AIII Mannlicher 270 Win

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  1. CaptGuy

    CaptGuy Member

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    Just wondering. I see a lot of talk about the AV action and Pre-Garcia. I bought my rifle, an AIII action in 270 Win, through the Rod and Gun Club at NAS Sigonella Sicily in the fall of 1979. What have I got. I'm not complaining about the rifle in the least as I've literally killed a few hundred whitetails with it over the years. It is my "go to" rifle for everything in the SE US. I've changed out the stock trigger for a Timney and with the right hand load or with Federal Premium (with the TSX bullet that Federal doesn't load any more) it shoots just under MOA.


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  2. gunner620

    gunner620 Well-Known Member

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    Capt, you nailed it your rifle is an AIII, Same as the L61R with the addition of a shroud at the rear of the bolt which was added to protect the face in the event of a primer rupture. The AIII had a slightly different stock design. The AIII was followed by the AV (A5) but The actions were basically the same. The AV had a longer tang on the receiver and yet another stock design. All great rifles!
    Jim
     

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