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south_ridge

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I picked up a nice .243 RS flat bolt a few months ago. I finally got around to scoping it and shooting it this weekend. After a couple of shots to confirm the bore sighting I backed up to 100 yards. The first 3-shot group was an honest to goodness 0.25". I couldn't believe it. I pulled the target off and saved it.

I was unable to duplicate this, but it certainly shoots very well. Just another 'inaccurate' tang safety M77...
 
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south_ridge sounds like a great shooting rifle! I once fired a 3 shot group with my old tang safety 77-R .270 Winchester into 9/16 of an inch. Like you I've never duplicated it, but I know it can do it. I've owned that rifle since 1982: and wouldn't dream of parting with it.
Good shooting to you,
Jay "Shotgungibbs" Prather
 

Kudu m77

Single-Sixer
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Wish there were flat bolt rifles around here as I would love to own one.

Seems like you have a shooter there!
 

smoke-eater

Blackhawk
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I was browsing through the latest Bass Pro sales paper yesterday, when I saw on page 9, featuring youth hunting clothing, a close-up photo of a young hunter shouldering a pristine looking M77 flatbolt! I thought my eyes were deceiving me.
 

6GUNSONLY

Hunter
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My Flatbolt RS .308 is also very accurate. I have several 5 shot groups of 3/4" or even a bit smaller using 150 grain handloaded hunting ammo - not match bullets or reduced loads.
 

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