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    7.62x39 Norinco Bush Ranger

    Hey guys, gun city are selling the grade 2 (some transport damage supposedly) rifles for 249 this weekend and was thinking of picking one up for a knock around gun and for my cousin to use as he is getting into shooting. Are they worth it? anyone have experience/problems/good things to say about these guns? Like the caliber already, betting one of you has one knocking around the safe and can tell me if its a score or if im blowing my milkshake money.

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    i know some 1 with 1 and he loves it it shoots real well.

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    The one I played with was shit. Lucky to hit a ice cream container at 50m. Could just be that gun though. Calibers great in the SKS
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    If you are going to buy one look it over VERY carefully. Quality varies dramatically, particularly Guncity's pile of them. Their grade 2 could just as easily have only 1/2 the rifling.

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    Had one a few years back and as the saying goes shot like an old lady flinging Poo. Was pleased to see the end of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barefoot View Post
    If you are going to buy one look it over VERY carefully. Quality varies dramatically, particularly Guncity's pile of them. Their grade 2 could just as easily have only 1/2 the rifling.
    Yea for sure wasn't planning on buying blind would be a good idea to look at the crown too.
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    From people Ive talked to they seem to be pearlers or duds (but that seems to be the case with norinco in general) for 249 I think ill take the gamble they go for more then that on TM so im sure ill be able to at least break even if im not a fan. Cheers for the feed back.
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    i have the jw105 (223 version) and it's ok. the action is not very smooth and it isn't high quality but i'm not unhappy with it. shoots fine, haven't missed a target yet.

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    Just got out and tested it for the first time manage to get a grouping of about 1.5-2 inch at 150m (measured using range finder) with shitty barnaul ammo so im pretty stoked with that going to try it on some goats tomorrow hopefully.
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    Sounds good Haggie

    Couple of hours to free float the barrel, and one of Nathan Fosters bedding kits, and you will have a sweet little bush rifle.
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    Haggie-generally the"bisley small arms"type of these rifles is superior to the"polytech"type.
    Ive got one and had more than a few issues with it initially.
    guncity though I must say didnt hesitate to sort these.also have it &the .303 threaded for a suppressor which is shared.
    i stripped the crappy finish off the stock and oil finished it ,made my own recoil pad out of jandals &fitted it,and bedded the recoil lug and first2"of the barrel but did seal the rest of the channel with resin&matt anyhow. shes locked solid in that set up with plenty of stock clearance.
    I fitted a bipod as well.
    I realise its a case of cheap &cheerful,but it allows me to try ideas and shag aboutwith little effect on the rig as opposed to munting a topline rig.
    .mine likes the barnaul125gn,but sprays that 123gn like a mad womans shit!
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    Kotuku , interesting comment on the end of your thread. With the Bushranger I had it was the 123gr slugs I was useing and just wouldn`t group. About 8in group at 100mts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kotuku View Post
    Haggie-generally the"bisley small arms"type of these rifles is superior to the"polytech"type.
    Ive got one and had more than a few issues with it initially.
    guncity though I must say didnt hesitate to sort these.also have it &the .303 threaded for a suppressor which is shared.
    i stripped the crappy finish off the stock and oil finished it ,made my own recoil pad out of jandals &fitted it,and bedded the recoil lug and first2"of the barrel but did seal the rest of the channel with resin&matt anyhow. shes locked solid in that set up with plenty of stock clearance.
    I fitted a bipod as well.
    I realise its a case of cheap &cheerful,but it allows me to try ideas and shag aboutwith little effect on the rig as opposed to munting a topline rig.
    .mine likes the barnaul125gn,but sprays that 123gn like a mad womans shit!
    Yea mine is a bisley and was preforming top notch with the 125 grain stuff. Im just going to use it as a bush pig dont mind if it gets too fucked based on the fact it cost only 250 buck. was considering trying subs through it but at 62 cents a shot (if you buy a hundred including delivery) I cant be bothered as its cheap fun. give these guys a look they are good to deal with BARNAUL - Home friendly and best pricing around.
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    The Barnaul 125gr load is outstanding. Accurate in every x39 I've seen, very good terminal performance too.

 

 

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