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PostPosted: Thu Dec 11, 2014 9:59 am 
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I've wanted to start one of these for a while now. This is straight forward, post a picture of your biathlon rifle and little bit about it. I'll start:
My Izhmash 7-3 started like most Russian rifles do, with a bad harness, an even worse sling, sights labelled in Cyrillic and a stock that seemed to weigh 15 lbs:
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I quickly purchased the "1st gen" Bear Mark2A from the Nordic Marksman for my Izh, which reduced the overall weight by ALOT.
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At this point I couldn't stop buying things from Mark at Altius, adding a full set of Core Sport accessories, the biggest blinder available/aperture extension, and Anschutz adjustable apertures (AHG 9520 and 9510). I left the rifle this way for about a season.
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Another athlete convinced me to try his Larsen harness and I was hooked. Here is a picture during the transition between Core sport accessories and Larsen. Obligatory mountain bike in the foreground.
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And here is the 7-3's final state. Full Larsen accessories with 1st gen Bear Mark2A stock.
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I haven't added any sort of razzle dazzle (paint/stickers etc) to my gun but I'm open to suggestions.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 22, 2014 9:44 pm 
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2nd generation ESA stock with Savage Mark II rifle. Straight from ESA to the range.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2014 8:00 pm 
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I can't post pictures but, I have and 1827 fortner with the pre V2 stock. It was a club rifle from MWSC. The stock has 2 cracks in it, one by the clip carrier, and one down in the barrel channel. It is a heavy barreled 1827. I'm wondering if I really start racing if I should replace the stock. The V2 stock from Anschutz is about 500 bucks as opposed to the Bear or the EAS stocks and I have all the hardware. I have also considered wether on not I should rebarrel the rifle with a lighter barrel. I'll worry about that once my ski times are faster.

I traded for a Savage mk ii in a Boyds stock just before I got the 1827 and I bought the snow sights from EAS so I could get going with it. I later did the Apachee trigger upgrade, so it shoots well. The Savage has sat since I got the 1827 and now I wonder what to do with it. I would rather spend the money on the 1827. I have seen some 1427s out at the range and they appear to have a much smoother bolt than the Savage, but of course the 1427s have 1000s of rounds through them.

Cheers, Philip


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:28 am 
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Mine is in the black and gray case. :)

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 06, 2015 4:02 pm 
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pcw wrote:
I can't post pictures but, I have and 1827 fortner with the pre V2 stock. It was a club rifle from MWSC. The stock has 2 cracks in it, one by the clip carrier, and one down in the barrel channel. It is a heavy barreled 1827. I'm wondering if I really start racing if I should replace the stock. The V2 stock from Anschutz is about 500 bucks as opposed to the Bear or the EAS stocks and I have all the hardware. I have also considered wether on not I should rebarrel the rifle with a lighter barrel. I'll worry about that once my ski times are faster.

I traded for a Savage mk ii in a Boyds stock just before I got the 1827 and I bought the snow sights from EAS so I could get going with it. I later did the Apachee trigger upgrade, so it shoots well. The Savage has sat since I got the 1827 and now I wonder what to do with it. I would rather spend the money on the 1827. I have seen some 1427s out at the range and they appear to have a much smoother bolt than the Savage, but of course the 1427s have 1000s of rounds through them.

Cheers, Philip



Philip,

Can you describe the Apachee trigger upgrade a bit? I know there a lot of forum members who shoot that rifle.

Thanks


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 07, 2015 9:00 pm 
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Hey Mike,

The Apachee trigger upgrade is a kit sold by a fellow on rimfirecentral.com. For a modest price, he supplies you with new pins for your trigger and as I remember maybe new springs. The kit will bring the trigger pull down on a MKII to about 1lb or less without altering any pieces and can easily be removed if you want to bring it back to factory spec. I think it is money well spent.

Cheers, Philip


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 02, 2015 1:32 pm 
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The savage rifles from ESA can be optioned to lighten the trigger pull as well.


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