As Monty Python offered to say, "And currently for something different:"My dad had actually a Steyr Mannlicher-Schoenauer 6.5x54 bolt activity rifle through the full length stock, the butter knife bolt handle, and also the twin set triggers. I had actually to offer it after he passed far to raise money for my mom. I always loved the rifle!Over a year earlier I saw an Interarms note X at a local gun store. It had the complete length stock and also the butter knife bolt handle, but not the double set triggers. That was likewise in .270 which would certainly be another caliber for me to stock.Then a month and a half ago I uncovered one through all three extra features in .30-06 on Gunbroker. It to be unfired and in perfect condition. The price to be an opened bid the $995 and no one else bid for this reason I got it for that price.
When the note X arrived, it had an larger Tasco illuminated scope placed on top. I gotten rid of it, but the blued rings to be terrific. I discovered a corresponding vintage mid-1970s blued stole Weaver, make in the USA, 3-9x38mm scope with nice thin crosshairs on Ebay because that $99. Ns think the matches the vintage mid-1970s that the rifle an extremely well. Ns sighted that in in ~ 100 yards with factory Hornady Superformance 150 grain .30-06 rounds:
It certain shoots great!These rifles" actions were made on initial German Mauser machine in Yugoslavia by Zastava. They"re known for superior quality in forged steel and fit and also finish. The actions were fitted come barrels and also then sent out to Manchester England because that stocks and also final finishing. The blue is deep and also lustrous and the stocks space handsome, made the means the old Mannlichers to be made.
I to be excited to lug this rifle v me to the Shootists holiday at the NRA Whittington facility in Raton, NM. Here"s the mark X next to my custom Ruger 10/22 Takedown through an global stock (yep, you have the right to tell I like these long stocks!):
I really want to try shooting this succinct older rifle in ~ the White Buffalo. The NRA Whittington facility is a shooter"s dream. Every kinds of arrays for all kinds the shooting. This certain range has steel falling targets and also swingers at long distances. But the really exciting one is the steel rundown of a buffalo (painted white) the is wayyyy out there. It"s in the center of this photo:
The White Buffalo is at 1123 yards.Here is a closer up version through another fellow"s scope:
Here is me on the left and "the other fellow" on the right spotting because that me. He knows his long selection stuff. That looked up mine Hornady manufacturing facility load top top his iPad and also told me to host a details distance over the White Buffalo...about 7 feet high. I could still see the buffalo in the lower portion of mine vintage Weaver scope, so maintaining the upright crosshair appropriately positioned to be easy.
My third shot struggle the White Buffalo. The takes 2 1/2 seconds for the cartridge to take trip 1123 yards and also then another 1 1/2 secs for the sound of the steel acquiring hit to come back. Therefore on a non-windy morning, that takes 5 seconds after the shot come hear, "Gonnnnng!"Very fun. I know these Interarms note X rifles are great guns. I think $995 for this gun to be a steal. Lots of world checked that out and everyone comes away impressed.The front cause measures 14 ounces on my Lyman digital create pull gauge. I load a .30-06 snap cap in the chamber and also let people try pulling the behind trigger an initial to collection the front create and, every time, they traction the front trigger accidentally...not realizing how light it really is. I have them work the bolt and shot it again and the second time they"re very careful and also then they say, "Wow!"-Steve