Just placed my order for a set of Alaska Arms QD rings. Got a brand new 2.5-8x36 Leupold scope thats been sitting in a closet for a while now. Hopefully it will be a good fit, We'll know in a week or so.
Alaska Arms make really good stuff!Thank you all for the kind words. Just got an email back from Alaska Arms and they do ship to Canada. Will pursue it further and see if they can suggest a set of QD rings for me. Really looking forward to the end of this virus so i can get to the range again.
Hello all. Been collecting and trying various rifles for a while now. A few I really like and have kept, mostly CZs and a few Remingtons. I always was on the lookout for a Brno ZG-47, hopefully in 7x64 and a couple weeks ago I found one, but in 7x57. It was in such nice condition that I bought it. The seller threw in 140 pieces of new brass, 200 Hornady bullets and RCBS dies. Besides obviously being a well made rifle, I don't believe I've ever had a rifle that "felt" so natural when shouldered. The open sights are just there. No shifting or squirming to line them up. They just appear like magic. This one is for sure a keeper. Don't know that I will ever get to Africa at my age, but the Brno will be walking the Ontario bush this fall.
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not wanting to rain on anyone's parade, but if if bought that rifle, and i would like it, i would have to restock it.
the ammount of drop at heel, and possibly at comb as well, is beyond belief given the advantages of straighter stocks.
lucky it is not a calibre that kicks.
the original stock could be kept for non use when not hunting.
many of the lusted after british rifles suffer the same problem, as does the kentucky rifle.
It makes a difference in how you approasch a shot. For the shooter whom prefers a heads up stance then the drop at comb and heel is not so much oif an issue as it its for those who shoot heads down. I uses 3/4 and 1 3/4 for comb and heel from center of bore for my 6.5x57 and it is a very comfortable rifle to shoot (for me)not wanting to offend, but the fact kevin put the strap on cheekpiece on tells that he recognized a problem.
however it only partially deals with the problem.
first the heel is still too low , and second, the angle of the cheekpiece will drive it straight into the cheekbone when it comes back.
the low heel will make the gun climb in recoil, making recovery skower, and it encourages a poor hold for natural shooting.
a good way to achieve good drop at heel is this.
a cleaning rod with a small diameter handle should clear the comb, just.
the heel should be 1/16" to 1/8" lower than the comb.
the rifle would be an excellent one if not let down badly by the stock dimensions.