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Jan 18th, 2020 at 1:53pm
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Just got my new CPA. 30" long 12" twist, half-round Shlen barrel chambered in 38-55. Using an MVA B5 scope for BPCR, but will have to "get fancy" for Schuetzen at some point. Should be fun. Will send the receiver/lever off to be case-colored next week, but checkering and finishing of the wood will likely wait unto next fall.

EDIT: 2nd pic is the action just back from high-temp bone-charcoal case-color. Terrific job and looks great with the blues, etc. Too bad my photo-skills are not as good as the case-color work.
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Reply #1 - Jan 18th, 2020 at 3:53pm
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Love the looks is that a single screw forearm?
  
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Reply #2 - Jan 18th, 2020 at 3:57pm
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That ought to work just fine!
  
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Reply #3 - Jan 18th, 2020 at 4:03pm
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Damn nice set up---------smilllllin
  
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Reply #4 - Jan 18th, 2020 at 6:17pm
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Very nice rifle,looking forward to how it performs.
  
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Reply #5 - Jan 20th, 2020 at 3:02pm
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Thanks, all. I wasn't fond of an 'old' CPA from the mid-90's that I once owned, but the couple recent ones I've shot in past few years were much nicer. Without having fired this rifle, I like feel & balance well enough that I contacted today Gail and ordered a 24" Shilen rachet-rifled 22LR barrel in the same half-round contour as this 38cal barrel.

And, yes, single-screw forearm.
  

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Reply #6 - Jan 20th, 2020 at 3:52pm
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Thanks Glenn I have always thought the single screw forearm was pleasing to the eye and the rifle.
  
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Reply #7 - Feb 3rd, 2020 at 5:00pm
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Added a pic of the action in the 1st post after having case-colored.
  

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Reply #8 - Feb 3rd, 2020 at 5:13pm
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Very nice colors Glenn and real pleasing to the eye.
  
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Reply #9 - Feb 3rd, 2020 at 7:26pm
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Who did the very nice case colors?

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Reply #10 - Feb 3rd, 2020 at 8:18pm
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Tom Klinger, Clermont Fl.
  
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Reply #11 - Feb 3rd, 2020 at 8:34pm
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TomKlinger wrote on Feb 3rd, 2020 at 8:18pm:
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Indeed........... blame Tom. He did it. To see some of his other work look at my Hepburns in another one of the rifle photos thread.

Tom also did the case-color on all my Hepburns in this thread: (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)
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Reply #12 - Feb 11th, 2020 at 6:56pm
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That's a real nice rifle.
  
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Reply #13 - Feb 23rd, 2020 at 6:02pm
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Thx.
Had a beautiful, almost windless morning today. Got to the range about 7:15 (was 21F per the car) and was sighting-in at 50yd, then 100yd shortly there after. The outside edge of my wet patches (water-based cutting oil) were just frozen and took a bit of effort to separate each one.
By the time I moved over to the 200yd bench it was up to 40F on its way to 57F and still almost no breeze. Had two 5-shot groups <1moa and eliminated CCI LP primers as a possible source of ignition, so that was good.
Managed 73-shots in 3.5hr and can say for sure that is a tiring amount of shooting with a case full of 2F Swiss & 333gr & 365gr bullets. Good thing that matches are generally fewer shots and over a considerably longer period of time.

The rifle operated perfectly and the Shilen barrel is nice & 'slick' and cleaned up with little effort. Think it will be a good one.

Dang........... wish I had thought to take a pic of the rifle sitting in the rests at the bench. Was a beautiful day to take an out-door pic of a nice rifle.
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