But how much?
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
BSA martini MK3 .22 rimfire with a MT guns rail system
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
Last edited by chrismetallica1; 08-22-2011 at 04:18 PM.
But how much?
There are people at my club who would have a fit if you did that to a BSA Martini! LOL!
Go for it!
Been sellin' and buyin' - updates to follow.
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
Total cost £450 so thats about $742
Last edited by chrismetallica1; 08-23-2011 at 01:15 PM.
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
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
Last edited by chrismetallica1; 08-23-2011 at 03:56 PM.
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
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
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