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Friday, 26 March 2021

The King Of Rimfires


 

I think that is a Fortner bolt action, is it not? I think the only place it found acceptance was with the biathlon crowd. If you watch them the skiers can work the bolt as fast as a semiautomatic. They just flip it with their thumb and they run as slick as snot on a doorknob! If I’m not mistaken, Anschutz is still making them. The base price was somewhere north of $2000.00 dollars and could go well over $3K depending on what kind of precision micrometer sights you ordered. Too rich for my blood... but in hindsight I shoulda bought one anyway...




4 comments:

  1. And all this time, I thought the toggle bolt was a weirdo. Like the P08. I never spent much time thinking about biathlon shooters, but I do remember their quick, small movements when working the bolt. Thanks, I learned something today.

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  2. The Swiss K31 is/was a lot cheaper and it was very accurate. Use to be able to buy match 7.5 Swiss ammo for like 30 cents/round. Now gone. The good old days. I decided not to buy. Boy I must have had a a serious case of dumbass that day.

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  3. Me too, Anon. I hemmed and hawwwwed and picked my nose... and figured I would find a pristine M1 instead... and then never bought either of them...

    Maybe in the next life...

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