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Old October 1, 2018, 08:21 AM   #51
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"Mike, I would bet his scope was not adjusted properly, and maybe not enough eye relief either."

From the photos he provided, the scope was right where it should have been on that rifle, which our on-staff gunsmith confirmed when he looked at the photos.

I also compared the mounting with the Weatherby we had in the arms locker (which had been given to NRA by the Bank of Boulder) and again, the scope on his rifle was mounted properly.

What WASN'T mounted properly, though, was him, on the gun. In the picture that he sent along with his letter he looked like Quasimodo he was so hunched over on the stock.

His getting scope face was, in our estimation, 100% his fault.
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Old October 1, 2018, 08:31 AM   #52
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His getting scope face was, in our estimation, 100% his fault.
Sounds like he could benefit from a shooting coach?
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Old October 1, 2018, 09:25 AM   #53
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Well, at that time he really could have benefited from some stitches and an ice pack.

But yeah, my guess is that he wasn't familiar with hard kicking scoped rifles. What you can get away with on a .308 you'll never get away with in a .300 Wby.
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Old October 7, 2018, 10:11 AM   #54
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Friend just killed this cow elk last week with his 6.5 Swede, 140 grain Nosler Partition. Shot was at an extreme up-hill angle at something over 300 yards. One shot brought her down The hit was low in the chest.
The rifle is a customized Carl Gustav I made for him a while back. Converted to cock on opening, new barrel, bolt handle and trigger with the stock made to fit him. The old fashioned patch-box is a "catch-all" and contains a combo tool and cleaning rod.
IMG_0154 by Steve Zihn, on Flickr
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Old October 7, 2018, 03:12 PM   #55
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Did the rifle break in 1/2? Look at that pic again!
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Old October 7, 2018, 08:37 PM   #56
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Hummmm
I don't know why it looks like that. It's how he sent tyhe picture to me. Looks like the lens of the camera was cracked.
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Old October 7, 2018, 09:17 PM   #57
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Hummmm
I don't know why it looks like that. It's how he sent tyhe picture to me. Looks like the lens of the camera was cracked.
Or the pixels got confused? I hate it when they do that.
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