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Arisaka Type 99 to 500yds: Practical Accuracy (Why did Japanese use those sights?!)

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The Arisaka Type 99 short rifle is often attributed with one of the strongest actions, with some of the best mitigating gas escapes to deal with an overcharged cartridge… but what about the rest of the rifle?

The Imperial Japanese Army decided to put a wide aperture rear sight tha thas an anti-aircraft capabilty, with a slick “cock-on-close” straight bolt Mauser type action.

We delve into the effectiveness of these sights, but most importantly, why did the IJA decide on this radical departure from the standard type rifle sights of the era?

(TLDR: the sights aren’t amazing for targets, but VERY FAST, and well suited for the IJA’s fighting doctrine)

A special thanks to Brandon from The Gun Room for loaning us his rifle, and then transferring the Type 99 that I purchased, and thank you to Othias from @C&Rsenal for putting quality Arisaka information out there, and also helping with our research.

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More C&Rsenal Arisaka content:
Arisaka Type 38
Arisaka Type 99 rear sights

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– Vortex Optics Pro GT Tripod
– Phone Skope Lollipop Universal Digiscoping kit

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Distance Conversions:
150y – 137m
200y – 182m
250y – 229m
300y – 274m
350y – 320m
400y – 366m
450y – 411m
500y – 457m

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Music by Tyops (THANKS!!!)

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