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#3137797 - 01/24/13 04:55 PM Absolute Shooting Pleasure.................
HuntingandHarleys
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This gun belongs to a good friend of mine which he has owned probably 35 plus years. I was at his house a few weeks ago and he told me to take it home and shoot it, said that it hadn't been fired in probably 15 years or longer. I cleaned it up good and this past weekend got to put some rounds through it. It was shooting about a foot high to start with then after a few adjustments she was on. At 100 she would shoot the same hole at 200 it was the same story. This baby was an absolute pleasure to shoot.

Remington 700 (BDL)- Heavy Barrell 25-06 with a 24 power j unertl


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#3137804 - 01/24/13 05:03 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: HuntingandHarleys]
mathews338
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that sure is a odd looking scope.
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#3137834 - 01/24/13 05:30 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: mathews338]
HuntingandHarleys
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 Originally Posted By: mathews338
that sure is a odd looking scope.



There is not any windage or elevation adjustments on the scope, the adjustments are made with the mounts.

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#3137844 - 01/24/13 05:36 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: HuntingandHarleys]
BigD_625
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Sweet!!!
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#3137870 - 01/24/13 05:58 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: BigD_625]
KPH
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Nice got one just like it scope and all only mine is a 22-250. If you have not shot through a unerti scope you are missing something. For thouse who don't know the unerti scope was used first in in WWI a German scope. The last I heard our Marine core gets every one they can.
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#3137877 - 01/24/13 06:06 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: KPH]
Wobblyshot1
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That would have been one heck of a groundhog gun.
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#3137932 - 01/24/13 06:45 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: KPH]
BigD_625
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 Originally Posted By: KPH
Nice got one just like it scope and all only mine is a 22-250. If you have not shot through a unerti scope you are missing something. For thouse who don't know the unerti scope was used first in in WWI a German scope. The last I heard our Marine core gets every one they can.


I read some forum posts about some problems the family was having, but I think they've ironed it all out now and are producing scopes again (maybe under a different name). It's been a while since I read it, but maybe it was American something... Anyway, an 8x Unertl was the favorite scope of White Feather (Carlos Hathcock).
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#3137996 - 01/24/13 07:31 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: BigD_625]
hankll
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Is that or was it a sniper scope?
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#3138086 - 01/24/13 08:41 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: hankll]
W C
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I've handled one just like it in 22-250. Sweet setup.
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#3138160 - 01/24/13 09:29 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: W C]
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that would be a 700 BDL Varmint Special,,and I think the 25-06 was the only long action chambering offered in that model,,

I had a 6mm Rem and shot a 222 a lot back in the early 80`s,,the 6mm would shoot the 70 gr Sierra bullet and 4064 in one little bitty hole,,
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#3138364 - 01/25/13 07:00 AM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: mr.big]
KPH
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Makes me want to get mine out to the range. I take mine out west every year for P-dogs.
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#3138906 - 01/25/13 12:41 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: KPH]
a retrohillbilly
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I believe Unertl scopes were made in America.
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#3139155 - 01/25/13 03:12 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: a retrohillbilly]
KPH
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 Originally Posted By: a retrohillbilly
I believe Unertl scopes were made in America.


They was first used in WWI by the Germans they where also used in WWII. I do belive a US company did sometime make them thoes are what the Marine Core used.
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#3144146 - 01/29/13 03:57 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: KPH]
a retrohillbilly
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John Unertl Optics Company founded Mars Pennsylvania ,near Pittsburgh 1934, madhttp://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1144&dat=19850718&id=1dQbAAAAIBAJ&sjid=CWMEAAAAIBAJ&pg=3733,933421e lots of other optics, some scopes. Hope this link works it's a sparse subject to research. This is a 1985 article from the Pittsburgh Press


http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=11...&pg=3733,933421
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#3144154 - 01/29/13 04:00 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: a retrohillbilly]
a retrohillbilly
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I think this is the rest of the article..hope \:\)

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=11...&pg=3733,933421
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#3144159 - 01/29/13 04:02 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: a retrohillbilly]
a retrohillbilly
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Sorry, Rest of article is at bottom of page 11.
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#3145100 - 01/30/13 05:58 AM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: a retrohillbilly]
a retrohillbilly
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I looked thyough a J. Unertl (15x Ultra Varmint) in 1970 0n a friend's custom 220 swift. I was in awe. That rig pictured is a beautiful example of the heyday of Americam pride in craftsmanship in this geezer's opinion. Thanks for the pic.
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#3146191 - 01/30/13 07:52 PM Re: Absolute Shooting Pleasure................. [Re: mr.big]
WGK
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In my book for the money there was no finer production rifle on the market back in the day. I think back in the 70s you could buy that gun new for under 2 hundred dollars. I have a standard barrel 25-06 bdl that was manufactured in 89 and it is real good shooter.
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