Cleaning up some old business. In addition to the Vetterli rifle, we also picked up another 6.5 Carcano chambered rifle: The 1891 Carcano.
What makes the 1891 of particular interest to us is the fact it is not a carbine, but in fact a rifle. Why do I care, you ask? Simple: A working reference collection is fired. And when dealing with battle rifle chambered weapons, those oh-so-handy carbines tend to kick a lot harder.
Yes, I understand the 6.5 Carcano is supposed to not kick like that. But as a policy, we go for the carbine when given the option. Even if it means we have to pay more for one. Which we did in this case.
The benefit: It tends to have less perceived recoil due to the weight. And if the caliber is already a pussy-cat to shoot, the rifle version of that same gun will shoot even softer. Meaning we can concentrate more on the shooting characteristics of the gun, and not the recoil impulse.
Finally…we have received word from Mark Novak that the Vetterli is probably a no-go to shoot. So it will be red-tagged and not placed in the shootable racks.
Now you know.
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