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Re: New title: Long range rifle?
Posted by Ned on Monday, 18 May 2015, at 11:46 p.m., in response to Re: New title: Long range rifle?, posted by Dick Hosmer on Monday, 18 May 2015, at 8:55 p.m.
Dick (and Tom) thanks for the useful and interesting info. It's indeed a beautiful rifle. After your input and reading my copy of Poyer-Riesch I realized it wasn't what I first thought. I do have the rifle set aside and may still buy it. There are some others that are interesting and less expensive remaining; of course I'd love to get them all but the little lady may object. A bit of background: My great-grandfather was a doctor in the Army from 1872 until 1912 and loved to shoot. He had 30 days service during the Civil War when he was a student at Penn. which got him promoted to BG when he retired! I have his S&W nickel plated revolver which he won in a match. My Dad was an Infantry colonel, I have my great uncles 1911 that he carried in WW1 and I'm a retired Airborne Ranger Corps of Engineers officer, so shooting runs in the family, I guess. My Dad loved the '03 Springfield and couldn't understand why we had to carry 400 rounds of basic load in Vietnam. He thought it was a waste. But I love these trapdoor Springfields. Dick, are you in Phoenix, did you know of the collection? Ned
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