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Old 11-22-2014, 09:54 AM   #1
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I built this back in about 1980 to win offhand and benchrest matches . I got over 100 1st place trophy with it . Sold it in 2005 and it still is top shooter . I cried when I sold it but keeping it in my safe and not shooting it was a sin too . I built 100% of the gun , cut my own bullet mold to cast and shoot in it . The 18" barrel is great for the benchrest shooting and for offhand means less barrel time for the bullet , plus you get the perfect sight radius of 22" peeps .

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Old 11-22-2014, 09:58 AM   #2
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That is some great shooting. You must have had a machine shop.
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Old 11-22-2014, 10:46 AM   #3
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TGR, you shared this one with us, before, but I never get tired of seeing this masterpiece of a gun. What action did you start with?
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TGR, you shared this one with us, before, but I never get tired of seeing this masterpiece of a gun. What action did you start with?
There was question in another post about sight radius on peeps and barrel length . So I posted this to answer some question

The action was a Ruger number #3 in 375 Winc or 30-40 Krag I can't remember which one . I won this Douglas barrel blank in a match and I machined and chambered in 32-40 Schutezen .
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So a 22" sight radius is optimum for a peep?
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:09 PM   #6
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I thought that might be a Ruger action. Always thought the No 3 was a neat gun. Had a chance to buy one in 45-70 but I knew the recoil with that gun and cartage combo would not have been fun. It is a strong action, though.
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Old 11-22-2014, 06:35 PM   #7
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I've had a lot of old guns with sight radius near 30" and I never did well with them offhand . You know I don't aim peep sights I go by picture sharpness and target brightness and with the longer sight radius that trick is hard to do offhand .





My Tanker Garand has a 22" sight radius and I NEVER miss anything with that gun I have ever shot under 200 yds offhand and that trick work well on that gun . Now this works for me .

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