New rifle came home today

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  1. DEADLYACCURATE

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  2. Smashy

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    I don't suppose anyone speaks French? I don't know what the D and M mean on the rear bolt cap.
     

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    That is really cool! Looks like a bolt-action Garand. I like it!
     
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    the barrels are really nice on the french guns. they are not shy about putting in some deep rifling. i shoot a 49/56. it really is a great round. looks like a 308 but shoots like a 300 savage. used to shoot the rams at 500 fairly regularly at the whittington center in new mexico years back with the rifle. be careful with the corrosive ammo. syrian ammo is probably the most corrosive ammo ever made. i would swab before leaving the range if that is what you are shooting. the privi seems fine and non corrosive. don't have a 36 yet. tell us how well it shoots. good find.
     
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    Dropped only one time ............ and never fired!!!!!!!





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  7. Smashy

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    Three times in one thread. You guys are dropping it more than the French did.
     
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    I really dig the bolt design. Does it help in working the action?
     
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    I'm not really sure. One reason is probably just that I'm not experienced enough with the design yet to be comfortable with it.

    Another reason is that it feels like it's new, so there's no smoothness to it yet. I'm not sure if this rifle was ever issued. I don't see any signs of abuse on it, and the action feels like it still needs to 'wear in' and get smoother over time. The bore looks brand spankin' new.

    After I've had some time with it and it's gotten smoother, I'll be able to say whether the bolt design is faster. For now, it just feels like a new rifle.

    The short length of pull makes it pretty handy overall, but it prevents cycling the action with the gun shouldered and your cheek still on the stock (fast/tactical shooting), or the bolt will bash you in the nose. But it will be easy enough to increase the length of pull. I'll probably put a Pachmyer pad on it; that'll give it an extra inch.
     
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    An extra inch?? Is that all you need? :whistling:






    Seriously that is definitely a unique rifle. Thanks for the follow-up.
     
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