Prettiest / best grp ever at DOME - Ugly gun

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  1. birdog

    birdog DASHER DOME Gold $$ Contributor

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    One cold Sunday afternoon shooting off the Back Porch Range John Kruzan, Junebug, and I got together for what turned out to be a memorable shoot. Temps were hoovering in the low 20's. We had a LP Gas heater in the closed in bedroom of Mammies old house. I figure the bedroom was added to the back porch at some point in time as Pap Jim had 12 kids. He died in 1950. I was not born until '52. But that bedroom makes for a nice place to warm up. I had my 'PLUM CRAZY' Nesika Model X PPC with me that day.
    Kruzan shot a fantastic five shot, one hole group. Junebug would have beaten Johns group had he not had the one shot drop out.


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    John gloating with pride after shooting the group

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    Junebug and John with the target we shot that day.
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    Junebug's group is the lower one
    Just floated one right

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    Junebug shooting his group. You can see the bedroom door.
    I believe that is my Leupold 45X Competition scope

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    Fewer than 20 Model X's were made

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    This one is serial # MAC-2 When Nesika made a small run of special actions they would serial # them with the name of the purchaser in this case Mac McCloskey who may have bought two actions.
    This rifle was pictured on his website before the website was taken down.

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    I have two of the Nesika Model X actions. ss # 019 and ss # MAC-2
    Glenn Harrison, the designer of the X provided this info


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    Speedy and Yvette had the Model X designed for Yvette. My #019 has a barrel on it that is a Speedy barrel
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    S G & Y Rifles===Speedy Gonzales & Yvette Rifles


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    I haven't shot either X in a few years but they both get a steady diet of these

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    Kruzan, Junebug what were ya'll shooting that day?? I can't remember !!
     
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  2. jobhopper66

    jobhopper66 Gold $$ Contributor

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    Thank you Birdog for a great benchrest history lesson.
     
  3. BartsBullets

    BartsBullets Gold $$ Contributor

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    I’ll have to come up and give that a try myself Birddog!!!! Nice group!
     
  4. Dusty Stevens

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    I need to come with bart and see if we can get those groups a little tighter for your records. And thats not an ugly gun- one trip to a br match will change your tune on ugly guns!!
     
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  5. birdog

    birdog DASHER DOME Gold $$ Contributor

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    I had to say it was UGLY to get you to read the article
     
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    Dusty Stevens COVFEFE- Thread Derail Crew Gold $$ Contributor

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    Man i was wondering what your standards were if that was an ugly gun!!
     
  7. Terry

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    Nice shooting guys!
     
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  8. birdog

    birdog DASHER DOME Gold $$ Contributor

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    Junebug and Kruzan
    Please post any memories especially if you remember what rifles you were shooting that day.
    Thanks
     
  9. Chris Covell

    Chris Covell Silver $$ Contributor

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    Do you still have the Speedy gun?
     
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  10. birdog

    birdog DASHER DOME Gold $$ Contributor

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    Yes. # 0019 Voldoc bought it in Scottsville, Ky. He sold it to George in Ky , and it eventually made it into my hands where it has resided for probably 8 or so years.
     
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    When I first saw John holding the 6PPC rifle I thought you guys had my rifle. Then when I saw the picture that showed the action I knew it was a generation or 2 newer than my purple rifle. Mine is a Hall actioned rifle in 6PPC with what I think is a Lee six stock. It truly is old school, it has an older 36x Leupold. But it has shoot a few groups that good. Sadly I haven't shoot it much since my friend Jon passed a few years ago. Good shootin guys!!!!
     
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  12. Chris Covell

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    It looks awesome!!!
     
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