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Mals9 08-03-2021 08:05 PM

Sorting Out My Drill Rifle
I brought back a 1903A3 drill rifle with a NOS '44 2 groove barrel installed by Chuck in Denver. The stock is a scant that has 2 cracks, one on each side of the receiver that have been repaired but it has plenty of character. I have not been able to get it to hold a decent group. I finally realized that the receiver was not sitting on the stock behind the recail lug at all, all the contact was directly on the front of trigger guard. I bedded the flat behind the recoil lug and "bedded" the front of the trigger guard just behind the screw ferrule to prevent it crushing into the wood. I hope this solves the grouping issue. There is the distinct possibility that I am not just that good of a shot.


Howlingbanshee 08-03-2021 08:32 PM

I thought I was the only one that would admit to being a bad shot!

springfield3 08-03-2021 11:17 PM

03A3 scant stock
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Mals9 08-08-2021 06:04 PM

Range Update
The bedding appears to have worked. The groups were much tighter. I could still benefit from a wider front sight, USMC style but I am on the right track.
I'm gussing a few more pounds of pressure at the fore end would not hurt either. I currently have 4.7 lbs up pressure.


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