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Author:  mike@nds [ Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:47 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: cheap biathlon alternative....

There are some Zastava LB22 rifles available now. For $202 at R&R Arms.

http://www.rrarms.com/ci-zastava-lb22sa-22lr-toggle-bolt-action-rifle-2-10rd-mags.html

They are a light sporter type rifle and would require quite a bit of work to get to a usable level.

However, the one we have is reasonably accurate and I'm going to make a heavier stock for it.

It does not have a left side extractor so I had some failures to eject because I didn't work the bolt smartly. But it has potential.

I'll post up a video of me shooting it after I do some editing

https://youtu.be/3A6nr2vWZvU

Author:  sk8z27 [ Sun Oct 11, 2015 1:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: cheap biathlon alternative....

So I've come across this rifle. How does this compare and is this something that I can drop into an ESA stock? Is this a good price? I've seen some similar at three times this price.

http://www.cdnnsports.com/izhmash-biath ... hqgZflVikp

Author:  pcw [ Mon Oct 12, 2015 8:48 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: cheap biathlon alternative....

That is the same action as the Izzy biathlon rifles. I think the barrel may be shorter. As you can see it has no sights and the dovetail is a slightly different size than the Anschutz. The front sight is more of a problem than the rear and you should be able to find ways to make it work either through Altius Guns or Nordic Marksman. ESA inlets their stocks for the Izzy, but I don't know if the action screws on the biathlon basic are the same. Contact them.
Cheers, PCW

Author:  crasher [ Sat Nov 07, 2015 7:00 am ]
Post subject:  Re: cheap biathlon alternative....

sk8z27 wrote:
So I've come across this rifle. How does this compare and is this something that I can drop into an ESA stock? Is this a good price? I've seen some similar at three times this price.

http://www.cdnnsports.com/izhmash-biath ... hqgZflVikp


It won't drop in per say. You will have to hog out the front for the barrel and trigger guard for it to fit. But once you remove material, the action screws line up without any issues.

Author:  sk8z27 [ Sat Jul 23, 2016 3:03 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: cheap biathlon alternative....

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

So, today I'm looking for a .380 bolt action on the clearanc rifle rack at Cabela's and I find this rifle sitting there. It's the Savage MK II FSS, with open sights. I was just wondering if this would transform into a decent biathlon rifle. It's too light as it sits with a synthetic stock at about 5.5 lbs, but with a new stock, possibly one from Eastern Sierra would this work? I assume it would drop into another stock too if not an ESA, but wonder about adding peep sights. Would this require gunsmithing to drill and tap any holes? Does the stainless barrel make it any harder, no pun intended. It's selling for $140 which seems like a pretty good deal as a standalone target rifle to go plinking with if it's not worth the transformation.

Author:  jsjac [ Sun Feb 05, 2017 12:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: cheap biathlon alternative....

I found this on RFC. It is left handed ?

http://www.rimfirecentral.com/forums/vb ... &id=142378

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