My new Rifle, Alessandra...at last!

My new Rifle, Alessandra...at last!

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    My new Rifle, Alessandra...at last!

    Well after 15 years of shooting, a year and a half of intense research, 6 months of heavy pursuit, and then of course, thanks to Mel and my FFL I finally have my rifle, my first rifle, Alessandra.

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    FN SPR A1 .308 w/ 24"BBL
    Leupold Mark 4 PR 3-9x40
    Burris Zee Rings 1" Med.
    Harris BR Bi-Pod 6-9" w/ notches.

    A couple of pictures...

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    Gosh I'm happy, got an extra mag and case as you can see. So far everything about her is perfect only two little annoyances: she came really dusty (darn foam), and then mags are a little tight to get in but seem to feed very well. Have a case of UMC, and hopefully I can get to the range tommorow, Tuesday at the lastest. So I should have some range pictures, although, Im not expecting anything too spectacular from the UMC ammunition. Feel free to ask any questions, I'd be more than happy to answer them. Thanks all for helping me get there! Cheers!
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    I like it, wish I had one like it. I like the name too. So it's your first rifle?

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    Sweet looks great! Now off to the range with you!

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    Looks great! Especially if thats your first rifle! Wish my first could have been along those lines.....


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    Congradulations, now get out and start putting her to good use!

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    Ah yes....the classic "kitchen table" shot.
    The sugar bowl is a nice addition. :wink:

    VERY nice stick, my friend!!
    Are you considering getting into reloading?

    What type of rail is that? Zero cant?

    Thanks for sharing!!
    Congrats.....
    You just picked up a hitcher...a prisoner of the white lines on the free way.

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    My Dad was a gun smithing major so I've always had plenty around, this is the first rifle that I have purchased. Earned every penny lol... and that was lots of pennies.
    Yeah Sorry about the picture, rather excited, my kitchen is under construction too... aside from sugar bowl you can see a tiny bit of my basalmic vinegar collection...
    Not sure on the rail exactly, I'd guess FN manufacture. It's a single piece that's attached with 4 screws, labeled "FN SPECIAL POLICE RIFLE". Hard to say if it's a Burris or Leupold base if it is so.
    Yes will definitly be reloading, I have this case of UMC to break her in with, then Im planning on going with Black Hills (168gr) and reusing the Win Brass with 168 (Maybe 175gr) SMKS, most likely will be using Varget and Fed 210Ms. I'll probably develop two loads; one for economical practice (Rem. Brass, FMJs,etc.) and one for my real target shooting (Win or Lap Brass, HPBTs, etc.). Thanks for the comments! Cheers!
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    Oh, don't appologize for the kitchen table shot.
    I was kidding.

    Brings back those old memories when Dad and me had our weapons laying on the kitchen table and Mom was trying to serve breakfast.
    That's way before people thought guns were a bad thing and educated others to believe that too... :cry:
    Those were the days.........
    You just picked up a hitcher...a prisoner of the white lines on the free way.

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    Heck, we were having a Muzz family supper today and all kindsa rifles were being passed around the table the same time as the food!

    Great looking rig, Cowboy...I am sure she will shoot! I like the name too.



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    Good name, good rifle. Enjoy!

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