I've had the rifle now for a few weeks and thought i would share my thoughts on the rifle.
Its a well made rifle all the bits are metal apart from a couple of small plastic bits in the magazine. The finish is very good no rough finish that i can see. The trigger is first rate, light and crisp. The rifle came with a set trigger. I have only shot with the set trigger of the bench, very light and i don't think it will be used set while hunting.
The rifle came fitted with a 52 cm barrel nice and short for the type of hunting we do. the 52cm barrel costs more than the longer barrels
The bolt is a fit all calibre length just change the bolt head for other calbres. There are three bolt heads to cover all calibres. There are Also three magazines to cover all calibres as well. The barrels is of the quick change variety like the Blaser (Mauser are made by Blaser).
I had the plastic stock on the rifle. Not a thing to get the juices flowing but very functional. The stock is well done and is stiff in the forend so a bipod could be used with out the forend flexing. A new stud would have to be fitted to fit a bipod as the swivel is mounted on the front of the forend.
The rifle can only be fitted with Mauser scope mounts. Again very good quality but it means you get no choice but fit the mauser ones.
Just 2 small niggles. The magazine is one size and has plastic spacers to fit each calibre group. So it makes it a bit fiddly to load the magazine.
The bolt must be pulled all the way back to pick up the next cartridge from the magazine. Its easy to close the bolt and pull the trigger to find that the chamber is empty.
Sighted in the rifle With Sellior & bellot 147grn FMJ. It shot to under the inch. My home loads of Norma 202 and 180grn norma Oryx shoot to the inch but will work on those a bit more.
It a heavy rifle 3.5kg without scope and mounts .
I shot in a competition today of 6 stands, Stag, bear, roe, moose calf , moose and boar targets. The range distance was between 50mtrs for the boar to 120mtrs for the moose all shot off hand. To my thinking thats where a bit of extra weight come in handy to steady the rifle.
I came joint 4th place with131x140 out of over 60 people.
Must admit that when i first bought the rifle it was hard to get excited over it but now i've shot it a bit i like it more and more.
I will be testing it down on the running moose range a couple of times next week.
It cost a bit more than the Sako rifles and the cost is on par with the Blasers. Do i think it was worth the money? Yes.