Shopping for first centrefire.

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Re: Shopping for first centrefire.

Post by DaveZ » 19 Feb 2021, 5:03 pm

boingk wrote:Hi mate, I don't think you'd have trouble mounting a fairly standard bipod to the stock. The action mounts with twin aluminium bedding pillars that are contoured to positively seat the action into the stock. The forestock is hollow honeycomb synthetic but rigid enough given the weight of the rifle.

The compact stock isn't as rigid as the American unfortunately - its a smaller, lighter design and it shows. Still usable but I would probably hold off putting a bipod on it unless its quite small/light/basic.

If you're serious about the American check out Cleavers - they offer it in standard black stock, blued action variant for $1245 including a Vortex Crossfire 3~9x40.

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This might be the way to go. I do like the look of the American "go wild", but I'm up for a scope and rings on top of the purchase price, and to keep within my budget, I'd probably end up putting that exact scope, or the Diamondback in 3-9x40 on it anyway. So I might go for the package, with the bipod, and put the leftover money into a nice gun bag and some ammo.

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Re: Shopping for first centrefire.

Post by MJW380 » 20 Feb 2021, 9:24 pm

Hi, beware of the diamondback 3-9x40, I bought one when I got my new CZ 452, it’s nice and clear, only problem is is that the eye relief was ridiculous, it’s stated in the specs at 3.3 inches, but was nowhere near this, near had my eye up against the scope, ppl used to ask why I was hunched right over the rifle, till they had a look thru it. Combined with the kick of a .243 it mightn’t be a good choice.
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Re: Shopping for first centrefire.

Post by DaveZ » 20 Feb 2021, 9:52 pm

MJW380 wrote:Hi, beware of the diamondback 3-9x40.


Thank you. I think I'll just get the package that comes with the Crossfire.
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Re: Shopping for first centrefire.

Post by Oldbloke » 22 Feb 2021, 4:45 am

Yep i haven't got one but those vortex have a good rep.

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Re: Shopping for first centrefire.

Post by Shootermick » 22 Feb 2021, 8:44 pm

DaveZ wrote:If that's the case, then I could probably get something like this Ruger

https://ruger.com/products/americanRifl ... 26924.html

Although I'm back to a synthetic stock. Thoughts on the suitability for mounting a bipod on the this stock? There is also the compact version of that rifle for the same money that is lighter again.



I bought the Ruger American Compact in 243 last year. Really like it, haven’t tried a bipod though, as I don’t own one. But for out the window of the ute, or off a bag over the bonnet, it shoots extremely well. I’ve got three Rugers now, and without them being quite as nice as my Lithgow 223, or some other more expensive rifles, they are still fantastic. They just work, and that’s all they’ve got to do at the end of the day.
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