Being interested in the Swedish Mauser M94 Carbine, I found something quite puzzling. Can someone straighten me out.
I read that the M94 sights start at 300 meters, and go up from there. If you want to shoot at a 100 yards, you have to aim down about 10 inches or change to a higher front blade.
My question is "Why was this rifle designed to shoot at a minimum of 300 meters?" It seems to me that in combat you want to shoot at a closer target, and why do it on a carbine? I can sort of understand it for a longer M96. Is the fact I read wrong or is there some other explanation?
Thanks for your time,