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Tom Frye's Remington Nylon 66

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It's a special Curator's Corner series from the NRA National Sporting Arms Museum at the Bass Pro Shops headquarters in Springfield, Missouri. An advertisement from the 1960s featured exhibition shooter Tom Frye sitting atop a mountain of 10,000 wood blocks, holding a .22 rifle made of unconventional materials. Owned at the time by plastics giant DuPont, Remington created a rifle with a steel barrel, but a stock and receiver made of Nylon 66. NRA Museums Director Jim Supica joins John Popp to examine one of three rifles Tom Frye used to shoot 10,004 out of 10,010 hand-thrown blocks to promote what would become Remington's best-selling .22 rifle.

Season 11