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Old February 26, 2013, 06:26 PM   #40
Tempest 455
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Join Date: November 17, 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 118
Duzell,

The barrel was sanded and polished on a wool wheel. I just keep it oiled. Been that way for 2 years and no rust.

I spent A LOT of time tweaking that rifle. I bedded the stock, added pillar beds, little upward pressure on the barrel like the Finns did and Timney trigger at 1.5 lbs. It was a fun project and is one of my favorite rifles to shoot. It's not like my .308 target rifle or anything but it often shoots sub 1" 5 round groups at 100 and has been just over 1 MOA out to 400 yards. Did that only once and on a bad day. I'm hoping to improve on that next time.
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