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

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  1. Ballbearing

    Ballbearing G&G Evangelist

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    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!


     
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    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!
     
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    gandog56 G&G Evangelist

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    What kind of .22's?

    One's more expensive than you or I can put out!
     
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    Para Cassatt G&G Enthusiast Forum Contributor

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

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    Ballbearing G&G Evangelist

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

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    Eley tenex, rws r50, lapua Midas x/polar biathlon. $20 per 50
     
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    It's airing east coast right now!

    These rifle slinging babes are lookers!
     
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    USA placed 18th.
     
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    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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