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Author:  galt11 [ Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:50 pm ]
Post subject:  Suggestions for beginner summer biathlon rifle

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.

Adam

Author:  crasher [ Thu Aug 31, 2017 6:36 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Suggestions for beginner summer biathlon rifle

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.

Author:  ShootingSight [ Fri Sep 01, 2017 7:56 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Suggestions for beginner summer biathlon rifle

Marlin 2000 was a great starter rifle, and they had a biathlon kit that allowed you to add a 5 round mag.

Author:  Snow Leopard [ Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Suggestions for beginner summer biathlon rifle

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.

Author:  galt11 [ Thu Sep 28, 2017 1:16 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Suggestions for beginner summer biathlon rifle

That is a very nice looking rifle there.

Author:  dcooper [ Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:42 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Suggestions for beginner summer biathlon rifle

Jesus the image is huge...

Author:  Ranb [ Fri Dec 01, 2017 7:58 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Suggestions for beginner summer biathlon rifle

A Savage MK II FVT is $3-400. Any changes other than the stock, sights, sling and mag holder?

I made a target rifle from a MK I fvt by attaching a aftermarket wood stock and anschutz rail. It worked well enough until I was able to get my hands on a KK300. It shot a bit under half inch at 50 yards with CCI Std Vel.

Ranb

Author:  veronica26 [ Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Suggestions for beginner summer biathlon rifle

galt11 wrote:
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 kits solaires. 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.

Adam


Hello,
Indeed, good things are always expensive.
Do not bet on any shoot.

Author:  spektr [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:23 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Suggestions for beginner summer biathlon rifle

I shoot a MK1 FVT and they are superb for the money. The list of upgrades is short but one should really consider dropping in a Rifle Basix trigger. It really improves the feel of the gun..... No cutting drilling needed, just 30 minutes with a screwdriver.

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