The higher the sights above the barrel the farther this point is from the muzzle. Read more
Is this problem something I can fix myself or do I need to take the rifle to a gunsmith?
I published data for that old wildcat in my first reloading manual in 1980 and since then have left it out.
Also, you don't polish chambers with a steel brush and metho. What blacksmith welded up the bolt face?
The T-Bolt's action is plenty strong enough to contain the .17 HMR cartridge.
I reckon it'd be a real barrel burner - even worse than your .223WSSM - but what a performer!
Mil-spec cartridges are normally loaded to pressures up to 15,000 psi higher than sporting .223 ammo.
That famous old bear and lion hunter you mention was Ben Lily who left his wife to chase a hawk that was killing his chickens.
Hitting 2100fps with a 17gn V-Max bullet the Mach 2 was a little brother to the .17 HMR.
If you can't place your bullets on paper, you aren't going to be much of a game shot either.
An eclectic design that incorporated the best time tested features of some successful American rifles.
These sights are very well made and can be easily adjusted for sighting in.