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Jubjub
March 12, 2008, 09:02 PM
Just spent one of the best afternoons at the range, ever.

Took along my first rifle, a Remington 514 single shot .22 that was my 12th birthday present. It probably hasn't been shot in this century, though after today I can't imagine why not. Sadly, the sights are obviously defective, as they are very fuzzy compared to what they were when it was new, but the gun still does its part.

The whole day was spent shooting without looking through optics, and though the groups weren't as good as some, it was nothing but fun.

http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k169/obviousfakename/PICT0038.jpg

The group on the left is Federal Automatch, on the right is CCI Minimags, 25 yards, elbows on bench. The results are pretty comforting for fortysomething year old eyes over open sights.

BTW, the gun cost $20.50 new.

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Squidward
March 12, 2008, 11:10 PM
Sometimes we get all caught up in the high-speed, low-drag fiberglass and unobtanium scoped weapons. We'd do well to remember the days of wood, blue steel and iron sights.

BTW, nice shooting!

esmith
March 12, 2008, 11:41 PM
I have one of those too, they are suprisingly accurate rifles. Unfortuantely my dad let it rust in out attic, still is accurate though.

351 WINCHESTER
March 12, 2008, 11:43 PM
The 514 was my first rifle. My eyes were better than you'rs are now so mine shot much better. Some creep stole it from my truck one day. I got another one, but it wasn't the same. Great rifle.

researchdoc
March 12, 2008, 11:45 PM
Looks like you just got her out of the box....
Ahh.. nostalgia.....

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