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 Drove to Grayson Georgia on June 11th to see Jim Williams. He was nice enough to let me shoot a lot of his Benchrest Rifles. As the sun was setting in the west and I was probably wearing out my welcome - I asked Jim if he would mind screwing a scope on one of the 'New in Box' (1986) 40X's he had laying around.

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He said 'Sure, he had been planning to do that for awhile, but never got around to it.' Well I put 10 rounds through it and could not believe my eyes - Asked Jim to please tell me what he thought. He shoot a few groups and said, "That's the best rifle we both shoot today! Well to make a long story short it rode with me to Dublin Georgia to get ready for the RBA / IR50/50 match two days later. It had a clunky 'Position" stock so no way was it going to 'ride the front rest' So I just grabbed hold of it in a death grip and shoot 245 9X !
The Best Target I had ever shot in competition!

After that fun I decided it was time to get serious.  Bedding in a new Lee Six stock was the first step.



Next add a Jewel trigger, tuner and top it of with a BR 36.

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Doug   2003