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    Sporter Lithgow heavy barrel still scores

    -10°C (-17 wind chill) didnt slow me down from getting some range therapy in and it sure didn't slow the old Lithgowicon HB down.
    Here's a 5 shot group at 140y using the 2013 Cdn mk8 ammo, scope is a weaver k2.5 with fine cross hair.
    It was great day.

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    That, sir, is a great shooting rifle! Excellent group

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    Oi! I count 7 cases 5 on yer blanknek (Our home term for them) 2 on the snow possibly another with its neck opening facing the camera making 8.

    I know 3 barrel warmers the extra one was needed due to chill factor we usually only put 2 through the tube then that nice 4 shotter with a flyer was it the last shot!!!!!

    Nice anyway good shooting....

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    LOL
    No no, the 5 shot group is legit, If not i wouldnt have posted haha!

    The scattered brass is from the M1D shooting we did before the 303.

    I can only assume the flier was the 1st shot as I changed my position after shot one from resting the gun on a bag to resting it on my hand (i have a video just dont know how to post it, pics are screened from the video).

    I did have only 8 rounds of 303 but 5 I shot here and 3 I gave to the inlaw to shoot at pumpkins left of the target board

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    Quote Originally Posted by smle addict View Post
    That, sir, is a great shooting rifle! Excellent group
    Thanks Smle!

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    Go back after the thaw in say end of spring hopefully there will be a swag of pumkins for you to harvest....

    What year is the Ol' Girl it appears to wear a cheek piece just noticeable in your 2nd pic.

    The chaps here say the CDN Mk 8 stuff is very accurate which is proven by the results posted here not much chance of that stuff being down under.

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    Its a 1916 rifle with a 1935 heavy barrel. Lots of matching numbers on it.
    Someone did an actually impressive job making a monte carlo style stock for it by hand. My original intention was to restore it back to original but removing all that hard work seems so wrong, especially seeing how well it shoots, why mess with a good thing??

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    I would keep it as it is, there's nothing wrong with a well put together sporter.

    It's not as if SMLE's were thin on the ground!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Strangely Brown View Post
    I would keep it as it is, there's nothing wrong with a well put together sporter.

    It's not as if SMLE's were thin on the ground!

    It makes me want to sporterize all of my military spec LE's!!

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    Should be ideal for annoying the owners of over-priced contemporary sporting rifles which won't shoot any better.
    Particularly since your HB secret will be safe from 99% of them!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Surpmil View Post
    Should be ideal for annoying the owners of over-priced contemporary sporting rifles which won't shoot any better.
    Particularly since your HB secret will be safe from 99% of them!
    And then tell them I got it for free!!


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