Indeed, my old Chrony got hit in its plastic face by a lubed felt wad out if my Rigby double at 1500fps- bullet flew correct path.
Went a few years w/o and then bought a Labradar, very pleased. I make my own molds (conicals), so MV is used to help determine the bullets BC.
The straight stock is for LR shooting - as you’ve experienced, close shooting the sights are way down... The palm rest is not standard for the Ped. Gibbs, perhaps for a different Pedersoli Schuetzen Rifle?
congrats and good luck.
There was an article in Muzzle Blast a few years about short barreled Hawken’s. If I recall correctly, thought was most they were cut short - but showed old photos and the location of thimble wasn’t in same location as longer bbls, so some may have been made?
Horseback and Indian use as I recall.
I believe it’s true as stated in the OP, seems realistic regardless of sample size.
You’re welcome to list any ML repo rifles made in the USA that used a metic thread or used a #11 that is NOT a 1/4-28.
Looks like the square is still there...
I’d measure and make a wrench that fits.
Did another one recently, an original Whitworth Sporting Rifle that the owner couldn’t remove.
T-handle and have someone tap on the top as your loosen- kinda like an impact.
I have experienced it quite a few times over the decades at matches, I primarily shoot heavy conicals. Being that it does not occur each time with the same load - I’ve always felt it had more to do with the atmospheric conditions than anything else.
If it’s sulfur - understandable.