another one from the archives
just thought i'd revive this one, initially posted by Gerry (blaser3006) i believe.
watch out for flying fingers!
I've been looking for those videos for a while. Remarkable, and slightly reassuring as a Sako and Tikka owner. It makes me think twice before considering an A-Bolt.
how was the test conducted ,were the barrels blocked
lt strikes me that the only two that were held in the vice hard enough not to recoil were the two that exploded.... sounds like they had their barrels crushed enough to cause a rupture to me
I remember this test from one of our hunting magazines a while back.
Just read the what was writen on, Här exploderar älgstudsarer .
First the weapons were sited in and then they were frozen to -40 and test fired while frozen to see which rifle was the most accurate.
They were then laid in a salt bath for 2 hour after kept in a room for 15 hours at 40+ and 95% moister so they rusted. They were them fired again to see what rifle still worked.
A bullet was put in the barrel to block it and then a round was fired to see what rifle would explode and if the bolt could be opened after.
The winner over all was the Howa with Blaser in 2nd place.
This was just a quick translation from the Swedish version.
The test was carried out by the Swedish defence research Dept.
As i recall the reason that the Blaser was in second place was that it did worse than expected in the rust test.
Thanks for the translation
The next time i super-freeze my gun, drop it in the briney for two hours and get a bullet stuck up the barrel i'm not going to risk firing it...not worth the risk in mu opiinion
Originally Posted by Jagare
i had a quick read, looks like they factored cost as well?
howa 5900 bullet tokens
blaser 26000 bullet tokens
(mind you, my Swedish is like an old blaser, a little rusty )