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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:02 am 
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Since it came out on the market a couple years ago , I'm wondering if this new action is actually a major improvement over previous design from Anschutz. ..

Any thoughts ?


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 9:53 am 
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The bolt is shorter, and lock time is reduced. It's an improvement over the 1913/1907, but lacks the fast no-gunsmithing barrel-change facilty of the 2013. Compared to the competition, the bolt isn't as short, and the trigger hasn't been updated. If you already have a tired Match 54 barrel in a good modern stock and with good sights, a 54.30 barrel/action would be much cheaper than a whole new rifle. But here in the UK, the KK500 isn't much more expensive than a 54.30 Precise with sights.


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 1:27 pm 
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One shooter at my club bought a 54.30 barreled action and dropped it into his stock. It shoots very well but he is also a good shot which helps.
He does not really notice the slight weight reduction but thinks the longer sight radius (than he previously had) when using the blooper tube is an
advantage and it's a little more comfortable to load. Based on his scores I can't fault the 54.30. One thing to note is that it's no more accurate
than his old Anschutz but the longer sight radius now allows a more fine grained sighting adjustment.

Personally I don't think it's a major improvement over the pinned or clamped actions of prior models.
Take the 1913 action, shorten it + the bolt, flip the firing pin to 6 o'clock and screw in the barrel.
Not too much R&D went into that but I could be wrong.


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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 2:05 pm 
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KK500 has a lot more to offer, for not so much added coins.

But I wonder why they gone back to a round action, while the 20** was a square one like all others manufacturers.

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2017 7:37 pm 
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I bought a 54.30 out of the first US shipment. It is very accurate. Since I've shot 1913's for years, the K500 would have introduced too much of a learning curve. Some feel the 54 round action is inherently more accurate than the square; never owned a 2013 so I can't judge.

Mark


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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2017 7:47 pm 
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One of the questions I have regarding the KK500 vs. the 54.30: How do you scope it for any sight competition?

I use an Anschutz ASR rail, and a Leopold Competition scope, on a Feinwerkbau 2700, and that was no small feat to line that up; Is it possible to accomplish this with the KK500?


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PostPosted: Thu May 18, 2017 7:09 pm 
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The Anschutz Scope Rail fits and works on the KK500.

Pete


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2017 8:07 am 
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pfiori wrote:
The Anschutz Scope Rail fits and works on the KK500.

Pete


Thanks for the info Pete!


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