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Old 01-10-2010, 09:04 AM   #46
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Something to do on company time...
http://www.shooterready.com/lrsdemolow.html
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Old 01-10-2010, 12:14 PM   #47
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I'm a former competitive handgun shooter.... I know nothing of long guns, save for the Mini 14 I have to qualify quarterly on (for work).

How is the new(er) Mini 14 "Target" looked upon by folks who know 'bout long guns???
I would suggest an AR get a Kalifornia legal one, The Mini's are not as accurate, with out a lot of Mod's get a nice AR you will be happyer
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Old 01-10-2010, 07:50 PM   #48
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Something to do on company time...
http://www.shooterready.com/lrsdemolow.html

No that is pretty cool.

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Old 01-10-2010, 07:52 PM   #49
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Thanks for the responses regarding the Mini 14....
Should I choose to get one, I'll now know it's limitations (and potential).
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:26 PM   #50
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Something to do on company time...
http://www.shooterready.com/lrsdemolow.html
Thanks Oddbawl,

That's pretty darned useful. Answered a lot of questions I had about the use and function of precision scopes.


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Old 01-11-2010, 04:36 AM   #51
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Thanks for the responses regarding the Mini 14....
Should I choose to get one, I'll now know it's limitations (and potential).
Lots of info on 14's here.

http://www.perfectunion.com/vb/
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:50 AM   #52
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More and more reasons why the Mini 14 would be juuust fine for what I want to do with iron sights at 100 yards. I really want one now!
Thanks again guys.
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Old 01-11-2010, 07:52 PM   #53
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Thanks for the responses regarding the Mini 14....
Should I choose to get one, I'll now know it's limitations (and potential).
There's an outfit in Texas that specializes in accurizing Minis in case you wanted to go that far. They put better barrels on them, glass bed them and do trigger work. Makes it a minute or better rifle but you'll pay for it.
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Old 01-13-2010, 01:34 PM   #54
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Best way to accurize a mini 14 is to sell it for what you can get for it and buy an AR.

That out of the way, I shot prone "full-bore" match for most of my teens and 20's until I moved to the USA.
I shot a Sportco M44 single shot bolt from 300-500 yards, then switched to a Modified Lee enfield No 4 Mk I for 600-1000(or 1200).

Rifles had the following setups:
Sportco:
Sights: Central aperature rear, J.G. Anschutz front with interchangeable inserts.
Barrel: Dennis Tobler black stainless bull. (Chambered for 7.62 NATO)
Stock: Lionel Weeks walnut, custom.
Action: Sportco M44
Sling: J.G. Anschutz single point
Handstop: Old BSA stop.
No4:
Sights: Central Aperature rear, central front with interchangeable inserts.
Barrel: Originally parker hale (7.62 NATO) but changed out to Tobler.
Stock, Lionel Weeks Butt, Lionel weeks front lower, original upper (cut back).
Action: Longbranch No4 Mk I
Sling: J.G. Anschutz single point
Handstop: J.G. Anschutz

Both of these rifles could shoot, but the No.4 had a little better jump and throw-off characteristics at longer range than the more rigid M44.
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Old 05-23-2012, 12:29 PM   #55
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Barrel swaps can be done without smithing, due to the way they are attached to the receiver.

I have a bone stock 112 BVSS in .223 that is accurate as heck even with the crude (before Accutrigger) trigger.
That is the reason I went with Savages. Can swap barrels (all .308s now) in three minutes. I have a 12 BVSS .308 and a 10LP in .308. The 12BVSS was a little disappointing until I figured out how to dampen the barrel harmonics. I shoot lots and fast and the harmonics kept coming and going with barrel temps. And load testing didn't help. Maybe later I will lay out the whole process and results, but I just found this thread along with the reloaders thread. ADV has something for everybody, right?
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Old 05-23-2012, 03:25 PM   #56
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The stuff about the Houston Secret Warehouse sounds like folklore to me, even though it is interesting reading. At the least the writer has embellished some real history with nonsense. For instance the statement: 'barrel MUST be 21 3/4 long for optimum accuracy' and the 'proof' provided by a couple of rifles is sheer folly. Accuracy in a barrel depends upon many details, including the load used, temperature response, harmonic behavior, bedding, etc. The one 'finding' that I agree with is seating bullets right at the lands and how to determine that experimentally.
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Old 05-24-2012, 02:03 PM   #57
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If long range precision shooting can include hitting a buffalo gong with a 45-70 and iron sights at ranges up to 800 yards, here's mine, a Browning 1885 BPCR. I got this from a client in partial payment of a fee back in the late 90s. He claimed it had never been fired. In 2005 I hauled it to Forsyth, MT, for the annual Father's Day Quigley Shoot held there. Fun stuff. I didn't do very well, and those guys are some kind of serious, but I had a great time. I'd like to go back but I don't have the time to practice.



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Old 05-24-2012, 02:12 PM   #58
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Another odd duck for long range precision shooting. The gun is an Armalite AR15 National Match, old-school fixed carrying handle as I got it thinking I'd try to do some NRA High Power competition, and, at least in those days, you couldn't go with a flat-top and detachable carry handle. I didn't end up using it in that fashion, but did discover that the gun is still damned accurate.

Couple years ago I got an ACOG for it. My aging eyes were having a little trouble with the iron sights and a nearby shop had a great sale on optics, so I picked up one with a .223 specific range-finding reticule. Great gun, I found I could get 1" groups at 100 yards, and bounce rounds off an 18" steel plate at 500 yards at a nearby range, using the internal RF.



Summer before last my daughter (behind the gun) and DIL (spotting) bounced about 4 out of 5 rounds off of that gong. My daughter's boyfriend, who is from NYC and had never fired a rifle before in his life, was even able to hit it several times.

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Old 05-24-2012, 04:20 PM   #59
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I have found this thread very easy to drool over. Thanks for showing off the toys
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Old 05-24-2012, 07:57 PM   #60
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I have found this thread very easy to drool over. Thanks for showing off the toys
Yes. also I think it was on here, there was another thread, long range varmint shooting? or I love this gun. one of them had some really nice equipment pictured

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