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    At the Holts Auction

    A very nice small mauser actioned 223 - just the thing for Roe and other small deer. Only improvement would be .222 and left handed but ....

    Full Details for Lot 1144 : Holts Auctioneers

    And for something a double barreled bolt action 338 - what's the need? But looks a lot of fun!!!

    Full Details for Lot 1215 : Holts Auctioneers

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    Szecsei Double Bolt Repeater
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    Saw that double bolt earlier in week. Looks epic, if I had the money I'd buy it on principle!

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    That Mauser is beautiful

    If only.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Heym SR20 View Post
    And for something a double barreled bolt action 338 - what's the need? But looks a lot of fun!!!

    Full Details for Lot 1215 : Holts Auctioneers

    and for more details

    Szecsei Double Bolt Repeater
    I didn't realise until now that there was such a thing as a poor-man's Fuchs!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOTSHARP View Post
    That Mauser is beautiful.
    But what a ghastly mis-match with the calibre! .223/5.56 may be highly practical, but it's also unredeemably humdrum, and for that reason alone not worthy of a finely-crafted bespoke rifle, which should properly shoot a cartridge that is both more classic and more exotic (even if it has the same ballistics as its blue-collar counterpart).

    After all, would you buy a classic car with denim-covered seats? it would drive just as well and go just as fast, but would be a constant source of embarrassment... "Umm, yes, the seats,.. well, the previous owner put those in". Not good.
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    "Docendo discimus" - Seneca the Younger (c. 4 BC – 65 AD)
    “Comodidad, tranquilidad y buena alimentacion” - A Spanish recipe for contentment that oddly omits hunting.
    "I'm off to spend some time at the top of the food chain..." - (after) Tulloch
    "Oh [dear], they probably heard that in the village!" - RickoShay

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Gain View Post
    But what a ghastly mis-match with the calibre! .223/5.56 may be highly practical, but it's also unredeemably humdrum, and for that reason alone not worthy of a finely-crafted bespoke rifle, which should properly shoot a cartridge that is both more classic and more exotic (even if it has the same ballistics as its blue-collar counterpart).

    After all, would you buy a classic car with denim-covered seats? it would drive just as well and go just as fast, but would be a constant source of embarrassment... "Umm, yes, the seats,.. well, the previous owner put those in". Not good.


    Calibre notwithstanding, It still looks a beautiful rifle.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Gain View Post
    I didn't realise until now that there was such a thing as a poor-man's Fuchs!

    Oh me oh my!! I don't even want t know prices

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOTSHARP View Post
    Calibre notwithstanding, It still looks a beautiful rifle.
    But once you took it home and found yourself loading it from a box marked .223 I think you'd feel only slightly happier than getting home from a party and discovering the gorgeous girl you'd picked up... wasn't a girl at all. Some could learn to live with something like that, of course; but for most I suspect it would somewhat take the shine off things!

    Mods, can we have a tongue-in-cheek smiley, please?
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    Agree .222 would be so much nicer

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    5.6x50 Magnum or 5.6x57 for me. Nice and exotic

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