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Old April 14, 2013, 08:39 AM   #10
Picher
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Join Date: December 14, 2004
Location: Maine
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I had a Mountie in the early 60's and loved it, but it had a flaw that bugged me so much, I got rid of it.

The rifle was used for plinking and hunting. From a rest, I could shoot under 3/4" at 50 yards with the receiver sight.

The flaw? The top of the receiver was not perpendicular to the sides. When I mounted a Williams 5D receiver sight the flaw was so obvious it drove me nuts!!! It may not have bothered me to that extent today, or I might have just milled it to make it right.
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