I would think that Pappy has the 8x50R and not the 8x56R that I have. I guess thats when they relocated the sling. That thing is anchored well enough to pull a truck. Thru bolted into a blind nut then peened over so you cant remove it.
It was 28 hear today with 35mph winds so I didnt go shoot. Im not expecting much from the rifle as far as accuracy, but I have to find out.
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