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    Old school rifle , almost done

    Hi Guys ,

    Here's a quick pic of my Parker Hale 308 rifle , its a crappy pic , done at night , will get some better ones later .

    Its a Parker Hale M87 magazine feed repeater , 308 cal , with a PH TX1200 ( target rifle ) profile barrel , 1-12 twist , its got s Parker Hale C3A1/Unertl scope mount & a USO MST-100 scope , thats cammed for 308 .

    It only needs a McMillan glass A2 stock to complete the build , then it will look very close to a Canadian C3A1 rifle .

    Later Chris

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    Hope to shoot it in the next week or so , and will get some day pics of it , they should be much better in showing what the rifle really looks like etc .

    It uses a 6 rd detach box mag , and the scope is the same that the USMC used on their M40A1 sniper rifles , the scope is a all steel/SS body , and is a fixed 10x , front lens is I think 42mm , tube size is 1 inche , the elevation knob has clicks at 100 yard intervals , going 1-10 , meaning 100-1000yds , and under it has a fine elevation lever , that concept has been used in the latest NF Beast scope .

    Cheers Chris

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    That would be fun to shoot.
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    Very nice Chris
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    Looks & sounds the 'mutts nuts'....nice rig mate!
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    Heres some better pics , daylight , shows the very sturdy & solid scope mount , it uses 3 large bolts to secure it to the action .





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    Very nice Chris
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    Thanks Guys , it taken a long time to get to this stage , the mount was virtually un-obtainable , search for one for years & years , and was almost going to have a gunsmith make a scratch built one up from grainy photos , even photos of the C3A1 rifle are hard to find , let alone a close up of the scope mount .
    I am dying to try her out , and in time she will wear a McMillan A2 camo stock hopefully .
    But for right now , I am just going to shoot her as is .

    Cheers Chris

    P.S. I am working also on her partner , a clone of the USMCs M40A1 rilfe , it will have the same scope , USO MST-100 , and will be very close to a M40A1 , where it will be different is I will use a steel Badger floor plate , instead of the 2 piece cropped Win M70 floor plate .

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    Nice

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    I like that a lot Chris. Nice work.

    Also, I would take your MST100 over the BEAST all day, everyday!!!

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    Yeap , neat scopes , BUT they are outdated , and have their own little kinks , one is the front lens adjustable parallex , basically , donot touch it ,as if you stuff it up , you can spend all day trying to get it right .

    I have another MST-100 , & its going on a USMC M40A1 clone , that ones a few more mths away .

    Later Chris

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    Here's a couple of pics outdoors , doing a 200yd zero .





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    Bolt handle looks kinda similar to my Omark 44
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    She's a beauty Chris
    It takes 43 muscle's to frown and 17 to smile, but only 3 for proper trigger pull.
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    YES , I am happy with her so far , but early days yet , the method of zeroing the MST-100 scope are a little tricky , not your normal procedure thats for sure , it cycles very smoothly , more than I thought it would , runs a double stack / double feed PH 6rd magazine .
    RE: the gray aluminium bolt knob , thats std for the M85 & M87 Parker Hale rifles .

    Cheers Chris

 

 

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