Classic American rifle in classic American cartridge.

Classic American rifle in classic American cartridge.

This is a discussion on Classic American rifle in classic American cartridge. within the Defensive Rifles & Shotgun Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Picked her up today :) Optics are an old Bushnell Sportview 3-10x. I have no idea how to use it. I haven't shot a scoped ...

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    Classic American rifle in classic American cartridge.

    Picked her up today :)

    Optics are an old Bushnell Sportview 3-10x. I have no idea how to use it. I haven't shot a scoped rifle since I was deer and hog hunting as a teenager.

    I'm pretty sure the trigger is all factory, ridges seem correct, but it is VERY VERY nice... I hope none of the screws have been messed with.

    Changes: M40 profile stock inlet for long action, finished in GI oil, then glass bedded. Then a 1907 sling.






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    Get it a zero on that scope and shoot it.
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    Hah! Scope is too old for those to be applicable. Thanks though. :)
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    Nice rifle, Chris.
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    Very nice sir!

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    Nice rifle. Need to get myself a good rifle.
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    What don't you understand about the scope? Is it how many MOA each click is? They probably are 1/4 but may not be. The power ring and focus rings are straight up. The old glass on those scopes is great.
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    Thanks everyone! I can't wait to shoot her!!

    Mr Buckwheat, it's pretty straightforward. I was mainly speaking in jest. :) It's 1/4 clicks. Coin operated. Mag ring, and corrected vision adjustment ring to make the crosshair clear. It actually feels like a pretty bombproof scope for a cheapie. I bet it was part of a 1984 package deal.
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    Very nice rifle! Well Done!
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    Hey now... those were decent scopes in their day. If I were to take my '06 out hunting I'd see no reason to change out the Bushnell Banner 3-9 that's on it.

    Take her out shooting and give us some before and after targets. You might find you don't need to change much. I think it looks pretty darn good. And you shouldn't have to worry about swapping out the trigger
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    Beautiful and classic rifle.
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    This was definitely the biggest surprise:


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    What a nice looking rifle you have there! I like the way it looks in your good photographs.

    I'd be willing to adopt that rifle or one like it.
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    Nice rifle, you have a good one there.
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