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Today our local club, the Fort Valley Gun Club, Fort Valley, Georgia, shot a .22 Benchrest Match. It's an informal event that is shot at 50 yards on the IBS target. The day was cloudy, cool at 50 degrees and a bit humid. The wind, for once, was light and often almost still. It was the best day to shoot that we've had in quite awhile.

I used my factory stock Suhl Standard 150 with a 46X Weaver T-Series XR scope and Lapua Center-X cartridges. My score of 250-15X was match winner followed by a 250-13X and 250-12X taking second and third respectively. My target is below. I'm really pleased with my Suhl.

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Congrats doubs43! Eight X's in a row (bulls 15 tru 22) is hard to accomplish!

Better write-down that Center-X lot number! LOL

On a side note, myself and the shooter beside you's rifles didn't like that cold temp in the high humidity. At least that's my guess. And it's always a guess!

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Congrats doubs43! Eight X's in a row (bulls 15 tru 22) is hard to accomplish! Better write-down that Center-X lot number! LOL

On a side note, myself and the shooter beside you's rifles didn't like that cold temp in the high humidity. At least that's my guess. And it's always a guess!
Thank you. I hadn't realized that I did indeed shoot 8 X's in a row. I usually have trouble shooting two in a row. LOL. Sadly, I only bought one brick of that lot of Center-X.

It was cool and humid yesterday and no doubt had an effect on how well the guns shot. Thankfully the wind - for once - cooperated.
 

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Either way, your Suhl has to be the most accurate (amazingly accurate!) stock rifle that I've ever seen.

In Bill Calfee's book he raves about the quality of Suhl's stock barrels.

"Suhl bores are some of the most uniform I have ever seen. They have what I call a "strong" rifling pattern. The ratio of land width to groove width is just perfect. "

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I ran upon one of these at a small local gun show some few years back. It and a Savage Anschutz Mark 10A were on a table together . After some dickering, I walked away with both guns...I seem to recall giving something like $950 for both. After getting the guns home and not knowing anything about the Suhl, I did some research and found that mine was one of the Jim Williams guns set up in a blue McMillan bench rest stock and professionally pillar bedded and with an early Bill Calfee tuner on it.


I will say this, that gun had the nicest factor trigger I have ever had the pleasure to shoot. The gun was quiet accurate...shot about like what you show in your targets. Unfortunately, it fell victim to a fit of downsizing that seized upon me. I miss shooting that gun....did I mention that the trigger was awesome? :giggle:

Congratulations on owning a fine gun that shoots well. Makes me wonder how it would shoot if it was perhaps bedded and had a tuner attached...

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I ran upon one of these at a small local gun show some few years back. It and a Savage Anschutz Mark 10A were on a table together . After some dickering, I walked away with both guns...I seem to recall giving something like $950 for both. After getting the guns home and not knowing anything about the Suhl, I did some research and found that mine was one of the Jim Williams guns set up in a blue McMillan bench rest stock and professionally pillar bedded and with an early Bill Calfee tuner on it.


I will say this, that gun had the nicest factor trigger I have ever had the pleasure to shoot. The gun was quiet accurate...shot about like what you show in your targets. Unfortunately, it fell victim to a fit of downsizing that seized upon me. I miss shooting that gun....did I mention that the trigger was awesome? :giggle:

Congratulations on owning a fine gun that shoots well. Makes me wonder how it would shoot if it was perhaps bedded and had a tuner attached...

James
I remember that one! Unfortunately, I, too, fell into a "fit of downsizing" and sold that fine rifle. And yes, it did have a wonderful trigger.
 

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I just wish all my bolt guns had that trigger....

I came to the conclusion that I didn't need to keep every gun that passed through my hands - besides, what if I died and my kids threw a big garage sale? 馃お There have been some that went away that I wish I had back; a pre-war Winchester 62 comes to mind, but I still have enough quality guns to keep me happy. :giggle:
 
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