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Old 04-13-2015, 02:37 PM
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Default Good day at the range

This morning, the Postman brought me a package from the UK. The package contained an "Alain special". I had sent him a 1903 front sight and base for modification. You see, I just can't see the skinny front sight blade of a 1903/A3 rifle anymore. Moreover, the regular front sight blades were made to zero at 547 yards. The Marines had a modifed blade that was 3/10" high and much thicker.....but try to lay your hands on one!

The Allen special is a tad over 1/10 inch wide and nearly 1/2 inch high. I immediately installed the sight which fit like a glove, cranked the peep up about 1/2 way and shot a 50 yard test which was about 1 1/2" low and dead center. I cranked up the peep 12 clicks and shot a spectacular(for me) 1 3/4" five shot group at 100 yards. This will be my primary deer rifle this season. The load data is military brass, Win Primer, 47.9 gr RL15, 150 gr Sierra Pro Hunter(Blems) 35 thousandts off the lands. Not bad for a 86 year old rifle and a near 70 year old tired old eyed helicopter jockey! It's been a real good day.
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