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How old is this Eley Tenex?

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Post by Dr.Bill Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:35 am

I just saw something that must be ancient!

How old is this Eley Tenex? BvJ8P8Zl

The plastic box on the bottom was issued to me in the mid to late 1990's.
Anyone have an idea how old the cardboard box above it is?

Any idea if it's safe to shoot?
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Post by RoyDean Wed Feb 28, 2024 1:59 am

I would guess '80's. If the lead is not corroded should not be a problem, IMHO

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Post by Wobbley Wed Feb 28, 2024 2:02 am

Early 1980s at the latest.  I found a “brick” in loose boxes a few years ago for $9.99 each box…., shot good.
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Post by NYKenn Wed Feb 28, 2024 9:38 am

I still have the remnants of this, that was issued to me in the 1970s at Camp Perry.
Accuracy was outstanding then and still is.

Still shoot it occasionally for accuracy confirmation and sighting in new firearms.  Functions and shoots without issue.

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Post by Dr.Bill Thu Feb 29, 2024 1:40 am

Thanks all!

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Post by bruce martindale Thu Feb 29, 2024 6:30 pm

That paper box ammo shot better for me in a Ransom  Rest than newer Tenex. In my TOZ 35, it shot 3/8” at 50 meters.  I wish I had more..

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Post by NYKenn Fri Mar 01, 2024 1:15 pm

Bruce

Were you at Perry when NYSRPA issued it to shooters?

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Post by bruce martindale Fri Mar 01, 2024 1:36 pm

NYKenn wrote:Bruce

Were you at Perry when NYSRPA issued it to shooters?
Hooo, I  wish…..before my time

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Post by NukeMMC Fri Mar 01, 2024 1:50 pm

Had some (500rds) issued to me by Crane when I had a Navy Small Arms Competition Kit (SACK) that included an Anschutz 54 prone rifle.  The Western SuperMatch Mark III shot better than the Eley Tenex, but they were different torque settings on the bedding screws and I had 5000 rds of Mark III
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Post by PMcfall Fri Mar 01, 2024 2:07 pm

I've still got a few boxes of the Western Super Match Mark II, it shot really well.  I've got a bunch of the TenX like in the second picture.  It will still shoot little bity.  I think it is from the 90's.
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Post by james r chapman Fri Mar 01, 2024 2:52 pm

Loved that Mark III in my Win 52B
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