Browning T-Bolt is in my possession now

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  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 992 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    Mine came without any iron sights. It's a scope only proposition. I've been fiddling around with it with snap caps. The bolt is easy to operate with only the index finger for open, and thumb for closing.

    If they are going to sell them without iron sights, they should include the cost of mounts into the price of the rifle.
  • AntonioAntonio Senior Member Posts: 2,226 Senior Member
    No iron sights, no matter how crude is as you guys say, "no bueno" for me and even worse if such gun is a .22LR. Still, rifle is very nice with a good finish.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 23,281 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Sooooooo, you will be bringing this new toy to Jerry's....... right?

    NO! Somebody might touch it! :silly:
    Of course I'll be bringing it to Jerry's! :rotflmao:
    If they are going to sell them without iron sights, they should include the cost of mounts into the price of the rifle.

    You'd think they would. But I remember a time when Ruger sold rifles without iron sights, and you had to by the scope bases separately, too.
    Antonio wrote: »
    No iron sights, no matter how crude is as you guys say, "no bueno" for me and even worse if such gun is a .22LR. Still, rifle is very nice with a good finish.

    I used to think that way, but a rifle that is never going to be shot with irons doesn't need them. They are just appendages that snag twigs and honeysuckle vines here.
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,738 Senior Member
    Shot it yet?

    If so, where's the range report?
    :popcorn:
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 27,037 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    NO! Somebody might touch it! :silly:
    Of course I'll be bringing it to Jerry's! :rotflmao:
    Oh I can guarantee you I'll be ouching it.!
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 23,281 Senior Member
    knitepoet wrote: »
    Shot it yet?

    If so, where's the range report?
    :popcorn:

    Still waiting on scope bases and scope; UPS shows delivery on Wed. the 31st. I hate waiting.
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  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 38,291 Senior Member
    Wambli Ska wrote: »
    Oh I can guarantee you I'll be ouching it.!

    Guessing he'd appreciate it if you didn't ouch it. He may ouch you!
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 23,281 Senior Member
    cpj wrote: »
    Guessing he'd appreciate it if you didn't ouch it. He may ouch you!

    That would be a definite YES! :tooth: :roll2:
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  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,738 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    Still waiting on scope bases and scope; UPS shows delivery on Wed. the 31st. I hate waiting.
    Shoot it like a shotgun :tooth:
    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • 41magnut41magnut Senior Member Posts: 1,146 Senior Member
    Nice score!

    I have coveted the T-Bolt for decades.

    Now for my opinions referenced to optics.

    Larger Centerfire optics on a slim & trim 22LR seem excessively large & out of place to me.

    The Remington 504 recently acquired by SS3 has a Classic Weaver Rimfire 3X9X28 that looks quite appropriate.

    My fun-funds are earmarked at this point, or I would have one on my Remingtom 541S.

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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 23,281 Senior Member
    41magnut wrote: »
    Nice score!

    I have coveted the T-Bolt for decades.

    Now for my opinions referenced to optics.

    Larger Centerfire optics on a slim & trim 22LR seem excessively large & out of place to me.

    The Remington 504 recently acquired by SS3 has a Classic Weaver Rimfire 3X9X28 that looks quite appropriate.

    My fun-funds are earmarked at this point, or I would have one on my Remingtom 541S.

    Sent from my SM-T520 using Tapatalk

    The scope I have coming is the Nikon Prostaff rimfire 3-9x40 with BDC reticle.
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  • sherwoodsherwood Senior Member Posts: 1,214 Senior Member
    Looks nice. I just bought a new CZ455 Varmint on Saturday. Cleaned up and will bore sight it Wednesday. Then the next nice day I'll shoot it.
    I may be old but I ain't dead!
    DPRMD
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 23,281 Senior Member
    sherwood wrote: »
    Looks nice. I just bought a new CZ455 Varmint on Saturday. Cleaned up and will bore sight it Wednesday. Then the next nice day I'll shoot it.

    CZ makes some nice rifles. I'd bet that yours will be accurate with the right ammo! I've almost bought one a few times. There is a CZ455 Combo that has barrels for .22LR and .17HMR. If I got one I guess it would be that one. Easy barrel change with Allen wrenches.

    http://cz-usa.com/product/cz-455-american-combo-22-lr-17-hmr-5-rd-mags/
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,088 Senior Member
    You get a chance to fire it yet?
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 23,281 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    You get a chance to fire it yet?

    Nope. It's been rainy and cold since I got it, and the days it wasn't rainy there's been 15mph+ crosswind on my range, and the range is still a duck pond of standing water. Got another 1 1/2" of rain last night and the wind is whipping pretty good. Whip it! Whip it good! Can't access the range on that wet squishy ground, and cutting ruts in the hayfield is $$$ out of my pocket. I sell the hay.

    Maybe fit weather by Saturday IF it doesn't rain again. And the SW wind doesn't blow like crazy. Shooting a .22 rimfire at 50 and 100 yards with a stiff crosswind is an exercise in futility.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,088 Senior Member
    Oh man, must be like having to wait and not being able to consummate a marriage, maybe worse :tooth: :guns: :guns:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 23,281 Senior Member
    Big Chief wrote: »
    Oh man, must be like having to wait and not being able to consummate a marriage, maybe worse :tooth: :guns: :guns:

    ANNNNNDDdddddd it just rained 3/4" HARD about an hour ago. Duck pond in hayfield is refilled. :cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss::cuss:

    Since my LGS doesn't seem to be too excited about getting me a Ruger Carbine(I called them about 1400 hours and it seems some of his friends are suddenly ahead of me on the list), I'm going on the Great Circle shopping spree tomorrow morning. Going to spend the whole day looking at EVERY shop I know to see if they have one. And I'll find SOMEBODY to take receipt of one I order online if that's what it takes.
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  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,088 Senior Member
    Fer fun, Gallery of Guns says this item is allocated in my area of FLA..............meaning the demand has outstripped the supply. IOW, sheet outta luck....... Probably the same fer you in Tenn..................
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
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  • JeeperJeeper Senior Member Posts: 2,931 Senior Member
    tennmike wrote: »
    The scope I have coming is the Nikon Prostaff rimfire 3-9x40 with BDC reticle.

    I stuck one of those on my wife's MRI .22, and it is a NICE piece of glass for such (relatively) little money. You will like it!

    Luis
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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 23,281 Senior Member
    Tomorrow I'ma shoot it like I stole it if the rain holds off. Too windy today (15mph with gusts) but the hay field is dry enough to drive on now. Set up range markers at 25 yards (sight-in), 50 yards, and 100 yards. Got a selection of ammo laid out to see what it likes best. Got fingers, toes, and eyes crossed hoping it doesn't rain tomorrow.
    I may be a Deplorable, but at least I'm not a Liberal!!!



  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 27,037 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    Tomorrow I'ma shoot it like I stole it if the rain holds off. Too windy today (15mph with gusts) but the hay field is dry enough to drive on now. Set up range markers at 25 yards (sight-in), 50 yards, and 100 yards. Got a selection of ammo laid out to see what it likes best. Got fingers, toes, and eyes crossed hoping it doesn't rain tomorrow.
    About freaking TIME!!!!! :confounded:
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 23,281 Senior Member
    NO rain tomorrow  or Thursday in the forecast. Wind will also be from the NW which is PERFECT as my fence line at the range runs NE to SW and is grown up with bushes and honeysuckle so it will provide an adequate windbreak to cut down on bullet drift. Some of the former Military guys are gonna get a giggle out of the target I have selected. They've seen it before.
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 7,501 Senior Member
    tennmike said:
    Tomorrow I'ma shoot it like I stole it if the rain holds off. Too windy today (15mph with gusts) but the hay field is dry enough to drive on now. Set up range markers at 25 yards (sight-in), 50 yards, and 100 yards. Got a selection of ammo laid out to see what it likes best. Got fingers, toes, and eyes crossed hoping it doesn't rain tomorrow.
    About freaking TIME!!!!! :confounded:
    Says the guy who has yet to post up a range report of a certain .22 cal Norinco that sits languishing in his gun cabinet..........Lol.
    Although I cant really point the finger as I still have a couple of pre 64's I have owned for 6+ years to take to the range.........
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 992 Senior Member
    Big Chief said:
    Fer fun, Gallery of Guns says this item is allocated in my area of FLA..............meaning the demand has outstripped the supply. IOW, sheet outta luck....... Probably the same fer you in Tenn..................
    As of yesterday, these people had some in stock when I visited thier store. Online sales are part of thier business.  

    https://www.gtdist.com/ 
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,106 Senior Member
    Good looking rifle smilie_op_009gif
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 23,281 Senior Member
    I've got two more .22 semiauto rimfires that need some finishing TLC. The Squires Bingham ones I posted about a while back. It's finally getting the right weather that I can get some work done in the shop on the warmer days. I need to use the big milling machine for the magazine block on one of them, and the other needs some burrs dehorned in the bolt raceway. And there's that .22 INLINE muzzle loader that I need to get started on ASAP. This winter sure has put my projects on hold!
    I may be a Deplorable, but at least I'm not a Liberal!!!



  • knitepoetknitepoet Senior Member Posts: 17,738 Senior Member
    I sure MISS the popcorn emoji :(

    Seven Habits of Highly Effective Pirates, Rule #37: There is no “overkill”. There is only “open fire” and “I need to reload”.


  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 23,281 Senior Member
    Today was a bust. Spitting rain ALL day, 40°, and my Confederate battle flag in the front yard looks like it got washed in Viagra; it's standing stiff in the NW breeze!

    Today wasn't a total loss, though. The Big Brown Truck of Happiness delivered a bunch of .223 from Midway, and also from Midway, a 50 round 10/22 drum magazine and three more Ruger BX-25 25 round magazines. The magazines are for the zombie squirrel apocalypse.

    PSA: Weathermen, and weatherwomen, are congenital liars. AND I'M SAYIN'!
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  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Moderator Posts: 27,037 Senior Member
    orchidman said:
    tennmike said:
    Tomorrow I'ma shoot it like I stole it if the rain holds off. Too windy today (15mph with gusts) but the hay field is dry enough to drive on now. Set up range markers at 25 yards (sight-in), 50 yards, and 100 yards. Got a selection of ammo laid out to see what it likes best. Got fingers, toes, and eyes crossed hoping it doesn't rain tomorrow.
    About freaking TIME!!!!! :confounded:
    Says the guy who has yet to post up a range report of a certain .22 cal Norinco that sits languishing in his gun cabinet..........Lol.
    Although I cant really point the finger as I still have a couple of pre 64's I have owned for 6+ years to take to the range.........
    Good point!  I've been threatening to have a rifle day at the range.  I think this needs to happen this week.
    "Attack rapidly, ruthlessly, viciously, without rest, however tired and hungry you may be, the enemy will be more tired, more hungry. Keep punching." General George S. Patton
  • rberglofrberglof Senior Member Posts: 2,106 Senior Member
                                               






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