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January 26, 2018 - 5:29 am
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TXGunNut: Even if you don’t hunt your 71, it’s good that you’re shooting it. I have a couple I don’t shoot, a few I shoot but don’t hunt, and a couple that have enough character I don’t mind taking them into the woods. -Joel Goodrich

 

Now that you mention it, I seem to recall seeing an early (but altered) 71 that I may be able to purchase as a shooter. I prefer the early bolt-mounted sight for some reason.

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Bert H. said

Joel,

Thanks!  Your matted barrel rifle is the one in my survey.  The other three rifles you sent me the information for are new entries, and are very much appreciated.  As of this moment, I now have 1,609 Model 71 rifles documented (3.405% of the total production).  I expect that the survey will be near the 4% mark by the end of this year, and that 5% will be easily attainable in the near term future.  My eventual goal is to document 10% (or more) of the total production.

Bert  

Glad to hear it Bert. Thanks for your continued effort!

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TXGunNut said:

Now that you mention it, I seem to recall seeing an early (but altered) 71 that I may be able to purchase as a shooter. I prefer the early bolt-mounted sight for some reason.  

That’s what I did. My accumulation of 71s started with an unfired sporting rifle and a minty deluxe rifle, neither of which I was willing to take in the woods. 

I found a well used deluxe rifle with a bolt peep that I wasn’t too nervous about hunting with.

The bolt peep “looks right” to me; and like most peeps, makes for very fast sight acquisition. The side mount receiver peeps do have better adjustment – but they don’t look as good – in my opinion. 

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