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    Bench rest .22 rimfire

    Well for some time I have been toying with the idea of entering some Benchrest rimfire in the off season. So with that in mind I got a copy of our club benchrest rules. To my suprise there is no upper weight limit on rifles and no maxium scope magnification. With that i decided to find the cheapest most accurate .22 rimfire at the lowest cost and blow all my money on a good scope and rail.


    The rifle BSA International MK3
    http://www.rifleman.org.uk/BSA_Marti...al_Mk.III.html

    BSA martini MK3 .22 rimfire with a MT guns rail system
    http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL480.../398192731.jpg
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    http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL480.../398192725.jpg
    http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL480.../398192720.jpg

    I cant wait to see the lads faces when I turn up with a 10*50*60 mill dot target master scope attached to it. Royal mail best hurry up and deliver its looking in desparate need of optics
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    But how much?

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    There are people at my club who would have a fit if you did that to a BSA Martini! LOL!

    Go for it!
    Still got the Taurus .357 and the .22lr - easy to shoot, not too heavy, and reliable! Got the .22lr semi auto LBP, pics will follow. Now after a .22lr S&W M&P 15 22 MOE to complement the .22 semi auto LBP

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    So far spent

    70 on the gun. That about $115
    100 on the rail. Thats $165
    280 on the scope in the sales reduced from 500. Thats $462 but considering the scope should have been $825 its a bargin and they threw in the sunshade and covers free

    Scope arrived today
    http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL480.../398203198.jpg
    http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL480.../398203196.jpg

    Total cost 450 so thats about $742
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    LOL it was the MkV I used to shoot

    BSA Martini International .22RF TARGET RIFLES - ISU, Mk.IV and Mk.V

    and you know what ? .. Ive always wanted one to hunt with .... ..thats gonna keep you fit hunting with one of them .. plus the barrel would be thicker than the moderator but what a superbly accurate piece of gear it truly is It didnt even get warm after 50 rounds lol

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    An RFD at our local club wanted one to hunt with. He got a MK2 then milled the side pannles down, cut the barrel to 12" and taperd the last 4" of barrel. He screw cut it in 1/2 UNF and fitted a moderator. Its a superb rifle. more accurate than any bolt action

    You wouldnt want to lump this one round too long . Its 16.5 lb
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    When I shot 22LR BR I used a Savage MK II and it kept up with all the Anshultz and Remington Model 40s I shot against. Bull barrel, great trigger and all I did was bed the barrel to the stock. I shot wolf high performance ammo for BR and cheap Federal for silhouette... BTW there are better ones now more set up for BR.

    Savage Arms Firearms > Mark II FV

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    I chose the MK3 as it has a full free float barrel. Im going to look into the ammo but I was thinking of going down the ten-X route and measuring the rime using a rimfire head space gauge. All the rounds that fall within tolerance will be for competition. All the others will go into the plinking pile

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    Nice! That rifle looks like it could shoot the wings off a gnat! You will have to post pics of the rifle and range time when you get it!
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    The rifle performs well. But Im not happy with the way it sits on the forward bag. The forend just isnt designed good enough for benchrest. Thought about making a bag rider from some delrin plastic. However opted for the short cut and orderd a Whidden Track Plate. Just waiting for it to arrive

    http://pic20.picturetrail.com/VOL141.../398284540.jpg

 

 
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