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    Cecil Tucker has left the range

    I just received word that Cecil Tucker passed away last night. Cecil was a Benchrest shooter and gunsmith out of Odessa, TX. Pioneered the Tucker Conversation on Leopold scopes and maker of the “Tucker” .22 and 6 mm bullets. Cecil was very instrumental in getting me started in Benchrest shooting. We are diminished. RIP my friend.

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    Sorry to hear we have lost another great Sportsman. R.I.P. Cecil Tucker.

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    I’m sorry to hear this. He was a good man.

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    Cecil Tucker

    A Benchrest Icon, bullet maker, innovator, mentor. My first benchrest rifle,chambered in 30 “Fat Albert” ,was built by Cecil Tucker.
    When I thought I needed new brass,I called Cecil to get instructions on how to make new brass for the “30 Fat Albert”. Cecil’s reply was, “You don’t need new brass, the brass I made for that Rifle will out last you.” He was correct.
    A short time later,I traded the rifle for one with less recoil. True Story.
    A great competitor and friend. He will be missed.

    Glenn

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    He was a true innovator. Just imagine how many shooters benefitted by having their scopes reworked by him, not to mention winning with his bullets.

    Prayers to his family and friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Nyhus View Post
    He was a true innovator. Just imagine how many shooters benefitted by having their scopes reworked by him, not to mention winning with his bullets.

    Prayers to his family and friends.
    ...Had a couple scopes done by him. Although I haven't shot in sometime, I can still see his face in my memories. Quite a gentlemen he was ...

    rest peacefully Cecil.

    Pat

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    We have lost another good man

    Cecil was a good man, an innovator and a gift to our sport. I will miss him.

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    Tuckerized Leupy

    I had a Leupy done by Cecil. Perfect repeatability. Never getting rid of that scope.
    RIP Cecil.

  9. #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by P Hurley View Post
    ...Had a couple scopes done by him. Although I haven't shot in sometime, I can still see his face in my memories. Quite a gentlemen he was ...

    rest peacefully Cecil.

    Pat

    Couldn't have said it better, Patrick! Enjoyed many a meal with Cecil and Charles.. I will never forget him.

    Pat Byrne

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