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Old 05-19-2019, 05:41 AM
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Great shooting there 🙂
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...I was immediately impressed at how well it shot with lower grade ammo like SK magazine. Then I did some lot testing with different lots of SK rifle match and if you’ve read this thread, you saw the targets. It was shooting so well that I didn’t even think about getting off of the bench. I was absolutely thrilled and looking forward to many more such cards. Now that I’ve had more time with it, I’ve learned that range session one was likely a fluke. Im not sure if it was “perfect conditions”, “everything came together”, or that I was “in the zone”, but it certainly was amazing.

Last week taught me different- ...Conditions were somewhat crappy, it was cool but not cold, there was mist/light drizzle that was not quite rain, and the wind was pretty light but switchy and inconsistent.

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Dr Gunner Sir,
I wouldn't worry too much about your last cards... To many of us, they look fantastic, and we'd be thrilled to have them!


In other news... If there weren't enough variables to deal with as it is (ammo, wind, etc), there are others most (BR) shooters are not even aware of. Gravity Fluctuation here on earth is but one. Although most gravity fluctuations are over long periods of time, water (including; rain, mist, high moisture content, etc) can contribute to short term fluctuations in gravity.
https://earthdata.nasa.gov/learn/sensing-our-planet/matter-in-motion-earth-s-changing-gravity



Camster:
You taught me something new about Honda Accord's, I thought all the EX-L models had the V-6 engine, but I was obviously wrong.
40 Hwy-Mpg for a car this size is amazing!

My Accord came with the 6-speed (floor and/or paddle-shifted) automatic, I've often wondered what a CVT would be like behind this engine?
SS454's: You had to remind me how the fuel gauge drops during (or after) a hard run! I try not to think about it & avoid looking at the gas gauge except to avoid running empty! Yes, the BBC powered beasts are expensive to operate!

Starters: GM did make two basic types, a "regular style", and a high-torque version. The HT starters had an extended contact at the lower, rear, solenoid connection to the starter housing. Big blocks and other high performance engines would eat the regular starters for sure, but don't ask how I know this.

Personally, I don't find that the El Camino has significantly less traction than other similar GM A-body cars (Chevelle, Cutlass/442, GTO, etc). Although the Camino appears to look lighter in the rear, the late 60's/1970 a-body cars all weigh around 3800 pounds and up (depending on options, how full the gas tank is, etc). My Camino weighs about 4100 lbs with a few bags of trash in the bed (with me in it-210lbs, about 3/4's of a tank of fuel, & a stuffed typical Craftsman hand-carry tool box on board).


Since I don't yet have an Anschutz to show off, I thought I should try to get partially "back on track" here and show some nice Ruger Mini-14 wood for your enjoyment...
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Best thing I ever did was get rid of my mini 14
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LoneWolf, that is a really sharp-looking Mini! How does it shoot?

I think the idea of the Mini-14 is terrific, but I've had two of them and neither could hit the broad side of a barn from inside the barn! (I bought the first one and thought maybe it was just a bad example, so later tried a second; there won't be a third.) Maybe if they were re-barreled?

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LoneWolf, that is a really sharp-looking Mini! How does it shoot?

I think the idea of the Mini-14 is terrific, but I've had two of them and neither could hit the broad side of a barn from inside the barn! (I bought the first one and thought maybe it was just a bad example, so later tried a second; there won't be a third.) Maybe if they were re-barreled?

Doug
I wish I could tell you how it shoots! Truth be told, I inherited this one (in late 2014) and just haven't got around to shooting it. I have another one, in stainless steel, that I've only shot a couple of times, the last time being in the late 90's. I won't say the stainless mini was accurate, but I did get it on paper with the new at the time, Simmons ProHunter 3-9x32 scope, at 50 yards...

Originally I couldn't afford the ammo to shoot it much (the SS mini), but now that excuse is no good (as I inherited lots of ammo with the blued one). I guess I just enjoy shooting 22LR pistols and rifles so much I don't have much desire for shooting anything I have in CF. That is bound to change fairly soon. My interest is starting to grow in seeing what some of the CF rifles I have now can do. This includes an (inherited) LR-308 and a sporterized 1903 of my late father.

To elaborate a little on my lack of CF (and lack of some other) shooting... I have several old & major spinal injuries that limit my time upright. Combine that with somewhat recent, unwanted but forced medication cut backs, along with my long time love of "chasing soda cans" around, and I always want to have the most fun shooting that I can, in the time I have. The 22's just do it best for me. I have shot a number of different CF pistols all along, so maybe I just find CF rifles painful. I know shooting my late fathers 30/30 last year (for the 1st time) hurt like a SOB! I'm honestly afraid to fire the LR-308 (shoulder pain?), but just the other day I finally got a horrible odor cleaned off the butt-pad of the Kicklite, adjustable stock it came with (in addition to the A2 stock). Said butt-pad has really soft and thick rubber (with cushioning holes & slots in it) so I have hopes it won't hurt that bad, if at all. The 1903 is another matter with it's hard & thin butt pad. I'll likely take a pillow for my shoulder to shoot that one...

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Old 05-21-2019, 11:06 AM
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I started to read this thread and the discussion about dry firing. After several pages, I skipped here to the end. I apologize if my comment has already been mentioned somewhere between the beginning and the end of this thread.

Concern was mentioned about being able to feed a dummy round to practice dry firing. I dry fire frequently and as a NRA instructor for my Boy Scouts, I have them practice dry fire as well. Rather than try to feed in another dummy round from the magazine, just lift the bolt handle and then lower it to re-cock. There is no need to extract the dummy round in order to practice dry firing unless you are practicing staying on target while the action is worked to reload another round for fire. Yes, after a number of dry fires, the practice case will need to be extracted and another empty loaded. In doing this, you want your extractor to catch and remove the practice case so that you can load another or rotate to a new spot on the rim. My point it that you do not need to extract and feed a new round each time. You only need to to cock by lifting and lowering the bold (without pulling it backward at all). I hope that this has been helpful and that I haven't insulted anyone who may have already known and practiced this way for 20 years. Burt
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I started to read this thread and the discussion about dry firing. After several pages, I skipped here to the end. I apologize if my comment has already been mentioned somewhere between the beginning and the end of this thread.

Concern was mentioned about being able to feed a dummy round to practice dry firing. I dry fire frequently and as a NRA instructor for my Boy Scouts, I have them practice dry fire as well. Rather than try to feed in another dummy round from the magazine, just lift the bolt handle and then lower it to re-cock. There is no need to extract the dummy round in order to practice dry firing unless you are practicing staying on target while the action is worked to reload another round for fire. Yes, after a number of dry fires, the practice case will need to be extracted and another empty loaded. In doing this, you want your extractor to catch and remove the practice case so that you can load another or rotate to a new spot on the rim. My point it that you do not need to extract and feed a new round each time. You only need to to cock by lifting and lowering the bold (without pulling it backward at all). I hope that this has been helpful and that I haven't insulted anyone who may have already known and practiced this way for 20 years. Burt
Before this thread, I was not aware that simply lifting the bolt handle resets the trigger- someone else did mention that. When I’m practicing dry fire exercises, I try to make the actions I undertake mimic those of shooting in an actual match as much as possible. One of my good friends PWNolan taught me to think of each shot as a separate event or series of steps. When cycling the action, it helps to drop the rifle to waist level to stretch out your arm muscles and give your shoulders a rest. So- when I do dry fire exercises, I cycle the action fully every two or three shots. In between, I lift and drop the bolt handle, but I still lower and raise the rifle for each trigger pull. Doing things that way gives me a few shots per dummy round without the firing pin breaking through, and gives me more practice shots per magazine than I would get fully cycling the action for each & every shot.
I do appreciate you taking the time to weigh in and share your knowledge & advice... I’m still learning about shooting and probably always will be.

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You clearly have an older match 54 action hi grade sporter. The newer match 1800 action (yours is a 1400 series) and the 1400 have a one piece firing pin with a flange that stops the pin just before it hits the breach face. Similarly on the Maych 64 lower cost action, although the firing pin is two,piece, it also,has a flange visible beyween the cocking piece where it meets the bolt body that stops the pin from,impacting the breech face.....or you csn just jand remove the front emd of the pin before reassembling the noly....all without tools. As target gin specialists these guys anticipate lots of dry firing. IF you have a less expensive gun with breech face damage, Brownells has a little 12 dollar tool,that will easily correct this with no firearm,damage.
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Very nice rifle, DrG.

The white-line spacers and skip-line checkering were standard on the previous 1712s with the wing safety. I believe (but not certain) that the white-line spacers (but not the skip-line checkering) went away with the new 1712s having the new slide safety. Doug
I have a friend who recently bought a used 2010 1712 with the rear wing safety that came with no white line spacers. Stock was finished with the hard gloss the same as my 1422.

Not a fan of the white line spacers or basket weave checkering myself. Both my 1973 1422 (white spacers) and 20016 1712 (sans spacers) have the basket weave checkering.

The OP's stock is a beautiful piece of walnut.
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Before this thread, I was not aware that simply lifting the bolt handle resets the trigger- someone else did mention that. When I’m practicing dry fire exercises, I try to make the actions I undertake mimic those of shooting in an actual match as much as possible. One of my good friends PWNolan taught me to think of each shot as a separate event or series of steps. When cycling the action, it helps to drop the rifle to waist level to stretch out your arm muscles and give your shoulders a rest. So- when I do dry fire exercises, I cycle the action fully every two or three shots. In between, I lift and drop the bolt handle, but I still lower and raise the rifle for each trigger pull. Doing things that way gives me a few shots per dummy round without the firing pin breaking through, and gives me more practice shots per magazine than I would get fully cycling the action for each & every shot.
I do appreciate you taking the time to weigh in and share your knowledge & advice... I’m still learning about shooting and probably always will be.

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I dry fire a lot too. I generally do as DRGunner does but I just remove the case and reinsert it. Generally use it 5-10 times and get another. When I am shooting live fire sometimes rather than ejecting the case I just pull it out and put it back in an ammo box.
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You clearly have an older match 54 action hi grade sporter. The newer match 1800 action (yours is a 1400 series) and the 1400 have a one piece firing pin with a flange that stops the pin just before it hits the breach face. Similarly on the Maych 64 lower cost action, although the firing pin is two,piece, it also,has a flange visible beyween the cocking piece where it meets the bolt body that stops the pin from,impacting the breech face.....or you csn just jand remove the front emd of the pin before reassembling the noly....all without tools. As target gin specialists these guys anticipate lots of dry firing. IF you have a less expensive gun with breech face damage, Brownells has a little 12 dollar tool,that will easily correct this with no firearm,damage.
Thanks for the info! I still use a snap cap or casing and just lift the bolt handle to cycle the trigger. Ill dry fire 3 times, then eject, rotate, reload and repeat. Works great!

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I have a friend who recently bought a used 2010 1712 with the rear wing safety that came with no white line spacers. Stock was finished with the hard gloss the same as my 1422.

Not a fan of the white line spacers or basket weave checkering myself. Both my 1973 1422 (white spacers) and 20016 1712 (sans spacers) have the basket weave checkering.

The OP's stock is a beautiful piece of walnut.
I prefer good old fashioned checkering, but with the figure of this stock, I’m happy with it. White line spacers set off the grip cap, which is rosewood with a white diamond inlay so it goes together nicely. Thanks for the words

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I dry fire a lot too. I generally do as DRGunner does but I just remove the case and reinsert it. Generally use it 5-10 times and get another. When I am shooting live fire sometimes rather than ejecting the case I just pull it out and put it back in an ammo box.
As described above, we do the same. I had this one to the range yesterday to dial in the VX3i 6.5-20x40 EFR. I shot a decent number of practice shots at a javelina swinger @ 60m, and did much better than any prior sessions with my CZ. The fit and balance of this rifle are excellent.

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