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Calif. Hunter

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I bought one of the Remington 40X .22 target rifles the CMP was selling last month. I finally got it today and have to say, that compared to the ones being shown off on Rimforecentral.com, mine looked pretty shabby. Not as bad as some, butr definitely not the pick of the litter as far as looks go. Upon taking it apart, it was obvious that it had been little and mechanically well cared for. I cleaned it up, brushing the bolt and breech and running a couple patches down the barrel. The bore looked excellent. I mounted a Tasco target scope I had since it was the only one above 12 power that I had unmounted.

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Calif. Hunter

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It stands for Civilian Marksmanship Program, and it used to be a government program. It provides for marksmanship training and sells new rimfire target and surplus military rifles to US citizens. They currently have Garands, M-1 carbines and occasionally 1903 Springfields. They also sell new .22 target rifles from Anschutz and Savage. It's cool to receive a rifle from the Fed EX guy and no waiting period!

You can do an internet search for their website. Check out the "Rifle Sales" tab and the "e-store" for what they have available now. I believe they are completely out of the 40Xs, but they did have some "short stocks" available. This is a very heavy rifle, though, and would only be suitable for a child to shoot from the bench.
 
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