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jerp 02-12-2018 02:18 PM

Biathlon rifles...
 
Watching the biathlon events at the Olympics I became intrigued by the rifles they use so I read-up on them a bit. Incredibly specialized for that specific purpose:

http://www.core77.com/posts/73277/Ol...iathlon-Rifles

http://www.accurateshooter.com/compe...iathlon-rifle/


http://www.foxnews.com/entertainment...lon-rifle.html

kkp005 02-12-2018 02:24 PM

Hmm.. pretty interesting!

hog_down 02-12-2018 02:27 PM

Very interesting, thanks for sharing. I didn't see where they talked about the optics. Does anyone know?

jerp 02-12-2018 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by hog_down (Post 13179637)
Very interesting, thanks for sharing. I didn't see where they talked about the optics. Does anyone know?

I wondered about that too - it's a diopter sight - similar to a peep
https://www.quora.com/What-scopes-ar...iathlon-rifles

TXHUNT3R 02-12-2018 02:33 PM

Very cool, I enjoyed watching them this weekend! Has to be so hard to control your breathing to make those shots.

Japeatr 02-12-2018 02:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hog_down (Post 13179637)
Very interesting, thanks for sharing. I didn't see where they talked about the optics. Does anyone know?

last link in OP, it is a rear peep with front cross and "snow covers"

the fox vid was the best as far as detail

RJH1 02-12-2018 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hog_down (Post 13179637)
Very interesting, thanks for sharing. I didn't see where they talked about the optics. Does anyone know?

Optics? These are biathletes, not men's figure skaters . They don't need no stinkin' optics :-)

Chad74 02-12-2018 05:26 PM

Expensive squirrel killers!!!
I didn't see a price but I bet they aren't cheap

RJH1 02-12-2018 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Chad74 (Post 13180087)
Expensive squirrel killers!!!
I didn't see a price but I bet they aren't cheap

I just saw a dill on Facebook from either USA shooting or NBC Olympics and they said 1000 for the stock and 3000 for the action. IDK if the action included the barrel in that price but I would bet it didn't include the sights. I bet that they are close to 6000 turn key

RShockley 02-12-2018 07:46 PM

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Originally Posted by RJH1 (Post 13180356)
I just saw a dill on Facebook from either USA shooting or NBC Olympics and they said 1000 for the stock and 3000 for the action. IDK if the action included the barrel in that price but I would bet it didn't include the sights. I bet that they are close to 6000 turn key

You can get one for $3590

http://www.nordicmarksman.com/Biathlon-Rifles.html

RJH1 02-12-2018 07:56 PM

Cool. I guess they were adding a custom stock to something like that. I may be nuts but 3590 seems pretty reasonable

Playa 02-12-2018 09:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Chad74 (Post 13180087)
Expensive squirrel killers!!!
I didn't see a price but I bet they aren't cheap

Actions alone are around 2k from what I saw in a video earlier today and stocks can be equal to or more.

rosco11 02-12-2018 09:41 PM

I feel I could take the gold with my Rem 572 fieldmaster! Just gotta get better at skiing and breathing on top of a mountain!

kumathebear 02-13-2018 05:20 PM

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Originally Posted by rosco11 (Post 13180892)
I feel I could take the gold with my Rem 572 fieldmaster! Just gotta get better at skiing and breathing on top of a mountain!

LOL, yep....


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