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PostPosted: Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:50 pm 
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Good Afternoon,

A friend and I are thinking of trying out some summer biathlon races next year and I would be willing to purchase a rifle we could use for those matches as I believe I could also use it for shooting smallbore and just single loading it. Can anyone make some suggestions for what makes and models to keep an eye out for? I would love to get and Anschutz, but that is just too much money to "give it a try" for a few races each summer. Thanks for your help.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:36 pm 
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We've started plenty of people on the Savage MKII FVT. It has peep sights and comes with a 5 shot magazine.

http://www.savagearms.com/firearms/model/MARKIIFVT

Every now and then, Clayton at Eastern Sierra Armory has a biathlon rifle stock for sale that is inletted for the Savage.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:56 am 
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Marlin 2000 was a great starter rifle, and they had a biathlon kit that allowed you to add a 5 round mag.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:58 pm 
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I would also suggest the Savage MkII, as it can be built into a very respectable citizen biathlon rifle for less than $1,500 complete with everything. I built the pictured rifle and a near twin to it for my son and myself for about $900 each, as pictured, including rifle, sights, stock, sling, etc.

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The one thing I will probably do this winter is swap out the Savage trigger for a Rifle Basix trigger, though I have not had any issues with the factory Accutrigger. We have found that the rifles will shoot under an inch at 50 meters with good ammunition.


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:16 pm 
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That is a very nice looking rifle there.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:42 am 
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Jesus the image is huge...


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