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    Switch barrel rifles

    Hi all,

    I've been researching my next rifle, which is always exciting. I would like a switch barrel bolt action e.g. Sauer 202, etc. that packs into a case with detachable/changeable scope. To date I've used 308 for everything but I now have a slot for a 243 on my ticket for smaller species. This could also change to 25-06. I'd get a second barrel for the bigger stuff e.g. boar/larger deer and maybe African plains game.

    So far on my list of possibles are:

    2nd hand:
    Sauer 202
    Older Sauers
    Heym 20/21

    New:
    Schultz&Larsen
    Sauer 404 will probably be too expensive for me.
    Mauser M03

    Are there any obvious ones that I'm missing? I've searched but couldn't find a comprehensive list anywhere.

    All best,

    Z.

  2. #2
    The obvious exclusion in your list is the excellent straight pull Blaser rifle, either the R93 or the updated R8. Either is not cheap though.

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    I have just gone this very route, Blaser r93 with a 30-06 and 243 barrel. A very handy tool to shoot with. I tried a couple of your options but the Blaser worked best for me. Good luck choosing, not a bad situation to be in!!

  4. #4
    Strasser RS05 or

    Blaser K95 special edition

    or BBF97.
    Blaser K95 Stutzen - the ultimate deer stalking rifle

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    I may have a swiss arms shr 970 delux for sale that migh suit you its in 25 06 and 30 06 they were made by sauer ?

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    Why not a 2nd hand Mauser M03 rather than a new one ?

    Ive got an M03 extreme and it's fantastic to use , the stock is grippy with the rubber and just feels really nice

    it returns to zero each and everytime



    id mid choose the Mauser over a blaser everytime but that's only because I prefer a turn bolt rather than straight pull

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by boar & deer View Post
    I may have a swiss arms shr 970 delux for sale that migh suit you its in 25 06 and 30 06 they were made by sauer ?
    I nearly bought one of those when I bought a Winchester Mod 70 270 I didn't get on with instead. I always wish I had bought it, more so when taking a full length rifle on the train!

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    The new'ish Shultz & Larsen range is very interesting & not too pricey...check them out at Alan Rhone, Wrexham.
    Personally, I would never part with my Blaser.
    Have fun.
    Blaser K95 Luxus Kipplaufbüchse .25-06Rem. Zeiss 8x56, 110gn Nosler Accubond = Game Over!

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    Have a look at the Merkel Helix range too.

    I currently use this in 9.3 x 62 for driven boar, but they have an enormous range of barrel options.

    It's excellent for traveling with. I just remove the stock, but Orion on here has found a smaller case, and removes the barrel too. If he sees this, I'm sure he'll post a picture.

    Speak to Erwin at Alan Rhone for removable mount options.

    I looked the Shultz & Larsen rifles when I was there, and they are very well made, but just a little heavy for me, for driven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lateral View Post
    I looked the Shultz & Larsen rifles when I was there, and they are very well made, but just a little heavy for me, for driven.
    Are they still making the take-down version?

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