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What rimfire action is used in this video?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Outlaws, Jun 16, 2007.

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  1. Outlaws

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    The action seems to be a toggle link type like the Anshutz 1827.

    Not sure if you know but this type of rifle is called a "Biathlon rifle" they come with butstock brackets that hold spare magazines, a plethora of super cool sling swivels as well as snow caps for the muzzle/ front sight, as well as the rear aperature. If you watch the video carefully you can see the muzzle / front sight cover folded down below the muzzle.
     
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    That 1827 seems more like the action. The video sure looks like a straight pull, but I don't recall having ever seen a .22 with it.
     
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    It is a straight pull action seldom seen anywhere but in Biathalon rifles. No other smallbore event I know of requires rapid fire but does not allow automatics. Known as the Fortner action and made by Anschutz and Baikal. I saw one source said that there were some from Krico, too.

    A lot of the guys in the rimfire divison of our club bought the Baikal Biathalon Basic, which was the straight pull action in a plain sporter stock at the usual low Russian price. They are very accurate with good trigger pulls.
     
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    Check out his breathing pattern. Pretty good control considering anyone would be out of breath and a little shakey after cross country skiing like that.
     
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    Well, thats sort of the challenge of the biathlon. During the last winter Olympics, they actually showed the medal round of the Biathlon, and it was fascinating. Because it is extraordinarily improbable that I will ever even cross-country ski, let alone compete in a biathlon, I didn't pay that much attention to anything but the shooting, but I remember that the commentators gave a pretty interesting explanation of the strategies involved in going fast enough to win, but pacing well enough to be able to shoot.
     
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    I have a huge amount of respect for the Biathlon shooters. Just walking down to paste targets is enough to get my heart pounding a bit faster making it hard to shoot.:p
     
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    The redneck version has a jug of 'shine at each station, just to help you "steady your nerves"...
    The rifle looked like he was pushing the bolt back with one finger, and it was rebounding back.
     
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    I thought that too at first, but you can blow it up to full screen and see his thumb is not around the grip but rather behind the bolt.
     
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    That's a standard technique, but it requires a very smooth action. Place the palm flat against the rifle, thumb up, and rock the hand back and forth, opening and closing the bolt.

    It's very fast. Palma Match shooters use it at 1,000 yards -- the idea being to get off as many shots as possible when wind conditions are right.
     
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    Hmm. Wonder if you could set a Ross up for Palma?
     
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    Been done -- and the Canadians won, too.

    But the win was more attributed to their cartridge, the .280 Ross. So in the spirit of true American sportsmanship, we changed the rules to allow nothing smaller than .30 caliber.:D
     
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    snow comes pretty earlier up here, last week of firearm deer season is usually on skis or snowshoes. shooting is definitely harder when you're skiing.
     
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