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Some of these welded sculptures are pure amazing. I like the chromed ones to put out in the sunlight. Something else I enjoy, what did they salvage for pieces? A suzuki motorcycle was a major donor, kinda cheapens the whole project. The eye is great! The motorcycle exhaust flare ears work great too.
I used to be on a very international mailing list back in the day. In the evenings it became a real time chat room. We were talking away about across the course rifles and shooting matches when one guy posts, "Back in five minutes, going blow a fag." That brought the conversation to a screeching halt. I knew what he had meant but none of us that understood said a mumbling word!

When he got back he said, "Guys I see I need to explain something ..."

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Some of these welded sculptures are pure amazing. I like the chromed ones to put out in the sunlight. Something else I enjoy, what did they salvage for pieces? A suzuki motorcycle was a major donor, kinda cheapens the whole project. The eye is great! The motorcycle exhaust flare ears work great too.

I used to be on a very international mailing list back in the day. In the evenings it became a real time chat room. We were talking away about across the course rifles and shooting matches when one guy posts, "Back in five minutes, going blow a fag." That brought the conversation to a screeching halt. I knew what he had meant but none of us that understood said a mumbling word!

When he got back he said, "Guys I see I need to explain something ..."

Hu
Miss the days of shooting across the course and long range. Started out with a Garand, got loaned a national match M14, upgraded to a CMP service rifle, and finished up with a space gun and bolt action chambered in 240NMC. Never made high-master, but least one score above 770 a summer. Cleaned 600 couple times. Never could get over 196 on standing. Never made it to Camp Perry either. Eyes don't allow me to see the front site anymore. Best just give me a shot gun in a battle.
 

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Miss the days of shooting across the course and long range. Started out with a Garand, got loaned a national match M14, upgraded to a CMP service rifle, and finished up with a space gun and bolt action chambered in 240NMC. Never made high-master, but least one score above 770 a summer. Cleaned 600 couple times. Never could get over 196 on standing. Never made it to Camp Perry either. Eyes don't allow me to see the front site anymore. Best just give me a shot gun in a battle.
I live about 40 min South of Camp Perry. The Garand Match is fun. I will say the Rimfire Match is a lot of fun too.
 

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I live about 40 min South of Camp Perry. The Garand Match is fun. I will say the Rimfire Match is a lot of fun too.
I used to participate in the Spokesman Review postal league in the late 90s-~2003 and shot lot of indoor smallbore and occasional 100 yard prone small bore. I had gotten a partial case of federal UM1B from a collegiate shooter that changed rifles and this ammo was no good for him. I used it with a Remington 513T and shot a 1196-36x. Very rare day that I've never been able to recreate. The range was shaded, no wind, no mirage, and humidly was "perfect". I swear you could see the round through the peep travel downrange to the target.
 

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Miss the days of shooting across the course and long range. Started out with a Garand, got loaned a national match M14, upgraded to a CMP service rifle, and finished up with a space gun and bolt action chambered in 240NMC. Never made high-master, but least one score above 770 a summer. Cleaned 600 couple times. Never could get over 196 on standing. Never made it to Camp Perry either. Eyes don't allow me to see the front site anymore. Best just give me a shot gun in a battle.

You probably already know about it if it is still around but there was a lens set-up for your back sight to bring your front sight in focus. I think they were custom ground but I am reaching into long lost memory.

The federal match ammo reminded me of a bench match long ago. I was wrestling with my sporter, couldn't make it hold in a #3 washtub at fifty yards. As usual, hard to tell if it was me, the gun itself, the ammo, or that snake stretched out on top of it! I had stunk up the Sporter or Factory class as expected. With Unlimited coming up I would be shooting against the best of factory and custom rifles, even a few rails on the line. Those were like super precision miniature artillery pieces.

Instead of shooting my Suhl, I borrowed a friend's sporter that was essentially just like mine. When the smoke cleared my friend was well back with his rail, I had shot my way to second place with the factory rifle. When I brought the rifle back to Carl it was with two boxes of the UM1-B or whatever that Federal was called. "Here, your rifle likes this lot number!" I still have that Federal match ammo around. I paid about eight dollars a box for it. At today's prices it is fine plinking ammo!

Another brag with that ammo, I shot five 5 shot groups with a factory 452? CZ. Not just the aggregate, I kept every group under an inch at a hundred yards. Nothing for a centerfire bench gun but that was shooting for that little gun!

I had a world of fun shooting rifles and never found a better bunch, or better bunches to be more accurate, than the guys shooting rifles. I never shot across the course but through a fluke I knew about two dozen of the very best. That mailing list had about two people that hadn't won world championships or set records, maybe both. They respected that I used the scientific method and worked things out for myself just like they did. That was about all I had in common with these guys!

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