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  1. #31
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    Paul, that new rig of your truly looks 'right'; great job!
    "When one goes willingly into the darkness, all he will find there, is what he brought in with him".

    --Gabe Suarez, after the 7-11 shootout

    Proper development of the 'Warrior Spirit', training and physical conditioning before 'The Event' cannot be overstated.

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  2. #32
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    Quote Originally Posted by KarlinPhoenix View Post
    Paul, that new rig of your truly looks 'right'; great job!
    I wanted to keep it as true to the era as possible. I have been spoiled by modern scopes however and an old Weaver fixed 4x power wasnt going to cut it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Groth View Post
    I wanted to keep it as true to the era as possible. I have been spoiled by modern scopes however and an old Weaver fixed 4x power wasnt going to cut it.
    Yes, I am with you on that. LOOKS true to era.
    "When one goes willingly into the darkness, all he will find there, is what he brought in with him".

    --Gabe Suarez, after the 7-11 shootout

    Proper development of the 'Warrior Spirit', training and physical conditioning before 'The Event' cannot be overstated.

    U.S. Army Rangers (1/75 'Old Scroll'), RS Class 5-78
    CRG; 0-5 Feet CRG; PSP Pistol; FOF Instructor School; Combat Pistol Instructor School, KWTLx4, Red Dot Pistol Gunfighting, RGF-1 Rifle Gunfighting

  4. #34
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Groth View Post
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    The scope is mounted and everything is aligned and tightened down properly. Im going to work up some handloads tonight and take it out on Saturday.
    Man, that's a beauty. Nothing quite like a well-made walnut-stocked bolt rifle like that, aesthetically speaking. The comb is even contoured nicely to keep the cheek-weld high enough (something I always have trouble with due to having high, narrow cheekbones).

  5. #35
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    Quote Originally Posted by Faramir2 View Post
    Man, that's a beauty. Nothing quite like a well-made walnut-stocked bolt rifle like that, aesthetically speaking. The comb is even contoured nicely to keep the cheek-weld high enough (something I always have trouble with due to having high, narrow cheekbones).
    It points and shoulders so nicely. The scope is right there. No adjustment of the face needed. I have the first batch of handloads worked up and im going out to the range this weekend. I wouldve gone already but unfortunately they just started the fire ban for our area.

  6. #36
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    Prime example of a Rifleman’s Rifle. Good luck at the range. ( Hoping for low wind / no gusts)
    30 characters exactly●★★ Scar 17s
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    Ive been a fan of Mr. Ackley's work for a long time. Even have one of his original print books from 1962

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    Wondering how that Range Test worked out . I have a feeling you were pleasantly surprised.
    30 characters exactly●★★ Scar 17s
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  9. #39
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    Beautiful rifle. I have long been a fan of his work especially his improved cartridges.

    When I was about 12 my best friends dad took us to the range with us PO Ackley 25/06 AI with a 26” barrel. It was phenomenally accurate.

    Over the years I have owned several AI chambered guns and I fire fly have a 257R AI and a 338-06 AI. I also have a 7mm Mauser AI but being a huge nerd had it engraved 275 Rigby AI by my gunsmith who actually knew Parker.

    I have also owned 3 PO Ackley guns that I let slip away over the years in 250 Savage AI, 30/30 AI and 35 Whelen AI.

    i hope yours is a shooter. Mine all were.
    I carry two kinds of trauma kits. One for fixing it and one for causing it.

  10. #40
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    Well finally got to take the Ackley rifle out and shoot it. This is just the first group. Unfortunately it was blowing 35-40mph today and got only 2 round grouping because the wind blew the target stand completely out of the ground and i didnt feel like moving lanes and all that nonsense. I am going back to the range tomorrow when its not so windy and i can actually test more handloads. This group was just some rounds i whipped up to get the rifle zeroed. This rifle has some serious potential. This group was a 100yds in extremely high wind. 20220617_132031.jpg

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