Posted - 07/07/2006 : 9:43:43 PM
I got a brand new Taurus Model 62LA a couple months ago, and while it was a darn good little rifle, I felt it needed a few modifications to suit me. The butt-stock was near solid black, so I stripped it and refinished with Tru-Oil. Now I can see the grain! The .085 wide front sight was a bit too fat, so I replaced it with a .070 wide blade. I prefer a tang rear sight, so I removed the rear barrel sight and installed a Taurus tang peep (this is a very well made sight for less than $40!) I filed down a scrap of steel and polished it to fill the barrel dovetail. I haven't lightened the trigger yet, but it is not bad just as it is.
This rifle prefers standard velocity ammo. Last weekend using CCI's I was able to break 9 clay pigeons (no, not thrown, just set on the ground!) with 14 shots at 150 yds. benchrest. I think I'm ready for my first .22 lever action silhouette match this weekend.
Here's the factory finish I removed:
Here's the Tru-Oil refinish:
The factory front sight:
The replacement front sight:
The factory rear sight:
The Taurus tang sight:
The filled barrel dovetail:
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Howdy from Shasta County, California