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What kind of .22 rifles are the Olympic Biathlon shooters using?

Discussion in 'General Rifle' started by Ballbearing, Feb 9, 2014.

  1. Ballbearing

    Ballbearing G&G Evangelist

    They're some kind of fast straight pull bolt. I watched them using the rifles on t.v. they cock with just a quick sweep of the thumb and the gun hardly moves (if at all) when cocked, keeping the sights aligned from shot to shot. How I would love to have one of these when squirrel or rabbit hunting, I'd bring home oodles of meat!

  2. thrillbilly

    thrillbilly G&G Evangelist

  3. rondog

    rondog G&G Evangelist

    Yeah, I was watching that too. Awesome rifles, whatever they are. I bet you'd have to kill a HELLUVA LOT of squirrels to pay for one!
  4. gandog56

    gandog56 G&G Evangelist

    What kind of .22's?

    One's more expensive than you or I can put out!
  5. rebel727

    rebel727 G&G Enthusiast

  6. texnmidwest

    texnmidwest Sir Loin of Beef Forum Contributor

  7. Para Cassatt

    Para Cassatt G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

    Izhmash probably had a couple in the hands of some competitors.

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  8. Ballbearing

    Ballbearing G&G Evangelist

    I would love to have one of the ones in the more traditional sport type stock, the action is elegant and beautiful in it's simplicity.
  9. BigCaneSwift

    BigCaneSwift G&G Evangelist Forum Contributor

    Those women were good shooters and in very good shape try running up ten flights of stairs and hitting 5 two inch targets from 50 m away standing .
  10. lefty o

    lefty o G&G Enthusiast

    yup, good shooters, great ammo, and great rifles. i'd kinda like to know how much one of those rifles cost's all decked out.
  11. pcman312

    pcman312 G&G Regular

    I'm curious what brand ammo they use. I somehow doubt they use something like CCI Mini Mags.
  12. thrillbilly

    thrillbilly G&G Evangelist

    the article says about 1,000 for the lower level rifles, over 4,000 for the Anschutz.

    Learn the basics

    Ely, Fiochi, and federal subsonics apparently...altho Im sure there's more.
  13. chris l

    chris l G&G Enthusiast


  14. Twitch2120

    Twitch2120 G&G Evangelist

    Eley tenex, rws r50, lapua Midas x/polar biathlon. $20 per 50
  15. Para Cassatt

    Para Cassatt G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

    It's airing east coast right now!

    These rifle slinging babes are lookers!
    Last edited: Feb 12, 2014
  16. Para Cassatt

    Para Cassatt G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

    USA placed 18th.
  17. Ballbearing

    Ballbearing G&G Evangelist

    I told you guys about the Eley cartridges, those babies are as accurate, round for round as you can get. Not powerful like a stinger, but you can sure trust them to go where you send them. I think I still have 2 or 3 boxes of those.....time to go to the range again I'm thinkin'.
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