Used Colt National Match or Gold Cup gets my vote.
If I know a groundhog shot is 50 yards or less, I use subsonic match ammo and one of my more accurate .22 rifles. I take head shots only.
Some Dick's stores still have guns and ammo
Dick's has a best price guarantee on guns and ammo.
Remington 550-1 when I was about 10
I'd just wipe it down with oil every now and then and not fret over the worn spots.
I keep a shotgun ready to go. Same for a handgun. I don't consider either one to be my primary. I'll plan to grab the one that I think will fit...
The ones that look like a letter opener work well and are inexpensive. You can get a 3 pack for about 5 bucks.
I have a closet full of tees with moth looking holes on my carry side.
I shoot clays with a lot of reloaders that use steel base hulls. Some hulls they favor more than others. They often report 6 or more loadings...
I have done a pile of MK II triggers. I just use the VQ sear and polish up the rest of the parts. I drill and tap the factory trigger for set...
I have been storing ammo, powder, and primers in my basement 30 years with no problems. The majority of ammo it is in the factory cardboard...
I have a 16" stainless. I had a NIB 24" case hardened octagon. I probably shouldn't have sold it.
I have some I haven't cleaned in years. I have two I have never cleaned, despite each having several thousand rounds through them. I can't...
I changed mine out for a roller handle from an eBay vendor.
I don't own a .223.
What kind of matches do you intend to shoot?
I had a 2-7 Leupold rimfire on a 455 American. It was a nice little package. I kinda wish I hadn't sold it.
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