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    Fellas - I need some inspiration

    The Wife, she's asked for a new rifle, for Her.

    This, is a good thing. Her specifications are however a little different to what I'm used to. The conversation so far has resulted in the following firm requirements:
    • Open sights - no optics
    • Light carbine
    • Well balanced for off-hand, kneeling and sitting shooting
    • Not a monster cartridge, mostly vermin and paper usage, but capable of shooting a small deer in the neck (she likes young venisons)
    • So centrefire obviously, but not a big one - got to be capable of proper MOA accuracy
    We haven't specified action type, bolt would be obvious, but we could be looking at a lever gun.

    The hankering after a rifle "like this" comes from her Army days, when she ran around with an R4 (5.56) shooting targets with alarming proficiency. Now obviously, a semi is not an option but she wouldn't have wanted one anyway.

    What haven't I thought of fellas? I've been through the mini-actions and so on, but open sights is a problem.

    Any suggestions? New or used.
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    Older model 7
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    some of the Zastava mini mausers do have open sights...the one in hornet I looked at before buying my .223 had them and I was pissed mine didnt.
    sounds like .223 is the obvious choice.......or maybe find an old vixen with open sights in trebly........
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    Could you use a mini action in a chassis with a full pic rail on top and open sights from a naughty rifle or are they now banned?
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    saw an intersting rifle on trademe the other day.......something really different that might just work...Bakail u/o in .223 sure would be fast follow up shot.

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    Depending on budget, there are a couple things here that might suit -

    Sako Hunter (wood blued), with open sights in 22-250

    Sako Bavarian (wood blued), with open sights & set trigger in .223 with 1/8 twist, .243, or 22-250
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    Some of the Bergara B14s have open sights, very nice to use ones too

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    M1 Carbine was my first thought

    A lever action would be a cool, plenty of low power cartridge options, and plenty of open sight models.

    Failing that a Tikka Battue/Arctic or Ruger Gunsite Scout comes to mind.
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    Some of the older CZ527 do have open sights and then you can put a skinner or NECG peep sight on it.
    Or does it have to be NEW new, not just new to you.
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    Arsenal Firearms 7.62x39 Legend Rifle Looks really nice. I think they do a 223 version as well. Also 308 and 300WM
    But a bit spendy compared to other options $1600-1700 and slightly fatter too. Not a heavy weight but 6lbs.
    KAC imports them. Not sure who has them on the shelves.

    Handled one at the Taranaki Gun show. The Iron sights on it were very nice and it pointed well too.

    Downside is not too much information available online for them.

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    Forgot to read the op completely, re optics.

    Maybe the colour scheme's of interest?
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    one of those new wizz bang 6.5's - Creedmore or Grendel. Grendel would probably fit the bill descirbed nicely - Howa or Bergara. Had a play with one of the new B14 hunters the other day - seem like a real nice build for a factory.

 

 

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