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Old 11-23-2020, 10:14 PM
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I like em unique, ISSC SPA



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To start with I've had this rifle in my safe for several years and just am getting around to setting it up for use on the gopher fields next spring. It is a ISSC SPA 17hmr version with wood stock. I have an affliction for toggle actions like these. I also have two PWS Summit as well. Anyway, I had trouble removing the barrel when I 1st got it to have threaded is why it's just sat but fast forward to now and it all came appart smoothly. The barrel is getting cut from 20 to 16 inched and threaded for my suppressor. Due to holidays I may not get it back for a week or two. In the mean time I'll get the trigger tuned up better and fit a better scope to the 11mm rail via Talley (I think) split steel rings. The trigger is odd in what may be a euro way. It's light and crisp but with no real wall it breaks. Odd for sure. It has a sporter style stock. I'll use it for breakin and accuracy testing but may see one of our fellow RFC stock makers for a more Tac/Prac stock setup if it deserves it after testing. OK, enough of my babble. Some here love to see tear down pics so I'll add those now and update this thread when I get to the next step. Any questions just ask.

Happy Thanksgiving to all
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Old 11-24-2020, 05:28 AM
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Different, as you say Unique, look forward to seeing some groups.
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Old 11-25-2020, 08:39 AM
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So Iíve tried a few toggle actions because I really like the idea of the action. Never tried the summit because it seemed hit/miss on function (I think volquartsen may have finally given up on the design too) , tried a newer t-bolt, and had (2) of the ISSC SPA.

Sold them all as the function was not great. Hopefully you have better luck than I did with the SPA. The first one had multiple feed/extraction issues and I sold the second (warranty claim) before even firing it. If I recall correctly the safety on the SPA was also a little different as well.

Iím very interested to see your results.

Iím now in the camp that itís anschutz or bust if I decide to try another toggle action
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Old 11-25-2020, 11:50 AM
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Tinkered with the trigger yesterday. Started with a measured 2lbs. Tried pulling the trigger return spring and placing an overtravel in its place with actually worked well making a clean 14oz trigger but do to safety issues I placed return spring back in minus 1.5 coils. Makes a acceptable 18oz trigger that is safe. Now due to this type of "in the trigger guard, airgun type" safety I will likely not let others use it. This gun is all about me and gophers. On a curiosity note the trigger is held in place by two screws. One on each side with one towards the front and other side towards back. Let's say it's kinda like front drivers side and rear passengers side. They are a counter sunk screw that lines ot all up perfect each time. Still odd they didn't use 4 but I'm not German so.....Decided to leave the trigger surfaces alone so as not to be a BUBBA.

Still deciding on using 11mm ring, which go against my good TacticalNinja nature or getting a picatinny rail adapter(full ninja) and drill/tap in on permanently. I have good 11mm Talley rings but I'm just not English enough to fully accept the concept. Although they do look elegant. I guess I could drill and tap a recoil pin but in walks BUBBA again.

Anyway, triggers good enough and now I think it's just barrel machining time. Should get dropped off at Tioga Machine shop(Redneck Oilfield=old smart dude) Monday and be finished by Wednesday. Oh ya, almost forgot. I think I'll polish the bolt linkage to pretty it up some. I do like shiny stuff.

Best regards and have a safe Thanksgiving

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Old 12-05-2020, 01:09 AM
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Got it all back together. Barrel is threaded and I fitted a thread protector. Cleaned out the nasty grease in the action and lightly polished the SS bolt/linkage. Mounted up the only open scope I had, Simmons 44mag. They've done OK for me in the past. Range trip tomorrow.
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Old 12-05-2020, 07:46 AM
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Got it all back together. Barrel is threaded and I fitted a thread protector. Cleaned out the nasty grease in the action and lightly polished the SS bolt/linkage. Mounted up the only open scope I had, Simmons 44mag. They've done OK for me in the past. Range trip tomorrow.
Nodak--I had seriously considered buying one of these rifles awhile back. That stock on yours seems to have some really nice grain in the buttstock. While I love my (two) Izhmash toggle-action (BB 7-2's) the stocks on them look like it was made from a Russian fencepost. No grain or character to speak of... Yours certainly looks good, though. I hope the SPA shoots well for you and looking to your range report.
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Old 12-06-2020, 03:06 AM
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PlVery shaky range day. Got detoured to my buddies place to fix his Ice Castle but got to shoot it a little anyway. Shot from picknick table at 50 yrs and groups were real tight. Shot a woodpecker and tweety bird right after. Then was able to shoot out the window at a 100yrds. Used a bag on window sill. Not great but any trigger time is a good time. I held a quarter up for comparison sake. Hopefully better next time. 3 shot group is 20gr and 5 shot is 17gr.

On a final thought , that scope has got to go. I found an Athlon that might fit.
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Old 12-07-2020, 07:31 PM
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Better today. Had feed issues 1st time also and those are gone. I feel this gun will get better the more it gets shot. Hope ammo gets more available by spring. Group below was 1st three today. 1" square for reference
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Old 12-07-2020, 07:34 PM
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Wind was varying 8-12mph. This was shortly after wind changed.
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Old 12-08-2020, 11:22 PM
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Forgot to mention the chrono was saying this 16.5" barrel is spitting Hornady 17gr pills at 2650 or so fps. No loss there....odd but I shot 20 over the chrono to average it.
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Do you think it can be set up with a second barrel in .22 WRM ? The .22WRM mag. is the same as the .22 LR on the out side and fits in the receiver .
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Old 01-08-2021, 08:30 PM
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One could easily change the barrel with proper machining but switching back and forth would be painstaking to say the least.
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Old 01-09-2021, 11:31 AM
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Picked one from CDNN 2 days ago ,I have been putting off the purchase of one for 4 years. Waiting for FedEx to drop it on my FFL's door step .
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I bought the polymer version directly from ATI back in June 2019. Haven't shot it yet but an putting a Sig Tango 4 4-16x on it for some p-dogs. Gunmagwarehouse had the magazines for $15 at one time so I bought 8 of them. Wish I'd picked up more. I really wanted the wood version but they were all out by then.

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Old 01-15-2021, 08:35 PM
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Picked one from CDNN 2 days ago ,I have been putting off the purchase of one for 4 years. Waiting for FedEx to drop it on my FFL's door step .
It came in today and works very easy ,better than my Russian straight pulls . Did they offer a open sight add on for them ? It seems that some one had a front sight that would fit around the barrel and the rear sight would attach to the dove tail on the receiver .
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