[quote=drbobc;234235]I am familiar with Earl Chronister and his markmanship at a 1000 yards. Still amazes me and I understand he is still active which is superb. My Grandad was M.O. Chronister and he came from Mount Holley Springs which is somewhere near York (I think). Was there when I was young (66 now) and the whole family was funny and we always had a great time. Been meaning to write or email if he will accept it Earl to ask him about the 30-378 he used and how it was modified, scope etc. I have a 30-378 that has a wooden stock, extra mounting lug, and a high luster bluing appearance. The rifle is awesome but I did not have the stock refinished because I plan to shoot it.
Given there are not that many Chronisters around, I am sure somehow somewhere we are all related. At any rate let us keep in touch. My email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
. well bob, much as i hate to do this, ill call him and ask if he would mind. believe me you'll have autografed pictures up the wazoo. see if you can talk him out of that old bronco he has. its the original, and he only has used it to go hunting. sits in the garage 50 weeks a year. i do have a picture of him standing in front of his target with the gun. i wouldnt let him autograff it, as it would have ruined the value. ill give you some particulars on the gun. if you pm me your address ill send you a copy of the photo. anyway the gun was a 30x378 on a howard wolfe custom action. it had a 30" hart barrel, glued into a block. he used the original 250 gr. smk. which has been replaced by the 240. load was 100 gr. h570 ww2 surplus powder, w/ a fed 215 primer. scope was a unertle. group size 4.375 for 10 shots. the chambering was done by gene grabill. he's probably forgotten most of this, and will try to lie about the group size. but now your ready for him.