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Goobermint model sporter finally finished (yeah, right)

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Goobermint model sporter finally finished (yeah, right)

#1 Post by Tommy Atkins » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:03 am

Finally found a nice condition Santa Fe Japanese-made 5-rounder to complete the carbine Yay!
popped right in & didn't even need the feed lips tweaking.

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This rifle's wood is so odd, in some pics it looks like a close match, in others not!

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#2 Post by RWS » Tue Mar 27, 2018 9:13 am

Goobermint Model is good, accurate phrasing IMHO, Tommy. How does it shoot? Any "wandering zero" issues?

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#3 Post by Tommy Atkins » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:30 pm

None that I can find.
It depends a bit on what exactly a wandering zero is. I've had a hard time pinning down experts on the exact nature of the beast.
Does it suddenly jump from zero "A" to zero "B" between Monday & Tuesday?
Does it move off zero as it warms up?
If so does it return to the original one as it cools back down again?
What?
It's been restocked as you can see, so maybe that has something to do with it?
It groups at about double the size of my No4 Mk2 or about 30% bigger than my SMLE, but they're in a circular group & the center is usually in the same spot!

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Re: Goobermint model sporter finally finished (yeah, right)

#4 Post by boltactionbill » Tue Mar 27, 2018 2:54 pm

Tommy I have read but forgot where that removing the flash hider from a No5 barrel closes up the groups by as much as a 1/4". Out of curiosity I removed mine to see if it works but haven't gotten to the range with it yet. The theory behind it is the flash hider (it's weight) works like a pendulum at the end of the barrel causing extra whip and a loss of accuracy. Seeing as we both have scopes on them the loss of the front sight shouldn't matter. I'm hoping to get the range with mine this Saturday if all goes well and the weather holds out. - Bill

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Re: Goobermint model sporter finally finished (yeah, right)

#5 Post by Tommy Atkins » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:49 am

Interesting! I once owned a Remington 700 that had been fitted with a copy of the Browning BOSS system & it was tuned for a specific load by simply screwing in or unscrewing the incorporated muzzle break. It actually worked really well. I wonder if simply moving it & re-pinning somehow (threaded bushing or something?) might not work?

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