I have a new rifle.

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Re: I have a new rifle.

Postby Violator31 » October 14th, 2017, 11:43 am

Radamus wrote:
MooseHunter330 wrote:If you want to go individualist, the Nylon 66 is pretty exotic.
(I know it's a Remington, but it's from their good days ;) )

That's amazing only because I have a Nylon 77 Apache (if memory is correct, 66 was a tube feed and 77 is a clip- the only diff) ~ the most reliable and cheapest .22 ever molded almost entirely from plastics- I still have it in my shop, covered in dirt and grime from 100's of wood metal and fiberglass projects- It's still dead on and I haven't adjusted the sights since 1987 :lol:

ah, the Nylon 66. 8-) Literally thousands of rounds put through mine. An old friend of mine had one & I loved it. When I found out what it cost him, I had my own within a week or so. That is one fun little gun.
Yes, the "66" is tube fed.
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Re: I have a new rifle.

Postby Knut » November 18th, 2017, 1:24 am

MooseHunter330 wrote:As you could have propably guessed, I am now the owner of a wonderful new bolt-action repeating rifle.


Stunning looking gun! And the Heym SR21 has a great action and system. Congrats!
I love the wooden ball end on the bolt.

But I have one little question:
MooseHunter330 wrote:It has an especially flat pistol grip

Why would one want that?
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Re: I have a new rifle.

Postby MooseHunter330 » November 18th, 2017, 6:07 pm

I like the flat pistol grip and stock shape, because my go-to shotgun's stock (a Merkel 201e) shaped similarly.
For quick and intuitive aiming I find that this suits me best. Also- and you may stone me for this- it looks cool :P
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Re: I have a new rifle.

Postby Knut » November 19th, 2017, 1:29 pm

MooseHunter330 wrote:Also- and you may stone me for this- it looks cool :P

Not at all, I am totally with you there! It's an awesome look, the lines are extremely elegant and very classic.

It reminds me a lot of the old Mannlicher Schönauer 98er of my grandfather, that my father is using. I've been shooting with it a bit, too. But I hate the flat pistol grip while shooting with a scope.

I have a Bergstutzen with a double shotgun exchange barrel. Due to it being also shafted for being used as a shotgun, it also has a rather flat pistol grip. I hate it. Can't pull the gun well into my shoulder while keeping my hand relaxed. As a result, I don't shoot all too well with it.
My brush gun has an old military stock with hardly any pistol grip. Here I don't mind that much, as I use it only for blood tracking and driven hunts.
But I'd never willingly choose a flat pistol grip for a rifle.

(You can find more details about my guns here, if you're interested: viewtopic.php?f=26&t=48472&p=590581&hilit=7x65r#p590581)
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Re: I have a new rifle.

Postby MooseHunter330 » November 19th, 2017, 1:50 pm

You have nice guns. The stock thing has always been sort of intriguing.
When we shot clay pigeons in our hunting school, someone urged me to try a shotgun they really liked.
Long story short: I missed 5 out of 5, hit a lucky one and missed the other 4. Also knocked my cheek up pretty well.
From that point on, I knew what my dad always means when he says "Before you buy a gun, handle it and decide then".
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