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#1 RayFromHouston

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Posted 23 November 2012 - 08:11 PM

I started shoot NRA XTC matchs back in 1981 with a H&K 91.... I did ok with it, but I picked up a 'recever sight' at a local Houston gun show and had a mount made for it.... My scores greatly inproved... them i got a bone stock "Texas" M1A and sent it to Clint Fowler for a beding job, barrle install and Blue Print the action.... Did great with it... But then i ordered a 40X from the custom shop and that's when I really started doing well (for me) @ the local matches... then I fell in love and got out of 'rifle' shooting... Took up IDPA shooting in the early 90's and never looked back.... But, my 2 bad knees are holding me back... so... I started looking to do somethong laying DOWN... that's when I saw the F Class guns.... WELL... I'm was hooked... found a SWEET deal on GB and had it shipped to Houston.... .308 Palma gun.... The open "sights" will be for sale soon and I already have a T-36 scope to install............ F Class.... here I come............. :cheers:



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Posted 24 November 2012 - 01:59 PM

Should be lots of fun. What kind of rear sight did it come with?

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 02:21 PM

Exactly why I chose shooting over motorsports racing 17 years ago...knew there would always be some shooting sport i could always be competitive at.

Congrats!

PS, hope you are still "in love" too. :D

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 03:49 PM

Should be lots of fun. What kind of rear sight did it come with?


It seems to be a 1/8th or 1/4 min, Paramount from England with a adjustable eye piece..... rear base will also go with sight, I don't know the height of it as it's still in the recever.... I would like to sell both sights as a set............

And YES... still in love, but not with the 1980's model........... :cheers:

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 07:25 PM

Welcome back. There is something incredibly satisfying about hitting a .5 moa target at 1000 yards.

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 08:10 PM

The front is a 22mm Tompkins.

Why not shoot from a sling, instead of "belly benchrest" ? Or NRA Mid-Range, LR or Palma?

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 05:25 AM

The front is a 22mm Tompkins.

Why not shoot from a sling, instead of "belly benchrest" ? Or NRA Mid-Range, LR or Palma?

Welcome back!

Mark


I have to start getting back into it somewhere.... I got my Mod. 70 XTC (.308, 22" Br.) rifle out of the BiL safe the other night and am thinking about setting it up as a mid range gun to shoot @ 300 and 600..... that way I can shoot cheeper 175's MK's out of the shorter barrle and not have to take a scope from 300 to 1000 yards.... Got my new shooting mat on Monday... ammo from SouthWest Ammo will be here on Friday and the Gen 2 Bipod that I bought from a seller HERE will be here today or tommorrow.....

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Posted 29 December 2012 - 01:25 PM

LR shooting is such a different animal! Always learn something new when you get out to distance especially that 1K! Have fun !!! Southwest ammo is great suff !




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