The part about the long range conversion is very interesting.
Also comes in a range of calibers, including 9x21
GarryB wrote:Actually they sell TOZ rifles here in New Zealand. I think the TOZ 78 is a bolt action .22 rifle and there is semi auto rifle too in .22 calibre that are both updates of older models.
That's how I understand it as well. 223, 308 and 20 gauge.BTW do I understand correctly that the VPO-301 is a rifle/shotgun combination that you can buy barrels for to allow one weapon to be used as a shotgun and as different calibre rifles?
Not that it is not in production yet. The final model will be most likely have more calibers/gauges available (if it goes into production).
GarryB wrote:Unfortunately Russian made weapons are still relatively rare here, so my collection of Russian and Soviet weapons is very limited.
I have about 7 or 8 Mosin Nagant rifles including 1891/30 rifles and 1944 and 1939 carbines.
Had an SKS but it was Chinese, and my AK is a Chinese Type 56S too.
I have an old TOZ 17 bolt action .22 with a suppressor fitted and a double barrel 12 gauge Russian shotgun.
My only other "fun" weapon is my SLR (L1A1 or FN FAL in semi auto only of course).
On my to buy list however would be almost all the Russian weapons available for sale... though I would need a larger gun cabinet.
Of course I have an old 303 Mk4* with a totally rubbish barrel that I am planning to have modified... I am considering getting a new barrel in 7.62 x 39mm calibre and redesigning it to allow it to use AK mags.
Made by Savage in the US it is fully wooded but as I said the barrel is rubbish.
Would prefer a Russian light bolt action carbine in 7.62 x 39mm that takes AK mags to be honest.
Sell Russian Rifles??? Sorry... I don't understand what you mean... :0
GarryB wrote:I realise it might sound strange wanting a 30 round capacity mag on a bolt action rifle but when I am out hunting I don't like carrying ammo in different pockets and in cardboard packets. With a 30 round mag I can load up 25-30 rounds and have all my ammo in the magazine. When I get to where I intend to shoot I can attach the mag to the rifle and when I spot game I can chamber a round ready to fire. If I don't see anything the chamber stays empty and all my ammo remains in the magazine.
The only other multicaliber one I can think of is the Baikal MP-142K (223, 30.06 and 9.3x64. It has been on Baikals catalogue for a couple of years, but I don't think it went into production.I remember reading about a another multi calibre weapon of Russian origin so I might wait for a bit and see what options become available...