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    new canadian ranger rifle being evaluated

    The Canadian Rangers are a component of the Canadian Military. Briefly thier main duties are surveillance, sovereignty patrols, first response, scouting etc. A large percentage of them are aboriginals of many tribes of Indians....but not all.....mostly reflects the population of a given isolated Canadian vast wilderness areas. Since their inception in the 1940's they have been armed with the Lee Enfield SMLE#4 army rifles in .303. Aside from human threats, these people encounter wolves and polar bears and other bad ass criters plus they shoot game animals for sustenance. The old SMLE rifles are aging out and they are replacing them with a scout type rifle in .308 Win based upon the Tikka T 3 stainless laminate rifle. They are being evaluated now. See the link.....thought it was intersting

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    So they're using Tikkas because nobody else wanted the contract?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bill f View Post
    The Canadian Rangers are a component of the Canadian Military. Briefly thier main duties are surveillance, sovereignty patrols, first response, scouting etc. A large percentage of them are aboriginals of many tribes of Indians....but not all.....mostly reflects the population of a given isolated Canadian vast wilderness areas. Since their inception in the 1940's they have been armed with the Lee Enfield SMLE#4 army rifles in .303. Aside from human threats, these people encounter wolves and polar bears and other bad ass criters plus they shoot game animals for sustenance. The old SMLE rifles are aging out and they are replacing them with a scout type rifle in .308 Win based upon the Tikka T 3 stainless laminate rifle. They are being evaluated now. See the link.....thought it was intersting

    casr.ca/bg-crr-canadian-ranger-rifle.htm

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    The have completed the evaluation, and the rifle chosen is the above, they will be made by Colt Canada, under licence from sako/ tikka,
    I would love to buy one, perhaps tikka might do a civilian version. I know there is lots of interest, on Canada gun nuts forum and others.
    the couple ranges I know, are looking forward to an upgrade rifle from the old 303.
    There were several tested, ruger had a version I think.

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    What type of scope do you think they will use?

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    So what's happened to all them Lee Enfields?
    Are they all to be scraped?
    Or sold?

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    The rangers will be able to buy there ones they currently have.

    The rest of them and parts are likely to be scrapped
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    So its a Jeff Cooper inspired Scout Rifle ??

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    Looks good. Something I could use with that magazine. Swap it for a 260 and job done.

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    I don't think scout rifle is really the right term when it has a 24" barrel and (given the laminate stock) is probably fairly heavy. Practical enough though, should be accurate and reliable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GravelBen View Post
    I don't think scout rifle is really the right term when it has a 24" barrel and (given the laminate stock) is probably fairly heavy. Practical enough though, should be accurate and reliable.
    You have got it, lots of things don't work very well at -40 deg, and its -35 or more for six months in a row, light weight is not important, plastic is too brittle, simple function rifle, for protection, food harvest and combat. I think it will serve them well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southernman View Post
    You have got it, lots of things don't work very well at -40 deg, and its -35 or more for six months in a row, light weight is not important, plastic is too brittle, simple function rifle, for protection, food harvest and combat. I think it will serve them well.
    Yep, bingo, the plastic would be like biscuit at that temp!

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    Those old SMLE Mk4 are one extremely robust service rifle. It will be interesting to see how the Tikka rifles will fare. Finland is alot like Canada.....you would think that their rifles would fare well in a Nordic environment

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    And the Rangers' new rifle made by Colt Canada - courtesy of a Canadian friend of mine.
    "I would rather suffer under imperfect freedom, than languish under perfect control".

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    A Tikka made by Colt
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