I resisted using the rails on my Anschutz rifles a lot at first.
Then I finally bought some dovetail rings and I've been happy about it. Kelbly's makes some nice sets. Anschutz USA has some single screw sets which are really nice for light weight rifles such as this. I believe kelbly's makes them for annie USA exclusively.
It amazes me how people like this stay in business, there is one here in Mississippi that is nothing but a crook. Puts used barrels on new builds, charges for truing action that are never touched, etc. How he stays in business has always been a mystery to me.
@bigfoot Definitely listen to @dddoo7 on this. CZ's that are extremely accurate are rare. CZ's that are precise, are plentiful. That means you can easily find one that will cluster shots into a nice little group, but you will play hell trying to find one that will put those tight little clusters in the same place each time you get behind the rifle.
There are simply not very many modern production rifles that can shoot like the target rifles of old.
That is what a long focal length does for the image.
Less bending necessary for the longer focal length means less chromatic aberration.
Can use a thinner lens which improves clarity because of less glass and potential impurities getting in the way.
Fixed power keeps it simple too.
I missed a 40X in 30-06 with a 20X Unertl on Gunbroker 3 years ago and it went for $1400...
Didn't check my bid.
Funny I did the same bedding job on my Savage 93R17 into a Boyds Tacticool. Found it on SnipersHide and tried it out. Skim bedded the action to the stock as well. Haven't tried it on these targets as its mainly my squirrel gun and its accurate enough for that. Just built up a mk2 and couldn't help putting it in a McRees rim fire chassis, yes I know booo McRees but I now have a rim fire copy of my center fire rifles. I'll have to shoot some of these targets with it next outing to see how it fares.
Two good Walnut blanks on the right were the first thing that caught my eye.
$128 and $147 4" thick
These were only 2" thick Frown. Phone was dying fast. This needed a flash.
Here are some Hard Maple 16/4 Blocks
One I grabbed off of the top just to check. I really needed to wipe it down with mineral spirits to see the grain better.
Nothing Fancy Really. It did have some waves when held at an angle to the light but no obvious Tiger Stripes.
The One small 12/4 Walnut I found
I bought a 5/4 piece of Sapele like this to mount my Lee Challenger Press and CPS_Lite on for clamping to the kitchen table.
Strong lightweight but rather open grained wood.
It planed with hand tools nicely last night cleaning up and relieving the edges
I would go with the 36x sightron, but only because that is what I am used to using. Pretty much shoot at 50 - 100 - 200 yard benchrest. I like the target as big as possible. For plinking at odd ranges from 25 - 100 the 8-32 might be a better choice. Wayne
As far as Remington quality goes...Remington 700's have been right around $400 for as long as I can remember. I gave $469 for my first Rem 700 that I bought in the early 90's...and I am sure the price was right around $400 for several years before that. Customers today expect that same $400 price tag even though everything else has doubled in price.
This is much like a conversation I had with a Whiskey distiller/ distributor. Just because the bottle has a number on it doesn't mean it sat in a barrel that long. When someone buys a Macallan 12 they expect it to taste the same so distillers have to cut each batch so every bottle tastes like the one next to it on the shelf. Only when it says "Years Old" after the number will it truly be that old and its going to taste different as every batch ages different.
Much like the firearms of today's industry. When you buy a 700 for $400 or a DT for your youngest child, you're expecting to pay a certain price, and expecting a certain result. You certainly don't expect the DT to shoot like a $400 Rem 700 ADL and there's a reason these 40x's sell for their price rather than the $200 of every other 1022. Because they work.
Just a little Alcohol wisdom for you consumers of the finer things in life. :joy:
If dddoo7 hasn't experienced rifle envy yet... he's sure to after this shows up at his door. He will need to keep everyone at a distance so they don't get drool on it.
This rifle has been a collaborative effort between TS Customs, Wayne Juergens, and Primal Rights. A thing of beauty and shoots like a laser to match. 22LR, taken all the way. A rifle unlike any other, for a man I've come to call my friend.
@orkan From the picture of the barreled action on that first page, I would say it's going to be hard to get enough bedding interface in there to have any value. I can't even tell where it bolts into the stock!