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Old May 19th, 2020, 05:17 PM   #1
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Bula T44 clone with GI Parts

I finally had the time to function check this rifle. The test is done at my standard 200 yards with my nothing special hand loads.
First target is with pulled MG projectiles. The second is with Hornady 150s. Not bad for GI parts.

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Old May 19th, 2020, 05:39 PM   #2
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Beautiful!! Nice job Deuce...

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Old May 19th, 2020, 06:04 PM   #3
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Great shooting with irons .

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Old May 20th, 2020, 12:57 AM   #4
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Thanks for the compliments. Been too long since I've built a rifle. I think that hand guard contact up front is causing the horizontal stringing. I'll have to investigate further.

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Old May 20th, 2020, 01:25 AM   #5
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Very nice!

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Old May 20th, 2020, 02:01 AM   #6
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Good going Josh. Gotta keep up those building skills.
Handguard and front band might need just a tad of attention.
I know that using an extra fine diamond/rubber wheel in a dremel to polish the ferule/band contact points to a mirror finish and applying grease has eliminated horizontal error for me.
Making sure that when you squeeze the handguard and stock front together there is still no guard contact is very important as is front to rear clearance. Static clearance doesn't mean much.

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Old May 20th, 2020, 04:29 AM   #7
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Thats a real nice build, good luck with it.

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Old May 20th, 2020, 04:40 AM   #8
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Thanks Art. The Boyd's hand guards have always been a bit oversized. I think it's pushing the barrel up also and giving it extra elevation.

After that, back to the grind on finishing the overhaul on my rear lugger.

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Old May 20th, 2020, 07:37 AM   #9
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That is bloody gorgeous.

It that the only T44E4 Bula did ?

And if it's none of my business to ask that, just say so...

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Old May 20th, 2020, 07:52 AM   #10
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Thanks Geardoc!

Bula made 21 of these on a limited run last September. I put my order in about a year prior. I bought 10 in consecutive numbers. Art bought 4. Then I left in December. I don't know how many are left. Call Bula.

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Pardon the hijack, but can you tell us a little about your experience with the ShotMaker setup? I fell in love with electronic targets after visiting CMP Talladega last fall.

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Pardon the hijack, but can you tell us a little about your experience with the ShotMaker setup? I fell in love with electronic targets after visiting CMP Talladega last fall.
The Shotmarkers are well worth the money. Easy to set up, WIFI. Definitely helps our matches go quickly and very useful with ladder testing.

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Old May 20th, 2020, 07:46 PM   #13
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VERY nice. I do love the T44E4 builds

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