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  1. Barrel shape

    Remember in our Sporter class there is no barrel dimension rule, so a cylinder barrel is legal.

    I have a Sporter the can handle a straight 1.2" barrel at 19" long.

    With a light carbon fiber...
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    Shiper King

    Marks winning Sniper King group was actually .257"

    Even more amazing, on the 5 shot 100 yd. stage of the Wilson trophy, Mark fired 3 sub-.2 groups.
    They were .098",.085", and.089". Had one small...
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    Add this name to the list

    Allen Bench age 75
    died Sept. 25, 2004
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    I had a new aftermarket bolt come in that over...

    I had a new aftermarket bolt come in that over rotated when you opened the bolt such that the lugs went out of alignment with the race ways and would not pull back unless you wiggled the bolt around...
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    Calvin, The oldest BR trophy here in the NW...

    Calvin,

    The oldest BR trophy here in the NW was started in 1944. I was 2 years old at the time! It is still contested, the famous "Sniper King" It is awarded for the smallest 10 shot group fired...
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    Calvin, I've have been BR shooting for 53...

    Calvin,

    I've have been BR shooting for 53 years. Started in 1969. As a newbie I didn't pay any attention to what was going on with NBRSA/IBS, but I think it involved money and who and how it was...
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    Unertl scopes

    WAY back when I started BR shooting I saw a lot of Unertl scopes on UNL rifles.

    Several of the fellows had a "clamping" devise on the scope tube that locked the scope body to the front mount yoke...
  8. Fixed 6X scopes

    While I don't shoot 22 BR anymore, I still have 2 Burris Minis, 2 Lyman 6x, and 2 Weaver KT-6's.

    They may not be on a par with todays scopes, but were fairly light, had adj. objectives. and fine...
  9. Neck Reamer

    Parshal,

    Thanks, I'll call them.

    Have never used Manson tools so just didn't think of them.

    Steve K.
  10. I need a .263 floating pilot neck reamer

    Anyone have this size neck reamer they would be willing to sell?

    Thanks,
    Steve Kostanich
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    Benchmark Barrels

    Sometime back I came across a You tube video showing the barrel making process Benchmark uses. It was done by some folks who arranged the tour of the shop.

    For me the most interesting part was...
  12. John Fry info

    Al,

    That rifle is pretty typical of the rifles John built in the '70's.

    I remember one he did for himself where he threaded the entire length of a Rem. action. (can't remember which model)
    and...
  13. John Fry info

    Al,

    I shot with John Fry all thru the 70's and early 80's.

    He was a tough guy to beat, and along with Manley Oakley, and Tom Sitez,(sp) was one to the top BR gunsmiths in the NW Region.

    I'm...
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    Your stock

    After looking at your stock pics, I don't think that is Benchrest stock .

    It is a McMill. Metallic Sil. stock. Forend is the wrong shape and a BR stock would never have a high cheek piece like the...
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    Oh My Gosh

    Is it Omicron season already, I still have my Delta decorations up!
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    I am diminished

    Really sad news.

    I met Larry 35 years ago shooting Hunter Rifle and did some 'smithing for him.
    Re-connecting with him at our July UNL match was really great, first time I had talked to him I'm...
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    Butch, I still have 10 boxes of the 30...

    Butch,

    I still have 10 boxes of the 30 American brass!!!

    Steve
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    If I remember right the cartridge was developed...

    If I remember right the cartridge was developed by Harvey Miller. The MCR stands for Miller Custom Rifles.

    It is very similar to a 219 Donaldson except with a 6mm neck.

    Harvey had a fair amount...
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    Al, Yes I remember Manley messing with the...

    Al,

    Yes I remember Manley messing with the short 6 BR. I think Dan Dowling actually started it, and it was called a 6 Talldog. A few other guys messed with it too here in the NW area.
    The cases...
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    Actually the bigger action was made by Hart, I...

    Actually the bigger action was made by Hart, I believe, to compete against the big action Al Weber was making at the time. The Weber action looked very much like the Hart.

    I started BR shootin in...
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    Memories

    I remember being at a UNL 10 shot match in Visalia quite some years ago.

    Elton, shooting a varmint rifle, won the 100 yard 10 shot agg.

    Pretty impressive, but Elton just moved on to the 200...
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    Sticky: Hunter, Nope didn't buy Weber's stuff. ...

    Hunter,

    Nope didn't buy Weber's stuff. Probably should have, but didn't have the $$ to pull if off. I was in my 4th year of teaching high school metal shop, and was not making a whole lot of $$...
  23. Looks like

    A restricted class Unlimited BR rifle from the late 60's and early 70's.

    For you newer guys to BR, way back when, there were actually two classes of UNL rifles, restricted and unrestricted. ...
  24. Status of Hugh Henriksen, reamer maker

    Has anyone heard if Hugh is OK? His home and shop are on the outskirts of Talent, OR, which has been mostly destroyed by wildfires.

    I have called his phone several times and always got a busy...
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    RG Thanks. What you said about the rifle is...

    RG

    Thanks.

    What you said about the rifle is pretty much what I had heard about them.

    Don't have the rifle in the shop yet, but will soon. It will get a Krieger bbl. chambered 6.5CM.

    Hope...
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