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    My back surgery went so well that this time I'm not going to have to learn a new way to shoot offhand! It will be a while before I can handle anything more than very light loads, but as I've been casting for my rifles for the last thirty-some-odd years I don't think that will be much of an issue. I still have to wait a couple of weeks before heading to the range, but I can handle that. After the last one (a full lumbar fusion) it took over two years before I was hitting consistently again and another year before I was satisfied with my accuracy. I had to go back to the very basics to find a workable position, which took several months of trial and error. I might even be able to bird hunt this fall........
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    That's better than good news
    it's Great news
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    Versifier, I am absolutely delighted for you. Now of course you WILL listen to the Dr. and not do what he says "DON'T DO" right?

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    Great to hear. Hopefully you heal up fast and can get doing things that you are wanting to do.
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    Great New. I will be up this summer. I am now in CT. I have a 6,5 barrel with me for a mauser.

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    Excellent! I have four different 6.5's now - two Swedes (a milsurp, and a custom on a Yugo Mauser), a Greek 6.5M/S milsurp, and a type 38 Arisaka sporter. And two moulds, 140 & 175gr. I'm not sure if I'll be able to shoot any of them myself by then, but even if I can't, you sure can.
    "Stand your ground.
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    But if they mean to have a war let it begin here."
    - Capt. Parker, Lexington Militia, April 19, 1775

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    I did finally make it to the range with my carry gun. I need a LOT of practice. Plenty of time for it though as I won't be able to shoot a real rifle for a while yet.
    "Stand your ground.
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    But if they mean to have a war let it begin here."
    - Capt. Parker, Lexington Militia, April 19, 1775

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    My PT has agreed to help focus on those muscles that keep me steady shooting offhand while we work on the other issues. Two days of exercises and I can already notice myself getting steadier while standing and holding the sights on one point. Not OK'd for anything with any recoil yet, but I will shoot the pellet rifle to see my progress. When the groups tighten back up I'll know it's time for real rifles. I think I need to explain to him about cast rifle bullets and recoil. (He is or was a bird hunter when he actually had time to hunt. I remember working 60hrs/week like he does. It sucked.)
    "Stand your ground.
    Do not fire unless fired upon.
    But if they mean to have a war let it begin here."
    - Capt. Parker, Lexington Militia, April 19, 1775

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    After one week of directed exercises I am now able to hold up the pellet rifle for one good (accurate) offhand shot. Not two, yet. I'll try it again after another week. Time to dig out the old Mauser and test some cast loads in her from the bench.
    "Stand your ground.
    Do not fire unless fired upon.
    But if they mean to have a war let it begin here."
    - Capt. Parker, Lexington Militia, April 19, 1775

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    I will see you soon. Keep up the good work

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