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Old 09-09-2008, 07:58 PM
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Hot Rod Serb LIVES!



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IT'S ALIVE!!!!

The above is an old picture. Tomorrow I will get a couple new ones.

Refresher: The Hot Rod Serb stated life as an extremely homely Charles Daly Zastava. Agoetz2005 refinished the stock for me using tung oil after sanding off all the ugly finish and checkering.

Accuracy while not awful was certainly not enough to maintain my interest. Best groups at 100 yards were with Fed American Eagle AE5022. Those groups ran from 1.25" to 1.5". Not bad but certainly not great. Yes I tried several match ammos but the AE5022 was best

So it stayed for a number of months. What to do?.

The heart of every accurate rifle is the barrel and the chamber there in. The bore of this rifle is extremelt smooth and shiny. That helps. but what to do.....?

Send the barrel to nemohunter for rechambering and other work. Many of our SuperStock shooters have had good luck with nemo reworked barrels and I have a Skeeter reworked barrel that is very accurate. So after shortening to 20 inches it was sent off. I got it back last week and the work looks very nice.

Yesterday after a big struggle I got the barrel back into the action. It is an interference fit so I froze the barrel and heated the action to as hot as I dared. Even with that it was a pretty good struggle getting it seated. I got my excercise!

Today I reassembled the rifle. I will mount the scope tomorrow. Hopefully I will get a chance to test it as well. Reports to follow.

This ought to be fun.
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Old 09-09-2008, 08:33 PM
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Great job Vincent.

Can't wait to see pics. and targets.

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Old 09-09-2008, 08:54 PM
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Well it sure is a looker...

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yeah Vincent !! great hearing its all back together. awaiting those pics



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I can't wait for the range report.
I also so hope the 1st shake down at the range goes good Vincent.

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Old 09-09-2008, 09:32 PM
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it should shoot much better than before. i have NEVER seen a rifle with a reverse tapered chamber but that barrel had one. does everything work OK Vince??? chamber OK with the new chamber??
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