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Forum: Remington Today, 01:06 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,562
Posted By W8LON
It would be interesting to hear from others if...

It would be interesting to hear from others if this was a truly flawed design. With an empty rifle outdoors in a safe area of course. Will the hammer fall if bolt is held open a quarter inch? Perhaps...
Forum: Remington Today, 08:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,562
Posted By W8LON
Bitter yes, after spending 35 years with hearing...

Bitter yes, after spending 35 years with hearing loss do to the design and QC of the rifle. Ear is still ringing all these years later and a BAHA hearing implant was required three years ago. I would...
Forum: Remington Yesterday, 07:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,562
Posted By W8LON
^ I’m not bitter and hope it doesn’t sound that...

^ I’m not bitter and hope it doesn’t sound that way😏
Forum: Remington Yesterday, 05:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,562
Posted By W8LON
Buy the Browning by all means! The 552BDL was...

Buy the Browning by all means!
The 552BDL was my first gun purchase as a teenager and was special ordered new in 1978 for $112 from a local shop. Someone else mentioned jam o matic, spot on. I...
Forum: Military Trainers 01-14-2020, 07:42 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By W8LON
Thank you, the .22 Mag bench barrel come in...

Thank you, the .22 Mag bench barrel come in today’s mail. I still think it would be an easy task making this into a magnum receiver by milling forward portion of receiver opening and making a new...
Forum: Military Trainers 01-13-2020, 07:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 176
Posted By W8LON
UMC Cugir single shot trainer

Well I tried to turn this old girl into a shooter over the past few months. Rifle other than stock was in around 90% condition but I prefer accuracy over aesthetics. Was missing rear sight as most...
Forum: Benchrest 50 yd. Iron Sight Matches with NRA A-23/5 target 12-28-2019, 10:22 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,528
Posted By W8LON
I’m still interested myself otherwise wouldn’t be...

I’m still interested myself otherwise wouldn’t be driving sixty miles round trip to the range. Will have to see if any of the indoor smallbore guys are interested in joining in. Three position just...
Forum: Benchrest 50 yd. Iron Sight Matches with NRA A-23/5 target 12-22-2019, 10:29 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,528
Posted By W8LON
Not the best with this particular rifle as the...

Not the best with this particular rifle as the sling makes it unstable, not to mention it was digging into bag. With the 8# Mossberg having more recoil than the M12 I’m sure having a sling in place...
Forum: Benchrest 50 yd. Iron Sight Matches with NRA A-23/5 target 12-22-2019, 05:48 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,528
Posted By W8LON
December, 22, 2019 Lon Hale United Sportsman...

December, 22, 2019
Lon Hale
United Sportsman Club, Iron Mountain, MI

After two days in a row of 40 degree temps couldn’t resist getting out and enjoying the weather. We’ve had sub zero temps and...
Forum: Benchrest 50 yd. Iron Sight Matches with NRA A-23/5 target 11-19-2019, 02:40 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,528
Posted By W8LON
About as warm as we will see up here for a long...

About as warm as we will see up here for a long while.
We have been lucky so far with just a few light snows. Other areas near Superior have had 40” already.
Have a much better feeling that the...
Forum: Benchrest 50 yd. Iron Sight Matches with NRA A-23/5 target 11-17-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,528
Posted By W8LON
Lon Hale United Sportsman Club Iron Mountain,...

Lon Hale
United Sportsman Club
Iron Mountain, MI
H&R M12 Eley SK Match
International rear, Olympic Front
Jim Beecher rest Protector bags

Heat wave in the U.P. Temp 33 degrees and wind light...
Forum: Benchrest 50 yd. Iron Sight Matches with NRA A-23/5 target 08-23-2019, 01:50 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,528
Posted By W8LON
That looks great, Rob! The old 510-512’s shot...

That looks great, Rob! The old 510-512’s shot very well. My fathers old 512 made some incredible shots in its day even after being beat up as a coon hunting gun most of its life. He bought it new...
Forum: Mossberg 08-16-2019, 09:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By W8LON
Very nice to have found two, now get out there...

Very nice to have found two, now get out there and shoot them.
Triggers aren’t the greatest but with a little stone work they become quite manageable. While my brother and I had it in the machine...
Forum: Mossberg 08-15-2019, 10:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By W8LON
Mossberg L43

It would be interesting to see how many of these were actually produced. I resisted for many years mounting it in the milling machine and drilling for the Weaver bases, but it’s a shooter with the...
Forum: Mossberg 08-15-2019, 03:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By W8LON
Rare one

Rare one
Forum: Mossberg 08-15-2019, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 618
Posted By W8LON
Have owned this rifle for around thirty years,...

Have owned this rifle for around thirty years, probably few in existence. Made for two years 1937-38 in lefty and takes same clip as the model 44US. Lost that seven round clip shortly after purchase...
Forum: Benchrest 50 yd. Iron Sight Matches with NRA A-23/5 target 08-10-2019, 07:54 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,528
Posted By W8LON
Yes they do, Tom! Haven’t shot a rifle in...

Yes they do, Tom! Haven’t shot a rifle in competition since 2002. Eyes sure have changed along with sight picture, what once was seeing the scoring rings at fifty has changed to a blurry blob!
Will...
Forum: Benchrest 50 yd. Iron Sight Matches with NRA A-23/5 target 08-10-2019, 02:41 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,528
Posted By W8LON
8/10/19 United Sportsman Club, Iron Mountain,...

8/10/19
United Sportsman Club, Iron Mountain, MI
Lon Hale
Vintage, H&R M12
International Rear, Olympic front
Federal Auto Match bulk
Beecher front rest with Protektor brick bag, Protektor rear...
Forum: Benchrest 50 yd. Iron Sight Matches with NRA A-23/5 target 08-04-2019, 04:45 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,528
Posted By W8LON
198-7X Lon Hale, Norway, MI H&R M12 ...

198-7X
Lon Hale, Norway, MI
H&R M12
Redfield International rear SureX aperture, Olympic front
Rest, chunk of wood, rear back of hand
Ammo Federal Gold Medal 711B
23-2X
25-1X
25-2X
25-2X
Forum: Open Rimfire 08-02-2019, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By W8LON
Reliability was never an issue with mine other...

Reliability was never an issue with mine other than locking the scope down on my 10/25 Hunter. As I was quite young when I purchased mine the action was polished with four fifty round clips and a...
Forum: Open Rimfire 08-02-2019, 12:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 978
Posted By W8LON
I don’t know about enthusiast but I’ve owned one...

I don’t know about enthusiast but I’ve owned one since they come it with them. Never could keep a scope in one place on mine with the grooved receiver even using Redfield rings, the heavy stainless...
Forum: Benchrest 50 yd. Iron Sight Matches with NRA A-23/5 target 07-31-2019, 10:27 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,528
Posted By W8LON
I want to play! Lon Hale, Norway, MI Vintage...

I want to play!
Lon Hale, Norway, MI
Vintage AMS rifles
H&R M12 International rear, Olympic front
Winchester 69 International Match
,Lyman 57 rear, unknown flip up ivory bead globe front...
Forum: Misc -- Other Rimfire Rifle Brands 07-31-2019, 12:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 732
Posted By W8LON
I picked one up yesterday as well. A very mint...

I picked one up yesterday as well. A very mint example with of course, missing sights. A attached my International rear and Olympic globe and headed to the range late yesterday evening. With...
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