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Southern Ohio Gun 1903/38 SLG-T03 8mm

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It’s a long way out to that front sight, but the longer barrel did give extra performance from our mil-spec 8mm hardball. We thought its length and weight would restrict it to either a low-ball collection or for fun shooting. It shot quite well, too.

Southern Ohio Gun 1903/38 SLG-T03 8mm

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We found the wood was not quite deep enough to fully wrap the metal, but good enough for a fun shooter. All these old stocks can be expected to have nicks and dings.
We didn’t have a problem with the straight bolts. They all worked well, and fed the five rounds in a controlled manner from the box magazine. This rifle’s floor plate was sticky coming off. Inspection showed distressing that couldn’t be easily fixed.
We shot from a machine rest at 50 yards and got groups from the two good rifles of about 2 inches for three shots. We thought the shooting part of this test was fun. The steel butt plates didn’t bother us, but we had winter coats on.

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