You got it here first: Tula TOZ-122 .308 bolt action

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  1. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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    From Russia with love...


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    OK here's the skinny

    PROS

    comes with 2 6rd mags

    shoots pretty good, I managed a few sub 3" 100m groups using the sights

    takes SKS front sight posts

    chrome lined bore should be great for a truck gun

    handles really well

    comes with some truly QD scope mounts

    the express style sights work pretty good

    Cons

    very crude machining; compared to a wartime mosin this thing looks like Kathy Bates standing next to Ashley Judd Shocked

    action was VERY stiff at first, really requiring you to get rough when ejecting and extracting

    the scope rings are very crudely machined and wouldn't hold onto a 1" scope. I'll try some electrical tape between the scope and rings next time.

    The trigger is horrible


    I bought the rifle to shoot in our local highpower matches. So the magazine capacity sold the gun to me. Overall I'm satisfied, because it's a fun rifle to shoot and with some tinkering I think I can work out some of the problems
     
  2. Ash

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    Interesting. Could you post some photos of the bolt removed from the action?

    Ash
     
  3. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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    The extactor looks very framilar, but I cannot place where I've seen it before

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  4. Ash

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    Yeow, that has got to be one of the biggest ejector's I have seen on a bolt. I wonder how much the extractor weakens that lug, if at all. Separate bolt head does look crude. But, the stock, to me, looks not that bad.

    Ash
     
  5. Onmilo

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    One has to love the Russians.
    The practical aspects have a lot merit.
     
  6. jimmyraythomason

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    How much does the rifle sell for?
     
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    They seem to be going for around $350 on GB
     
  8. QuarterBoreGunner

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    Wow, is it just me or are the extractor and ejector HUGE.
     
  9. Ash

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    It's not you...

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  10. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Member

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    Even though it may look that way the bolt is actually one piece like a rem700
     
  11. Ash

    Ash Member

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    What is that pin for just behind the locking lug with the extractor?

    Ash
     
  12. R.W.Dale

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    it appears to retain the ejector.
     
  13. Dr. Tad Hussein Winslow

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    Looks nice; thanks for sharing. I want a toz 78 in .22 right now...
     
  14. cracked butt

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    Do they make one with the Accutrigger ? LOL

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  15. Fumbler

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    It looks like a Sako style extractor, except Sako extractors aren't iin the lug itself.
     
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