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    Competitive Sporter rifles for ARA

    Are there any factory sporter rifles which might do well in the new ARA Sporter competitions starting next year. For example: Anschutz 1416 HB, Remington Custom Classic 547, Weatherby Mark XXII,...
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    Floating the barrel

    You mentioned you were allowing the barrel to touch the end of the forearm. That would seem to defeat the purpose of floating the barrel--to allow it to vibrate without the stock's influence. Also,...
  3. Thread: Tuner question

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    It can be threaded

    A friend of mine had one of the earlier Hoehn/Harrell tuners--not threaded. He threaded it and now uses the weights or J&J Slide. The cylinder is the same, only the presence or adsence of threads...
  4. Thread: Tuner Settings

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    More grist for the mill

    I thought most folks had decided that the tuner settings and and addition of weights were used to effect the vibration such that the muzzle was still when the bullet left the bore of the rifle. My...
  5. Thread: Twist Rates?

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    SA versus EPS

    I have a 17 3/4 twist Benchmark 2 groove reverse taper barrel on my Anschutz 2013. When I shoot EPS ammo (Eley Match EPS, Club EPS or Biathalon--all EPS bullets) I get poor result until the...
  6. Forum also

    There is also an UK forum which may or may not have some connection with the magazine -- http://benchrestdirectory.forumup.co.uk/

    Both the magazine and forum are worth checking out.:)
  7. Thread: J&J slide

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    Weights - yes and no

    The Hoehn weights have the same thread diameter so the one threaded on both ends can be placed between the tuner and slide. Roger's weights, on the other hand, have a different thread diameter...
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    Don't forget lefthand shooters

    With the "T" style benches, if a left hand shooter is next to a right hand shooter, it can get kind of crowded. While the "U" shaped benches are wider, you can put the benches quite close together,...
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    ARA plugs

    I started using the ARA plug last month and it is very much superior to the RIG plug, The ARA plug is make of a yellow metal which really contrasts with the blue lines. Add the magnifier and you'll...
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    Gene Davis prepared

    I got a Gene Davis prepared Benchmark, two-grove, reverse taper, 16 twist barrel a couple months ago. It really hums. I'd avoid the slow twists as they seem to be very temperature sensitive. Gene...
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    Sunnyvale ARA matches

    John,

    Don't forget us. I understand your the one who started the ARA matches in Sunnyvale, and we'd sure like to see you back with us. We've been getting 6-8 shooters each month, so there's...
  12. Thread: practice ammo

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    SK Standard Plus

    I've found that SK Standard Plus is the best reasonably priced ammo out there. You used to be able to get it for about $270 a case or $3.00 a box, but hard times have driven the price to over $4.00...
  13. Thread: 52 C winchester

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    Clips available

    Clips for any of the Wincher 52 rifles will work in the C model, even those made for the 52 Sporters made in Japan several years ago by Browning and a few years later by Winchester.
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    Placement over Aggregate

    I like the idea of more emphasis on placement position and less on aggregate. On Saturday I shot an ARA match at Sunnyvale Rod and Gun Club. The condition were miserable, very high switching winds....
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    Source

    Dan Killough carries both the Hoehn tuner and the VonAhern weight system.
  16. Thread: Winchester 52 E

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    Dates

    124600 was manufactured in 1973. 124699 was manufactured in 1974. To look up the exact serial number go to: http://armscollectors.com/sn/winlookup.php

    Hope this helps.

    Rock
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    Additional info needed

    Friend Bill,

    At what distance were you shooting (25 yds, 43 yds, 50 yds, or some other distance); and what target (dimensions of the X and 10 rings). Thanks.

    Your friend Larry
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    An opinion

    I picked up Remington 541X from CMP last year, and had Brian Voeker rework the trigger (he did a real nice job). The 541X's trigger, unlike the 541T's is not adjustable. Even once Brian gave me a...
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    Places to look

    Check the classified ads on this site periodically. Also, attend some ARA or other sanctioned matches--sometimes participants still have the rifles they started out with. Check GunBroker.com or...
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    Another CZ benchrest

    BJ,

    Just thought you'd like to know about another CZ benchrest rifle. About a year of so ago a friend of mine purchased a CZ benchrest rifle with a Lilja barrel. He proceeded to win most of our...
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    Say it isn't so

    Bill,

    I'm sorry to hear you'll no longer be writing for Precision Shooting. I had discontinued my subscription many years ago, but re-subscribed when you started writing for the magazine. ...
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    X or Parallel

    Isn't there a short section of the vibrating barrel, when the wave is nearing, at and leaving its peak, where the angle coming in and going out is shallow, and the barrel movement is at it's slowest?...
  23. Thread: Conditions

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    Number and position of flags

    There may be wind conditions your flags aren't picking up. Where I shoot we have swirly winds. I've seen times when the close flag is blowing left with a bit of gusto, the middle flag isn't moving...
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    Effect of differences in bullet speed

    Shorty,

    I agree that shooting bullets of different speeds will result in different POI; however, I don't think that negate the Calfee method of determining how much weight to put on the tuner. I...
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    Federal

    Maybe with the price of rimfire ammunition skyrocketing Federal will think about coming out with a high end rimfire cartridge again. I sure miss their Ultra Match. At the end of Federals run, CMP...
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