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Took out my 39M for the first time yesterday. It was a beautiful day in the 60s, but was more windy than I would have liked (5-10 MPH with a few higher gusts). I averaged just a hair under 1.5" on 5 shot groups using the factory sights at 50 yards from a good rest. Now I know, most "internet marksmen" are able to shoot well under 1/2" with open sights out to at least 100 yards. But an 1.5" average is exceptional by my standards. Then a little before sundown, my buddy spotted a rat at about 50-60 yards. I got into a kneeling position and I took aim at his head (that's about all that was visible). Bang! The thing started flopping around and I knew I had brain shot him. Now I know there was probably a LARGE amount of luck involved, but that was one of the best shots I've ever made. The squirrels have to be pretty nervous right now. ;D
 

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Those ol' 39M's were such sweet little carbines... Wish new ones were available, but I will settle for my 39A, as close as I could get when I was shopping for a good .22 rifle.

Congrats on your nice group. Dad taught me to shoot with his 1950's vintage 39 Mountie - and still has that little thing. He's taught dozens of kids to shoot with it, starting with me, back in the early 1960's.

Regards, Guy
 

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I have one I got new in 1980, it is still my "go to" 22. After about 200,000 rounds it still shoots like an ace. Enjoy. 8)
 
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