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One of my favorite .22LR rifles

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Picher, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. Picher

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    I bought a Remington 504 .22LR rifle N.I.B., for $436, from a salvage company that had bought-out a gunshop's rifle inventory when the owner retired. It shoots really well and the walnut stock has very nice grain. It's got a great trigger and, unlike later production examples, a really accurate barrel.

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  2. lionking

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    Dang you did that group offhand without a resting it? Impressive. A pretty gun that shoots just as pretty .
     
  3. Picher

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    Yeah, that's what offhand shooting is all about...shooting without a rest. It's been a while and I'm not as steady as I was back then, but can still keep them kinda close. The trigger pull on the rifle is a little longer than some of my target rifles, but it's smooth and breaks cleanly. The rifle is pretty, but not just a pretty face!
     
  4. Picher

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    I pillar/epoxy bedded the action and free-floated the barrel and it responded quite well, though it wasn't bad before the work.
     

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  5. cheygriz

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    Well done. Nice weapon!
     
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  6. lionking

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    Impressive my friend
     
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  7. Odd Job

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    When you say offhand do you mean standing unsupported or at the bench (elbows on bench)?
     
  8. Picher

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    Standing, unsupported...two hands on the rifle and if my memory doesn't escape me, no elbow against the body and no shooting jacket! I'm not a rimfire target master, just a guy who was pretty steady from the first time I shot a BB gun. Picture: Me at 13, shooting my third BB gun. I didn't know any other way to shoot back then and may have shot a half-million BBs, wearing out three BB guns and a couple of .22s before I was 18. I also could repeatedly bounce a BB tube from the hip at 20 feet or so. My favorite targets were my parents club soda bottles on top of our "burn barrel", chipping them from the top to the base, then dumping the mess into the barrel and getting another. I fired at least 10 cardboard Winchester tubes a week back then. I also mounted a Mossberg scope on my BB gun and could hit soup can tops at 50 feet about every shot. (Not bad for a smoothbore Daisy Pump.)
     
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  9. Odd Job

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    I'm going to say that's very good shooting then!
     
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  10. Picher

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    Done my share of turkey shoots and other competitions, including this:

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    Match at our local club. Before anyone gets too impressed...we had under 20 shooters and never ran the match again. It included offhand shots at 100 on paper bulls and running deer, and 200 yards on paper targets.
     
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    I very much enjoyed the read and pictures. Many thanks for sharing.

    Ron
     
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  12. chicharrones

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    +1 on that. :cool:
     
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  13. sparkyv

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    She's a Beuty! And excellent shooting, Picher.
     
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  14. lastofthebreed

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    That is absolutely great off hand shooting, wish I could do as well!
     
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  15. 22250Rem

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    Bravo !...... The rifle may be accurate but it takes a skilled rifleman to bring out that accuracy..... especially offhand.
     
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  16. Picher

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    No question about it...some days you're steadier than average.
     
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    That's a nice rifle and even nicer shooting. I'm just a little jealous of both.
     
  18. Milt1

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    Picher, I'm assuming that it's a group at 50 yards rather than 50 feet?
     
  19. ontarget

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    Even if its 50 feet its still impressive off hand shooting. Dang!
     
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  20. Pat Riot

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    Nice rifle. Nice shooting, Picher.
     
  21. Picher

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    Pat Riot: No it was 50 feet indoors, offhand. Not the best; not nearly the worst I've shot.
     
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    I shoot a 50 foot, 4 position winter league. Everyone's quick to question the distance until they try it. We shoot A36 targets, the 10 ring (dot) is not bigger then the period at the end of this sentance. .
     
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  23. doubleh

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    I agree that it isn't as easy as it sounds. Many years ago I was in a gun club that shot the 50' four position in winter in the old National Guard building after it was given to the city. We had the use of the building at no charge since it wasn't in use during the winter. No heat and no light except for the windows high up next to the roof but we did have water so the restrooms worked. It was cold and gloomy but fun.
     
  24. mrmike7189

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    Nice Remington
     
  25. Milt1

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    I agree and even at 50 feet I doubt that 95% of the THRs could do that well. I'm fairly certain that I can't do it!
     
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