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#5908819 - 09/02/15 06:19 AM This has never happen before!
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Registered: 05/25/06
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Loc: Howard County
Took the new Panther Arms out to the ranch yesterday to sight it in and as usual I'll start with the country boy sight in ritual which is a large flat rock about 300 yards out. First shot hit right where I was aiming so I give it another and it hit the same spot. Stopped and shot it a couple of more times on the way to the back of the ranch where I normally shoot and it was dead on. Hit the back and put up a target at 100 yards and shot 2 shot's about an inch and a half high and an inch right. 4 clicks left and one more shot and I was finished. I've put on over a hundred scopes and never had one mount that close to zero before. The rifle is a DPMS Oracle and the only problem I've found and will correct is the trigger, considering this is a low budget rifle that's not surprising. I wanted something simple and bare bones to throw in the truck and it seems to fit the bill. The LR-308 was just a beast of a rifle and the weight and length made it to awkward to try and get out the window for a quick shot. The Oracle also has a 1-9 barrel on it which is much more friendly with type of ammo I like to shoot. I haven't really run it through it's paces yet but so far it looks like money well spent. Now I just need to pick up some 10 round mag's.

Edited by HWY_MAN (09/02/15 06:21 AM)
Yes a Weatherby does kill them deader.

#5908850 - 09/02/15 07:00 AM Re: This has never happen before! [Re: HWY_MAN]
PonchoMike Offline

Registered: 06/27/11
Posts: 832
Loc: Paris
I once mounted an old Weaver K4 on a 10/22 for my sister. I kid you not, first shot at 25 yards was a perfect bullseye! I kept repeating it on another target to make sure. Couple clicks of elevation and took a shot at 50 yards. Dead on again! I know where your coming from. Needless to say I really enjoy shooting that rifle when she lets me!

Edited by PonchoMike (09/02/15 07:03 AM)

#5908860 - 09/02/15 07:10 AM Re: This has never happen before! [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Registered: 11/06/11
Posts: 768
Loc: Royse City, TX

Cheapest option for trigger improvement on that rifle is a Bill Springfield trigger job (google it). Costs something like $40-$45 and is a huge improvement. It's not going to be as good as a hihg-dollar replacement, but it's a great value.

#5908890 - 09/02/15 07:39 AM Re: This has never happen before! [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Go to town and buy a lotto ticket. Things seem to be lined up for you today.

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#5908993 - 09/02/15 09:00 AM Re: This has never happen before! [Re: FiremanJG]
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Registered: 11/01/12
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Loc: Lubbock, TX
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Go to town and buy a lotto ticket. Things seem to be lined up for you today.


#5912112 - 09/03/15 06:25 PM Re: This has never happen before! [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Registered: 07/24/09
Posts: 3207
Loc: Fort Worth
I moved a Hensoldt off one gun to another. Both had 20 moa rails and it was mounted in badger rings. Hit about 1/8" from being dead nuts at 100 yards. Not the same as your experience since you did a completely new mounting job, but I was still impressed with the outcome.
Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.

#5923197 - 09/10/15 10:03 PM Re: This has never happen before! [Re: HWY_MAN]
bull279 Offline

Registered: 09/08/15
Posts: 664
Loc: Central Texas
I have the same rifle, I didn't care for the mil-spec trigger. I went to the gun shop and got a Rock River Arms National Match 2 stage trigger. It drops right in. The gun shoots alot tighter now with the lighter pull.
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#5923359 - 09/11/15 06:00 AM Re: This has never happen before! [Re: HWY_MAN]
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Registered: 12/15/13
Posts: 1612
Loc: Cooke County, Texas
The actual cheapest best way to improve the trigger is do it yourself. Two Wolff springs and a set screw from Tractor Supply and you're done for less than $10....well, after the polishing (assuming you have a buffing wheel).
Pass the gravy.

#5923656 - 09/11/15 09:35 AM Re: This has never happen before! [Re: HWY_MAN]
Hunt Dog Offline

Registered: 11/25/13
Posts: 695
Back in about '73 my Dad got a Parker-Hale .30-06 and he went to Ray's and bought a Leupold 3X9 and had them mount it.
We went to the range with a friend of my Dad. Dad's first two shots were right on the edge of the 10 ring. Dad's friend took one shot... absolute dead center. I was eleven and wasn't ready for the kick so my shot was off.
Over the years several people used that gun and they all said how well it shot.


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