11 replies [Last post]
Don Fischer's picture
Offline
Moderator
Location: Antelope, Ore
Joined: 03/24/2005
Posts: 3173
Not to bad

Target is from my 30-06 which I don't shoot a lot. Seem's awful big to me. The rifle is 63 yrs old and has the origional barrel on it. it's pitted so going to re-bore to 338-06 ASAP. Target range 100yds. Bullet 180gr Hornady SPBT, IMR 4064 and 30 yr old Herter 120 primer's. Once fired Remington cases.

The rifle is built on an 03-A3 Springfield. Wears a 2 3/4x Redfield, solid bedded and the front sling swivel screws into a lug on the barrel. Origional military trigger but smothed up nicely. Lot's of take up and over travel. God I like this rifle! Yes

Offline
Location: North Louisiana
Joined: 12/08/2006
Posts: 120
Not to bad

Nope....it's not! The ole '06 is one of my.....probably is the....most favorite of all calibers! I shot many rounds through a Match Grade M1 Garand for a few years and that rifle and this caliber......were truly amazing at times in the performance given!

Good caliber you're thinking about going to also!! Thumbs up Big smile

Offline
Moderator
Joined: 12/03/2005
Posts: 1691
Not to bad

Great Don Thumbs up
When you said the rifle was 63 years old, I just have to ask ?

Was that one of your baby shower gifts?

Don Fischer's picture
Offline
Moderator
Location: Antelope, Ore
Joined: 03/24/2005
Posts: 3173
Not to bad

Actually I had an old friend that was like a father to me. He died in 1995 and I brought this rifle home. He was wounded in the Pacific durning WWII and spent the last year in the Army at the hospital in Walla Walla, Wash. His dad told him he should have himself a rifle made as a present to himself when he was discharged, this was it. The scope is one I bought brand new about 1970 in Kalispell, Mont, for a 338 win mag.

Bud used a good deal of old corossive military primer's in it and didn't clean quite so well as he should have, he was not a real ardent shooter, his dad was. The rings on this rifle are the old Redfield vertical split. To mount a scope you have to remove the eye piece of the scope. The scope that was on it had to have the front removed also to take it off, old 4x.

I read about a lot of people that talk of their rifles with burned out barrels in a relatively short time. I don't doubt it but it's the persuit of speed and poor cleaning that does it. I just found it interesting that this old rifle still shot so well after all these years and the abuse the barrel had.

Offline
Moderator
Joined: 12/03/2005
Posts: 1691
Not to bad

Nice story. Amazing how somethings can take a lot of abuse over a long period and still manage to preform rather well.

Oh well, enough talking about myself

Offline
Location: Summit, IL
Joined: 10/22/2006
Posts: 706
Not to bad

<--- waits for hammerette to jump on THAT lil remark Laugh Laugh

Yeah Don...They dont makeum like that anymore sad

Don Fischer's picture
Offline
Moderator
Location: Antelope, Ore
Joined: 03/24/2005
Posts: 3173
Not to bad

I knew it, I knew it!!!!!!!! What? What? What? What?

Offline
Moderator
Joined: 12/03/2005
Posts: 1691
Not to bad

Hammer sure has a different opinion on how things work. I keep telling him his brain needs a constant supply of blood while he insists it just requires a controlled amount of Crown Royal to keep it moist.
But he does pay attention to what you guys say, so don't lead him to far of course

Big smile Hammerette Big smile

Offline
Location: Summit, IL
Joined: 10/22/2006
Posts: 706
Not to bad

Well Hammerette.......I would say I would be his guiding light...But my lady keeps tellin me im kinna dim so I dunno how that would work out Mr. Cool!

Don Fischer's picture
Offline
Moderator
Location: Antelope, Ore
Joined: 03/24/2005
Posts: 3173
Not to bad
Hammer1 wrote:
Hammer sure has a different opinion on how things work. I keep telling him his brain needs a constant supply of blood while he insists it just requires a controlled amount of Crown Royal to keep it moist.
But he does pay attention to what you guys say, so don't lead him to far of course

Big smile Hammerette Big smile

And that is exactly why the man is called the man of the house! We just know these thing's! Yes

Offline
Location: Summit, IL
Joined: 10/22/2006
Posts: 706
Not to bad

LoL.....Don...I have a feelin im gonna have to sit you down and have a lil chat with you about our place in the food chain...UNDER wimmin...LiL Hint....We know NOTHING.....We are but empty vessles waiting to be filled with the knowledge from wimmin. Took me a lotta years to learn this....Oh yeah, and I learned to say YES DEAR and YES MA'AM rather than "piss off wench"....Seems they work better when it comes to sleeping Yes I personally dont like being woke up with a skillit to the head sad