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  1. Franko

    Montana Rifle Co African.....on the way...

    nksmfamjp look forward to seeing your finished product. As you might recall, I have one in 375 and have had trouble using the open sights. Could you tell me which open sights will be included in your build? I'm really looking for an alternative to what's on mine so interested in what is on offer...
  2. Franko

    Montana AVR SS 375 H & H

    Yes, it's been a struggle to find anything suitable that might be compatible with the marbles base. I will see if I can find any info re the replacement blade from Marbles, but otherwise I think I will have one made up and filed to suit.
  3. Franko

    Montana AVR SS 375 H & H

    Rear sight to be a single blade with a shallow V. The front sight I guess could remain as is or be a blade?
  4. Franko

    Montana AVR SS 375 H & H

    Front and rear sights are in a dovetail. I am starting to think I may have a rear blade custom made in order to get exactly what I want.
  5. Franko

    Montana AVR SS 375 H & H

    Mmmmm, it already has the larger front sight so back to the drawing board.
  6. Franko

    Montana AVR SS 375 H & H

    Just on the sights, they are Marbles sights that are screwed on to the barrel - makes for an easy change but there are as far as I can see, no safari style rear leaf sights in their inventory. Instead, I may replace the tiny front sight - 1/'16" - with a larger 3/32" bead, just so I can find it...
  7. Franko

    Montana AVR SS 375 H & H

    I don’t have it yet, but should do in the next few days so will report back.
  8. Montana AVR SS 375 H & H Rifle

    Montana AVR SS 375 H & H Rifle

  9. Franko

    Montana AVR SS 375 H & H

    Ridgewalker, which MRC model do you have? Frank
  10. Franko

    Montana AVR SS 375 H & H

    Thanks Ridgewalker! Factory ammo is very expensive down here so I might sight in with some PPU stuff and then reload some Woodleighs.
  11. Franko

    Montana AVR SS 375 H & H

    Thanks all. Will definitely have QD mounts with a 1-4 scope. Not looking to use it at range, first step is Buff in Northern Australia, then I hope to head to Africa for the real Buff. One step at a time though! Paul, I'm in Melbourne so will talk to Kudu. Thanks.
  12. Franko

    Montana AVR SS 375 H & H

    Ridgewalker, what are light pipes? Fibre optics?
  13. Franko

    Montana AVR SS 375 H & H

    Here's a pic. Hard to see the sights....
  14. Franko

    Montana AVR SS 375 H & H

    Hi Everyone, I sold my CZ 550 416 Rigby before firing it - I have a hand injury and figured I should walk before I run as I venture into the bigger calibres - and picked up a Montana Rifle Co 375 H&H. Fine looking rifle, CRF is smooth ( without loaded rounds ) balance is great, although the...
  15. Franko

    Montana Rifle Co AVR - American Vantage Rifle 375 H&H

    I have a chance to pick one up at a discounted price, but I know nothing about them. The rifle has a monte carlo cheek piece and open sights with a 3 + 1 capacity. CRF and top load.... So, are they reliable, accurate and strong? I could buy a tried and tested CZ550, but then this came along........
  16. Franko

    Which calibre

    I'll be shooting open sights first up!
  17. Franko

    Which calibre

    That was the one, it's my avatar
  18. Franko

    Which calibre

    Thanks! I'm a little concerned too....
  19. Franko

    Which calibre

    Well, an almost new 416 Rigby came up for sale. Rare beast in Australia so I grabbed it. CZ 550 Safari Classics. Wish me luck!
  20. Franko

    Techniques for heavy recoiling rifles

    I just picked up a CZ 550 416 Rigby and am yet to shoot it or anything bigger than my 9.3 x 62. I'm 6'4" and about 100kg's. Most guns are too short for me and the CZ seemed about 20mm too short at a guess, but I'm wondering how best to measure the correct length of pull for a rifle like this...
  21. Franko

    Which calibre

    Dr Ray, you've pretty much summed up where I'm at! I looked at some rifles yesterday, but nothing grabbed me.....
  22. Franko

    Which calibre

    Roger that!
  23. Franko

    Which calibre

    Not sure if that's aimed at me but I can guarantee you that if I step foot on African soil, I will come prepared!
  24. Franko

    Which calibre

    Good insight there re the ammo. Is it standard practice to land with just a rifle and buy ammo once on the ground? Then check zero etc?
  25. Franko

    Which calibre

    Good to know, thanks Matt. A search of CZ available in Aus showed two variants of their DG rifles and only two cals 375 and 458 w.m. slim pickings over here. I may need to re-barrel or import one in 416RM. Have never been a fan of Winchesters, just never really grabbed me when I handled them...
  26. Franko

    Which calibre

    If I could find one, I'd buy a 404J. On paper my gut says it's about right. Unfortunately ammo and rifles in 404J are hard to find in Aus, hence my question to the forum. No shortage of choice for 375 H & H and 46 Rigby is also well represented by makers, but it seems the 404J has fallen out of...
  27. Franko

    Which calibre

    Thanks all. If I buy a 375 or bigger, I'll be selling the 9.3.
  28. Franko

    Which calibre

    My first thread, so I apologise as it has probably been asked 1000 times, but my search didn't find much. If I hunt Buff, what is the most prctical min calibre I can bring? Not the legal min, but the most sensible min calibre? I have a 9.3 x 62, so will need to step up to a greater cal. A 375...
  29. Franko

    Hello from Oz

    Hi There, I'm a shooter / hunter from Melbourne, Australia, keen Deer and Fox shooter. Looking to expand my calibre range and find out a bit more about hunting in Africa.
 
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