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Has anyone gone Euro on a break action single shot? #14277463 11/13/19
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I have always admired the Merkles and other European single shots, but they are usually fairly spendy. I was thinking about a poor boy version using an American made action. Has anyone done this, if so photos please. Which actions would be a likely candidate?

Oops just saw the thread on the Brno, but the photos won't open.

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Re: Has anyone gone Euro on a break action single shot? [Re: Tejano] #14277522 11/13/19
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I want to, but the price keeps me from it.

Someday, I may get tired of futzing around with multiple rifles and sell a bunch to finance one of the nice ones, but not just yet. I think they are amazing rifles.

Honestly, my $400 Henry has exceeded my expectations and is pretty nice to boot, at least as nice as most standard blued and walnut bolt-action rifles costing a lot more.


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Re: Has anyone gone Euro on a break action single shot? [Re: Pappy348] #14277656 11/13/19
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Originally Posted by Pappy348


Someday, I may get tired of futzing around with multiple rifles and sell a bunch to finance one of the nice ones, but not just yet. I think they are amazing


I have thought the same thing pappy. I have several rifles that I am happy enough with but not content and satisfied with. After I give away to kids and grandkids what they want, I plan on selling the rest and adding some cash to it and get the ones I really want. After seeing John B's Merkel, I want a ms stocked Merkel and a ms stocked CZ Effect. I also want a custom flintlock muzzleloader. With those three and the 22 rifle and the 20 gauge shotgun I have, I think I could be satisfied.


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Re: Has anyone gone Euro on a break action single shot? [Re: Texczech] #14277922 11/13/19
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Originally Posted by Texczech
Originally Posted by Pappy348


Someday, I may get tired of futzing around with multiple rifles and sell a bunch to finance one of the nice ones, but not just yet. I think they are amazing


I have thought the same thing pappy. I have several rifles that I am happy enough with but not content and satisfied with. After I give away to kids and grandkids what they want, I plan on selling the rest and adding some cash to it and get the ones I really want. After seeing John B's Merkel, I want a ms stocked Merkel and a ms stocked CZ Effect. I also want a custom flintlock muzzleloader. With those three and the 22 rifle and the 20 gauge shotgun I have, I think I could be satisfied.

Ha! Good luck with that! wink

Here's one of the Brno single shots that just sold on Gunrunner auctions for $610 with the buyers premium. https://auctions.thegunrunner.com/l...gle-shot-rifle-236-barrel-czechoslovakia

It's pretty hard to beat the discontinued TCR83/97 rifles if you like a "Kipplauf". They're not perfect, but they're also a small fraction of the cost of a German single shot and they're elegant and well designed. I've had one or another if them in my accumulation pretty much continuously since they came out. Here's the current one.

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Re: Has anyone gone Euro on a break action single shot? [Re: Tejano] #14277945 11/13/19
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Although I've not shot a BRNO Effect, I did investigate them when they were first introduced and have not found much good results from those who have owned them.


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My Blaser K95 Stutzen. Break open, switch barrel, stupid accurate.

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Re: Has anyone gone Euro on a break action single shot? [Re: Tejano] #14279955 11/14/19
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I regret not getting a TCR when they were available. Nice Blaser, I always wanted one in 6.5 or 7 x 65R.


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Originally Posted by Tejano
I regret not getting a TCR when they were available. Nice Blaser, I always wanted one in 6.5 or 7 x 65R.


I used to feel that way, but the adventures recounted here, plus their orphan status have changed my mind. Now that Henry sells entire rifles for little more than the retail of barrels for Encores, I'm pretty content, at least until my ship comes in so I can afford a K3.

The TCs are still a good deal for those who want unusual chamberings, but a little clever handloading, plus maybe a re-chamber or rebore will do me just fine (though the new "G1" Contenders look very nice!)


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Re: Has anyone gone Euro on a break action single shot? [Re: Tejano] #14280676 11/14/19
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Bought a poor man's Merkel....a full stocked Brno Effect. The thing was always accurate, but has been plagued with intermittent misfires. Finally figured out that the firing pin is slightly short and a loaded round in the chamber that was a little undersized moved just far enough forward to leave a small dent on the primer but not fire. Rather than have a gunsmith fabricate a longer firing pin, I began neck sizing brass that had been fired in the rifle before. Now it is surefire!

The rifle is very accurate with sub MOA groups not unusual. I was thinking about getting rid of it but now, because the misfiring issue is taken care of, am very glad I didn't. It is light and handy, but to my eye a little too long. Being so slim and long almost gives it a 'toothpick' look.

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I will be owning a K 95 Blaser before too long.


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Originally Posted by Pappy348

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..plus their orphan status...



I have a TCR, and a safe full of other "orphans", rifles that they haven't made in 30 to 130 years. They don't seem to mind.

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Originally Posted by cas6969
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..plus their orphan status...



I have a TCR, and a safe full of other "orphans", rifles that they haven't made in 30 to 130 years. They don't seem to mind.


Agreed, but getting started down that road now might be problematic.


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Re: Has anyone gone Euro on a break action single shot? [Re: Reloder28] #14396733 12/22/19
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Originally Posted by Reloder28
I will be owning a K 95 Blaser before too long.


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Back in the early 90's, I could not afford the cash to buy this Blaser K95, so I traded 3 rifles ( that I did not hunt anyway) and a little cash for this "Presteige" model in 270 Win. I've never regretted the deal. RJ
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they look like an H&R Topper with nicer wood and bluing....


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Originally Posted by Hook
Bought a poor man's Merkel....a full stocked Brno Effect. The thing was always accurate, but has been plagued with intermittent misfires. Finally figured out that the firing pin is slightly short and a loaded round in the chamber that was a little undersized moved just far enough forward to leave a small dent on the primer but not fire. Rather than have a gunsmith fabricate a longer firing pin, I began neck sizing brass that had been fired in the rifle before. Now it is surefire!

The rifle is very accurate with sub MOA groups not unusual. I was thinking about getting rid of it but now, because the misfiring issue is taken care of, am very glad I didn't. It is light and handy, but to my eye a little too long. Being so slim and long almost gives it a 'toothpick' look.

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I like this gun a lot! Very nice. I remember handling a regular stock effect in 30-06. What a nice gun that was. I had to sleep on it. Never saw one prior to that. I went back a few days alter and it was sold. My hesitation was the caliber was a bit larger than I wanted for how this would have been used. Now these are no longer imported and I do have regrets. I know the Blazer cost more, but; I like this gun better. It is not about the price it is the gun. These were really nice.

Someone mention H&R with regards to Blazer and I get the comment. I have several H&R. A person has to handle the guns and eye ball the workmanship in person. The Henry is also an ok gun - but; again the real gun not quite what I expected from photos. I wont turn negative, these all four are guns I like in one context or another. I also get the Brno, poor man comment, but; dont be fooled. Brno (or now CZ) is a quality product and they are not giving those away. And CZ is accurate.

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Some people are butt hurt because they cannot afford a Blaser K95, so all they can do is insult the fine rifles. RJ

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Originally Posted by Sasha_and_Abby
they look like an H&R Topper with nicer wood and bluing....

If that is what you think or if that makes you feel better, have at it. I would guess you've not spent much time with a K95.


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Originally Posted by rj308
Some people are butt hurt because they cannot afford a Blaser K95, so all they can do is insult the fine rifles. RJ


I can't afford one, but it only makes me envious.

I do have a couple of 6-7lb bolt guns, and I'm really becoming a fan of that weight range. I guess a little reshuffling of resources is in order.


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Pappy, I could not afford to buy the one I have either. I got it in the early 90's when I traded in 3 rifles that I never hunted and a small amount of cash. That's exactly what I did, reshuffled my resources. RJ

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