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I picked up an '03-A3 with National Ordinance receiver (I know, I know) which had a pristine 4- groove Remington barrel. A catfishing expedition to the Red River with a friend offered the perfect opportunity to find out if it was a shooter. It didn't take long to see that the rifle was very accurate, since both of us hit everything we aimed at. After I bounced a plastic bottle off a sandbar at about 175 yards, my friend started calling targets. He picked out a stick way off yonder and it took a minute or so for my old eyes to find it, with him explaining nearby landscape details. We both reckoned the distance at just past 300 yards, so with the rear peep moved to the 300 yard mark (and in sitting position,) the first shot kicked up a bit in front of the stick. I then held at the top of the stick and on the third shot, cut it in two.
This rifle has no value as a collectable, but accurate rifles are a joy, no matter how ugly or their parentage. I've got a new drag around/who cares if it gets beat worse rifle.
I'm just a sucker for a good .30-06.


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That's good to hear, Alan.  I've got my dad's old sporterized '03-A3 with a shot-out barrel that I haven't done anything with yet.  I'm leaning toward a re-barrel with a shilen or a krieger in 280AI, but I haven't settled on anything just yet.  What a great find, though.  Congrats.
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Hey DC, how's it hangin?

Forgot to add... I'd bought this rifle with an eye to selling the GI parts (everything but rcvr and turned down bolt for scope clearance) and making a buck, but I'm too happy with the way it shoots and am sitting here grinning, just thinking about it.
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That's a great "problem" to have.  Mine's pretty much just sentimental, it having been my dad's first real deer rifle that he bought himself and hunted with when he was a young man.  Bolt's already been turned, and the receiver is solid as can be, so I'm hopeful a good tube will be the right medicine to get it back into service.
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The thing I love about rifles like that is the sheer joy of shooting them... Kentucky windage is fun...may not be as efficient as more modern methods, but it is just fun...
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