Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Pembroke, Maine
This is my Franz Kettner stalking rifle. It's marked 6.5X52R and Hornady 25/35 brass & factory loads fit perfectly. I've tried a great variety of handloads with bullets of 75-115 grain and slightly over 1 moa is typical of 5 shot groups. All loads tried group close enough to the same point of aim at 100 yards as to be used interchangeably. It has double underlugs and double Kersten crossbolts which are so finely fitted up as to be invisible when closed. All screw heads are visible only by their slots, which are very fine. The double set triggers break at 3 pounds unset or 3 ounces set. I took this little Montana Whitetail at about 50 yards with the Hornady 100 grain Flextip loaded to about 2400 fps, it was very destructive.
For some unknown reason I couldn't get the deer pic to upload but You've seen dead deer before.
The story of David & Goliath only demonstrates the superiority of ballistic projectiles over hand weapons, poor old Goliath never had a chance.
Last edited by coyotejoe; 05-29-2018 at 12:39 PM.