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  1. Swiss Mauser?

    Ex-Military Rifles & Cartridges
    Hi there I'm new to this forum and am happy to have found it. I recently bought my first bolt action rifle, the gun shop said it was a Swiss made Mauser from the 40's however I'm unable to confirm this. the rifle is aprox 43 inches long butt to nozzle I has multiple "swiss" cross ( like on...
  2. .223 or 5.56 bolt action

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Hello, I am looking to purchase a .223 or 5.56 bolt action rifle but I have no idea what to buy. My Price range is $1500 and I am plan to be shooting between 300 - 500 yards. I was hoping to find one that has a short bolt throw and short bolt travel distance, so I can keep looking down the...
  3. .223 Accuracy around 500 yard +/- 100 yards

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Hi Everyone, So to get started I am looking for a caliber choice for primarily (90% of the time) target shooting, both steel and paper. I am not really looking for a hunting round for game so the versatility oh a round to take game would not be a deciding factor for me, I have another caliber...
  4. Kimber Longmaster in .308

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Looking for some info on Kimber's longmaster in 308 and a scope to match it. I mainly punch paper and steel plate out to 300 yards. I spent this past weekend shooting a few bolt action rifles in .223 and 308, they we're pretty basic rifles, but it really gave me the needed bump to make a new...
  5. first rifle advice

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Hello all, I have decided to branch out into rifle shooting and was looking for some advice on what a good rifle would be to start out with. Something that is quality, but not to terribly expensive as I am on a budget. I've grown up shooting, shoot handguns regularly, but have decided I want to...
  6. stevens .308

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    my brother in-law found a stevens .308 bolt action rifle for 270.00. I don't know much about these rifles, just that they are similar and made by savage which are good rifles but this rifle is in good condition , with a scope. is this a good price and are they as reliable as...
  7. 1949 Model 70 chambering

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    So i have a Winchester Model 70 7mm from i think 1949. The SN is 123XXX. I was wondering how common the 7mm is? I am trying to find out what size round this takes. I went to the gun store and we tryed to put a 7x54 and it did not fit, the round seemed to be too long.
  8. Remington 700 youth vs regular

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I know there is a difference in the size of the stock and the barrel is a little bit shorter. But how much shorter is the barrell and is the ballistics any different? I was into this 7mm-08 and was thinking about just getting a new stock for it. Is there any big difference is the youth vs the...
  9. Remington Under Fire- update

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Just saw half on the NBC special on the Remington Law Suit concerning its 700 trigger assembly. Some of the rifles will go off when taking them off safety. I think this thread is an old one, but not one I am familiar with totally. If I put after market triggers on my Remington 700's does that...
  10. Help with Savage 11 accuracy

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I bought my first rifle *used* in Oct 2010. Its a Savage model 11 wood stock .223 bolt action. I purchased a Bushnell bone collector scope and it was mounted and boresighted at the shop. I got this rifle for target and ground hogs. The problem I am having is group size. Ive shot from a...
  11. Rem 700 VLS in 308

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    I am new to the forum and the new owner of a used Rem 700 VLS in 308. It has a 26 in 1-12 twist heavy barrel. I purchased it last weekend and went straight to the range. The gun appeared to have minimal shells thorugh it prviously, so I did a break in and brushed every 3 round. The patterms...
  12. 77/357 came home yesterday

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Only took a couple weeks :) It's a Ruger, and will need a lighter trigger spring, and a polish on the trigger parts, but otherwise it's a very nice little rifle. A tinier bit heavier than my 77/44, and I'll put a Williams Fire sight up front (so I can see it). The magazine will feed...
  13. Winchester model 70.

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Buddy of mine just gave me a Winchester model 70.... I'm actually kind of proud of it because it belonged to his wife's grandfather who was the great grandson of William Brady (Sheriff William Brady in Lincoln N.M.) Point is I have a Winchester from the Wm. Brady blood line. I think that's kinda...
  14. 300 remington ultra mag

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Ok folks im from Australia and love my hunting including deer. I have a 300 win mag which i use to shoot deer out to 400 yards easy. To the Point. I im buying a 300 RUM in remington 700 sps ADL . as a play gun i want to put a tactical stock on it and a TAC LRS1 Millet scope on it. I want to...
  15. Converting a rem 700 .308 into a 300 win mag?

    I was going to build a custome .308 rem 700 starting with the action. I wanted to start in .308 and eventually convert it into a 300 win mag when I shoot the barrel out. (Kinda like the m24). would it be ok if I started with a long action to make it into a .308? ( I see a lot of 7mm rem mags for...
  16. New Ruger

    Rifles and Rifle Cartridges
    Bought a new Hawkeye Allweather in .358 Win. today. should be in next week sometime. going to be fun getting ready for deer season this year for sure. Hope it shoots as good as some of the others i've seen posted. Planning on playing hookie from work so i can make sure it kills deer ok.
  17. HOWA rifle safety notice, bolt recalled

    Warning Notices and Recalls
    In the December 2002 issue of the American Rifleman (p. 85) is an Important Safety Notice concerning Howa rifles made between 1970 and 1993. I just read it last night, while perusing the magazine. Anyway ... "Howa Machinery Ltd. of Japan is performing a safety upgrade on all Model 1500, 1550 and...