Steve Stanfill
Look what I picked up today  [smile]  The memories of Army JROTC came flooding back, tears included. PA270171.JPG   PA270172.JPG
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Rick Holly
Very nice. Someone break out the tissues?
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Steve Stanfill

Rick Holly wrote:
Very nice. Someone break out the tissues?


Thanks!  I wiped the tears on my sleeve  [smile]  I spent 3 years firing the 40X on the Rifle Team.  My normal 3 position score was 298 or 299.  Yes, I lettered in High School on the Rifle Team. HA!  I'm now in search of the Al Freeland gear to bring this 40X all the way up to match grade.

I'm dying to fire it but it is going to be 3 weeks before I can get to the range.  Taking off at the end of this week for an Anniversary Get-Away, and then doing a Weekend Run to Vegas with the Biker Group.

I had to attach the sights, so I'm not sure how good she will be when first fired so I will have to zero her in, but I will post some updates as I go along.

Gunny - a nod to you.  Not sure if it can be read, but the top line is stamped "U.S.M.C. Property".  This rifle was purchased through the CMP program and I have the certificate for it.

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uva7
very nice, cant wait to hear how it shoots.
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Rick Holly
A video would be nice.
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Keith Brownmiller
Which model is it Steve? CMP is a great program. I got my M1 Garand from them a couple years ago, when it could be shipped to the house.
The Gunny
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John Green
Nice wood, Steve. (THE GUN) I would love to see a video as well. 

Good idea Rick.

Speaking of video's...........Why don't ALL of you with these awesome weapons put up videos?
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Steve Stanfill
Keith Brownmiller wrote:
Which model is it Steve? CMP is a great program. I got my M1 Garand from them a couple years ago, when it could be shipped to the house.


Gunny, it is a Remington 40X .22LR, same as I shot in High School in ROTC.  In fact, this still has the gun number (#30) taped to the stock, and also engraved in the stock at the forward end.  Same makings as the one I fired.

But the one I fired in ROTC wasn't stamped USMC, it was US Property.

When I get back, I will take the baby to the range.  I will try to show my technologically challenged wife how to do a video.  No guarantees, her Fred Flintstone era Flip Phone still kicks her butt.....  Heavy sigh.......
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Steve Stanfill
11/14/14 Remington 40X .22LR, Olympic Peep Sights, standard stock configuration, no sling, sitting with elbow on bench and no other support, Federal Auto-Match ammo, 30 feet, 10 rounds.  Had to install the sights.  The outside #8 was standing.

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Rick Holly
Very nice shooting. You should've been a Marine!
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uva7
looks like it will do the job just fine ...
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Steve Stanfill
Thanks!  The range, believe it or not, doesn't have the NRA 50' Smallbore targets.  So I have to order them.  It was wonderful firing a baby again.  After the 3rd round, I had to stop because I got something (tears) in my eye (more tears) that was bothering (tears) me and I couldn't focus.  The memories of ROTC and the Shooting Competitions came (tears) flooding back.  And it felt soooooo good.  (I'm a wimp)

But in the mean time, I think I need to do 1 click left, 1 click up. 

What say you, Gunny?  [smile]

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Steve Stanfill
Rick Holly wrote:
Very nice shooting. You should've been a Marine!


Thanks, Rick!  And thanks for straightening out the target.  I took it with my phone and my computer was no help in turning it and resizing it.


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