Up for sale is my Steyr Mannlicher MIII Proffesional in 6.5x55.
I suppose I have to admit I bought this rifle on a whim as as I have had a number of SSGs and really like them and it is in a caliber that I have wanted to try for a while.
I bedded the rifle and reduced the flex in the stock using the ballistics studies kit. I can safely say it now shoots better than me. I can see now it is a rewarding caliber to reload for and very accurate. I have also moved the sling swivel stud from the end of the forend back 1.5 inches so you can use a harris bipod with it. I used the Harris no.2 adaptor and set the flange nut into the epoxy on the inside so it won't be coming out! The selling point for me was that the rifle does not seem to have done much work at all. The barrel is in very good condition as is the rest of the rifle. A few blemishes to the stock which are purely cosmetic of course. I would describe this rifle as an all weather, reliable and accurate workhorse!
I am including the set of Apel swing off mounts in the sale but not the bipod or scope. I have had them on and off the rifle during testing and zeoring and they have a very positive and tight lock which means they are in good condition and correctly set up and this was confirmed by printing a the same POI every time I shot the rifle.
Rifle and Apel mounts £650
Also in for negotiation are,
RCBS Full length 2 die set
Lee case trim tool
3/4 of a tub of Viht N550
370 140grain Hornady SSTs (3 sealed boxes and one open box)
50 PPU cases (stamped PPU)
100 NNY cases (stamped NNY)