My first 5 shot 50 yard group with cheap Eley. Just a little over 1/4 inch. I'm getting everything ready to shoot my club matches.Very nice! I bet that's a fantastic shooter!
It don't look too shabby for a 50 year old rifle! LOLI wouldn't need to shoot it, it's great to just look at.
Wasn't Gordon one of the first BR gunsmiths to do the integral tuners? If I'm not mistaken Calfee started doing them early on but I don't honestly know if it was actually his idea. Either way I've always thought the sporter barrels were really neat. I'd like to have one someday just like yours
That Target is small. The outside of the Thick green bull is .500For a group to be a 1/4", the two outside shots need to be almost touching.
Take a picture with your caliper touching the outside edges please
You got a good eye!That Target is small. The outside of the Thick green bull is .500
he did say just over a 1/4". So it looks .260-.270 if I was to take a guess.
Why didn't he just put the round stock on the muzzle end, or order just a 1.150 inch straight bull barrel and just cut the middle of the barrel to his specs? Seems like a lot of extra workFrom IR 50/50 Sporters
Bill Calfee made the first muzzle device equipped sporter barrel from a Douglas #1 barrel blank.
A #1 Douglas blank has an enlarged big end of 1.150" for three inches, then tapers to a muzzle diameter of .625". He turned this #1 Douglas rimfire blank around backwards,
using the enlarged breech end for the muzzle device, then shrunk some 1.150" round stock to the .625" diameter muzzle end, giving enough metal to thread and shoulder it to a
54 Anschutz sporter action.
Then Bill finished profiling this backwards #1 Douglas blank so it would include a muzzle device and make weight for a 7-1/2 lb sporter rifle.
He then taper lapped the blank, chambered it, and worked out the depth, and diameter of the counterbore for the muzzle device.
When you think of it this was quite an undertaking.
No other gunsmith had ever, or would ever, take on such a task. This entire process took about a year to complete.
Why didn't he just put the round stock on the muzzle end, or order just a 1.150 inch straight bull barrel and just cut the middle of the barrel to his specs? Seems like a lot of extra work
Doug, Man oh man, thats a handsome rifle!Jack, THAT is a beautiful rifle!!! And the icing on the cake is that target. Not to take anything from your rifle or highjack your thread, but it seems so very close to home with a very similar rifle. Mine is a Bill Myers build in a Cherry stock, with a Hall receiver, a Benchmark Reverse-Taper 3-groove barrel (muzzle should look familiar) and a BIX trigger. It uses a FinnFire mag or can be set-up as a single-shot. It loves Center-X (and I wish I had a target handy).
Just for comparison.
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