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Got the barrel and sight bases installed today and need to check the headspace. Also did a little clean up and re-bluing.
 
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Headspace checks out OK.Waiting on a barrel band and receiver ring. A couple more pics.
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Received the barrel band and handguard ring today and got them installed. hoping for some decent weather to try out this rifle and do some shooting with a few others. If it shoots as well as I hope I'll do some more clean up on it. Kind of looks like a sniper rifle !!
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Received the barrel band and handguard ring today and got them installed. hoping for some decent weather to try out this rifle and do some shooting with a few others. If it shoots as well as I hope I'll do some more clean up on it. Kind of looks like a sniper rifle !! View attachment 136142 View attachment 136144
 

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Looks like I need to do a little adjustment on the scope rings.
 
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I got to test fire 3 rounds through it this PM. They were handloads loaded for small ring Mausers and seemed be just fine. 120 grain Speer SPs loaded a grain below max. No signs of excess pressure, primers looked fine, and no hard bolt lift. I need to do some yard clean up in order to use my back yard range as I've a brush pile in the way.
 
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One nice thing about keeping the 29 inch barrel full length is reduced recoil due to weight. This will be one soft shooting rifle. Also it will pick up a little more velocity.
 

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One nice thing about keeping the 29 inch barrel full length is reduced recoil due to weight. This will be one soft shooting rifle. Also it will pick up a little more velocity.
Those long barrels point easier for me JWR. I like a rifle slightly muzzle heavy.
 
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