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Old 02-12-2018, 02:18 PM   #1
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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

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Old 02-12-2018, 02:24 PM   #2
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Hmm.. pretty interesting!
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:27 PM   #3
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Very interesting, thanks for sharing. I didn't see where they talked about the optics. Does anyone know?
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:29 PM   #4
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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

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Old 02-12-2018, 02:33 PM   #5
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Very cool, I enjoyed watching them this weekend! Has to be so hard to control your breathing to make those shots.
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Old 02-12-2018, 02:34 PM   #6
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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
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:01 PM   #7
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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 :-)
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Old 02-12-2018, 05:26 PM   #8
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Expensive squirrel killers!!!
I didn't see a price but I bet they aren't cheap
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:21 PM   #9
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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
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:46 PM   #10
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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
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Old 02-12-2018, 07:56 PM   #11
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Cool. I guess they were adding a custom stock to something like that. I may be nuts but 3590 seems pretty reasonable
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:01 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 02-12-2018, 09:41 PM   #13
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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!
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Old 02-13-2018, 05:20 PM   #14
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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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