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Old 08-03-2021, 07:50 PM
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Were it me/my gun I'd do it right. More important right now would be the group size the rifle shot the way you got it.

Sounds as though it was set up for 100yds or more. If you're going to shoot 50yds do the following. Measure the barrel diameter at both bases. Measure the height of the bases and figure the difference for an idea of what the rifle was set up for.

Get ahold of Steve Earl and tell him what you have dimensionally and what your intentions are. If he doesn't have the bases you need he'll make them for you.

This rifle deserves more than shims and with the variance you have if you try to go that route you're looking for trouble.

Like I said, my 2 cents worth.

Beautiful rifle.

T

Come on Tom doing it the correct way is taking all the fun out of it....

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Old 08-23-2021, 08:52 PM
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Just a quick note on buying an 1/8Ē higher front block from Steve Earle and doing it right. I know everyone couldnít sleep till they found out what I did with the rifle. One picture is with the Polish cardboard shims just to make sure it would work and picture number 2 is with the new block. Anyone looking for a 1/4Ē front block with .560 spacing I will ship it to you for 20.00 in excellent condition, I paid 28.00. Larry
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Old 08-23-2021, 10:31 PM
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Larry,

I keep a box full of scope mounting blocks and rear sight mounting blocks. They come in handy for my friends and myself when we are mounting new scopes or sights,

AJ
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Old 08-24-2021, 08:51 AM
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Magnetic tape

AJ, you know that magnetic tape that you can buy at yer friendlyACE hardware? When I got my favorite 52B a lota years ago it came with Freeland tube sights. The fella who belonged to it had 2 thicknesses of that tape, maybe .090" each under the front sight. Still in place today and works good.
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Old 08-24-2021, 09:26 AM
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Brilliant!
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Old 08-24-2021, 01:40 PM
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AJ, you know that magnetic tape that you can buy at yer friendlyACE hardware? When I got my favorite 52B a lota years ago it came with Freeland tube sights. The fella who belonged to it had 2 thicknesses of that tape, maybe .090" each under the front sight. Still in place today and works good.
Keeley,

It works! Still got the tube sight? I haven three Unertl's and two Redfield's.

These are my spares. Pick up most out of junk boxes at gun show and gun shops. Some were given to me by other .22 shooters. I and my friends use them as needed. The only rule is if you take a block your old block goes in the box for future reference.

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Old 08-24-2021, 07:43 PM
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Stuff

Your accumulated "stuff" looks a lot like mine but I think you have more then I do.
I also have several scopes in the same category as yours that I'm looking to sell. Still have the tube sight and more. Best sighting system ever built IMO.

My eyes have gotten to the point that I've gone to trapshooting rather then the rimfire on the bench. Lotsa fun.
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Old 08-24-2021, 08:06 PM
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The "accumulated stuff" comes in handy from time to time.

I have not decided to sell any of my stuff yet. I do find my myself using my Lyman scopes more and more as the eyes get older.

My only two shotguns have 20 inch barrels on them (a Remington 870 and a Winchester Model 12). The barrels are not conducive to shooting trap or skeet........

Getting old sucks!!
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Old 08-24-2021, 08:42 PM
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Wow, you guys have a great collection of parts. Wish I lived closer. Iím making changes to my shooting technique also working on steadying the rifle on the bench to eliminate heart beats. Maybe next week I will travel an hour to the club with the multiple ranges and spend the day. Larry
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Old 08-24-2021, 08:58 PM
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Wow, you guys have a great collection of parts. Wish I lived closer. Iím making changes to my shooting technique also working on steadying the rifle on the bench to eliminate heart beats. Maybe next week I will travel an hour to the club with the multiple ranges and spend the day. Larry
Slow your heart rate will go a long ways to eliminating the scope jumping. No caffeine or nicotine will help. I have seen the Navy Pistol Team out of China Lake take valium prior to a bullseye match, when I was stationed in Calif.
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Old 08-24-2021, 09:59 PM
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Slow your heart rate will go a long ways to eliminating the scope jumping. No caffeine or nicotine will help. I have seen the Navy Pistol Team out of China Lake take valium prior to a bullseye match, when I was stationed in Calif.
When and where in California? I spent 5 years at Edwards. Was back at China Lake a couple times after I retired and went to work for Hughes aka Raytheon nowadays.

Trap shooting is a lot more forgiving on that sort of heartbeat breathe control stuff.

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Old 08-24-2021, 10:09 PM
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When and where in California? I spent 5 years at Edwards. Was back at China Lake a couple times after I retired and went to work for Hughes aka Raytheon nowadays.
I was at NWS Seal Beach, Ca. I was the Guard Chief for the Marine Barracks there. We held some matches there and they came over for them.

I was Marine Aviation for 20 years. I was an aircraft electrician on A6's and EA6's.

A friend of mine (shooting partner) was the Chief Tech Pub Writer for Raytheon in Dunedin, Fl.
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Old 09-14-2021, 08:23 PM
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Just wanted to show 2 - 1/4Ē groups I shot monday at 50 yards. Group 1 circled is 1/4Ē and number 2 is sub 1/4Ē and thatís what I wanted to do. Itís a bucket list item and I made it. Could have shot more but there was tooo much BSing. Gotta get back out to the range, winter is coming fast. Want to give the Anschutz 54 sporter a chance also, Larry
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Old 09-14-2021, 09:24 PM
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Just wanted to show 2 - 1/4Ē groups I shot monday at 50 yards. Group 1 circled is 1/4Ē and number 2 is sub 1/4Ē and thatís what I wanted to do. Itís a bucket list item and I made it. Could have shot more but there was tooo much BSing. Gotta get back out to the range, winter is coming fast. Want to give the Anschutz 54 sporter a chance also, Larry
Larry,

Very good. However, you need to come shoot with us down here for two reasons. One is winter is still six months off and then we put on long pants. Two is we use new targets for every string of fire.

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Old 09-15-2021, 10:54 AM
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Definitely what Keeley said. The big problem with shims is going to be reduced thread engagement in the barrel and the increased risk of stripping those threads. I know for certain you don't want to do that
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