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BSA Martini ISU
Jun 4th, 2021 at 10:54pm
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From memory I think it was a ISU model.
My first rifle over sixty years ago before the scope went on.
Indoor 25 yards prone used to compete with other clubs in England as a postal shoot on a Tuesday night.
Top guys were getting hundreds whilst I was struggling to get 97-99.
Master left eye, thought if I carved the stock away could get my head over and shoot with my left eye. 
prescription lens fitted as well, didn't make much difference to my scores.
Got interested in pistols and centre fire rifles and the BSA stayed in the safe until I had it chambered and the block bushed for a K Hornet and put the scope on for head shooting Rabbits for the table. 

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Reply #1 - Jun 5th, 2021 at 1:22am
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Where there is the will there is a way. Offset bases for scopes and receiver sights not available then? Regardless, a good solution to a not uncommon problem. Offset scope rings are even available now. Harrel's precision comes to mind.
  

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Reply #2 - Jun 15th, 2021 at 12:13pm
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We just taught my grandson to shoot left handed.  Lots easier.
  
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Reply #3 - Jun 15th, 2021 at 12:21pm
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Easier than offset rings?
  

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Reply #4 - Jun 15th, 2021 at 12:32pm
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Scroll down on the link below. I know of a few who use this offset mounts with good success who can no longer shoot with their right eye. Yet can still shoot right handed. 

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Reply #5 - Jun 15th, 2021 at 5:54pm
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If there was anything like this around in the early sixties I wasn't aware of them.
A plus with the stock cut away like this my top lip would touch the stock bolt and a perfect head alignment would result. Even when altered to the K Hornet still no recoil from such a heavy combination with the scope on top.
With age and reading all the post's here over the years I now realise that with each 22 R/F rifle you have to try a different combination of ammunition for that particular rifle and instead of using the expensive Eley ammunition in the black box which might have helped because of two young daughters who seemed to grow out of their clothes so quickly I bought the cheaper version.   
Sold the rifle a couple of years ago as a guy wanted to buy the scope but he had to buy the rifle as I knew I would have a hard job selling it like it was.
This is my rabbit rifle these days.
  
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