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what's your take on a mannlicher rifle stocks..i personally think they're UGLY!

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  • what's your take on a mannlicher rifle stocks..i personally think they're UGLY!

    what's your take on a mannlicher rifle stocks..i personally think they're UGLY!

  • #2
    Reid: You're right they are ugly. I believe that they originally were derived from military rifle styling as the only reason I could ever figure for the extra wood was so you could hang onto the barrel and use the weapon as a club when ammo was exhausted. If the barrel is 22 inches or less I really like them and would buy one of the various Europeans, a Ruger, a Winchester M-70, or a Sako in a second. Do you remember the Mannlicher stocked 10/22s called the International? Also John Wooters allegedly has the most photographed Mannlichers in the world which was his primary whitetail rifle. It is a Sako Forrester in .308. Dandy little rifle.

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    • #3
      The first rifle I ever bought was a 10/22 with a mannlicher stock. It is stainless with a stainless scope and over and under scope mounts. I don't think I would like the sock in a larger barreled rifle. But I love it on my ruger!

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      • #4
        Reid, I think your wrong, just in my opinion. Mannlicher stocks are a work of beauty in their own right. Strange, but beautiful.

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        • #5
          Have you ever seen an original Mannlicher Schoenauer? It's a work of art.

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          • #6
            My first rifle was a 10/22 with the mannlicher stock. When I was younger I thought the same way as you Reid, but once I got a little older, I strted to appreciate the looks of that gun more. It's a pretty neat little gun that has a tendency to grab some attention when I go out and shoot it.

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            • #7
              Shane and Jim I agree with you guys. Built right, they are quite lovely.

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              • #8
                I consider the Mannlicher-style stock particularly attractive on a woods carbine, but readily acknowledge it does not appeal to everyone. I fully agree with Shane; the Mannlicher-Schoenauer carbine of the '50s with butterknife bolt handle and set triggers was a beautifully made classic.
                I've seen a number of attempts at a Mannlicher-style stock that fell short on looks and practicality due to inferior wood, second-rate stock profile or metalwork.
                Functional and attractive contemporary models are the Ruger #1 RSI "International" and the Model 77 RSI, but one of the most attractive and sensible (in my opinion) is the Remington Model 7 MS with laminate stock; it's a head-turner that handles well and points naturally (I think the the 7mm-08 or .308 makes a great deal of sense).
                I have a Winchester Model 70 Lightweight Carbine (20-inch barrel) in .250 Savage, and I'd be delighted to find a quality full-length stock for it!

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                • #9
                  I think they have good looking stocks mainly from the rareness and oddity of them. I had a Ruger 77 in 308 and sold it within a month. I really liked the rifle but everytime I took it out of the case I had someone wanting to buy it!

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                  • #10
                    Agreed with Beekeeper and + 1 for you sir!!!

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