ALL PROVISIONALLY SOLD
After some long thoughts I've decided to sell my Parker Hale 'Scout'. It's got some sentimental value as it was my first 'proper' rifle!!
It had a new stock bedded and fitted by Norman Clarke (Parker Hale god!!!) a couple of years ago, and a refurbished bolt ejecting spring from them as well. She has sling mounts front and back. I have a webbing sling or a leather sling, both home made, your choice.
It has a muzzle break as standard but I also have an ASU Utra S5 stainless steel moderator for it (on my ticket so you would need a space on yours) if you're interested.
It currently uses an immaculate S&B 7 x 50 Klassik (german) scope which is up for sale with the rifle (if the new owner doesn't want the scope then it'll be up for grabs, but they have first refusal). Fitted on Leupold QR rings.
Barrel is good, as is rifling, its been very little used over last couple of years but gets the occasional shoot. Action works well (Mauser 98), and needs a firm action otherwise cartridge may not fully fly out of action but sits above next round. Quick fluid action and she works fine.
There are two magazines, 1 x 4 round and 1 x 10 round. Although I bought the 10 round I've hardly used it as I used to single feed when at the targets.
She's a feisty rifle, especially with the moderator off and muzzle break on, and if your shooting targets lie down next to someone your not too keen on!!!! But she is also pretty accurate, especially with home loads. She has a 1:11 twist so will cope with heavier rounds, but 165 gr works well. As with a lot of 'scout' type rifles the barrel is short at 19", clearly not a long range rifle, but being shorter its a stiffer barrel so accuracy is good over shorter distances. Velocity is obviously not going to be as fast as a 26" barrel, but this rifle is designed for being easy to handle hunting, not long distance target shooting.
For ages I thought the trigger wasn't great, then recently read somewhere about how to adjust it, what a difference!!! She now has about 2lb pull and is amazingly crisp for a standard trigger, why on earth I didn't do it earlier I'll never know!
There is only one or two very small marks on the stock, but other than that it's in excellent condition.
She's a pleasure to shoot and Ill miss her, and she may not be a SAKO, but she'll still be an excellent stalking rifle.
Face to Face preferred or can ship via RFD at your expense.
£250 without moderator or scope
£350 with just moderator
£450 with just Scope (incl. rings)
£495 with everything and will include bag and some cases and any other .308 stuff I can find lying around!
Live in Suffolk, but happy to travel within reason.