Mannlicher-Schoenauer High Velocity

     Notes: Mannlicher-Schoenauer made its name in World War 1, the Franco-Prussian was, and even in the interwar period.  After World War 2 they concentrated on civilian design; even during the interwar period, many of their designs were for civilians.  The High Velocity is one of those rifles, produced from the early 1920 to World War 2. The rifle was named for the fast, heavy-caliber ammunition it fired. The High Velocity has a one-piece stock with machine checkering on the semi-pistol grip and fore-end; it is made from walnut.  External metalwork is blued.  Sights consist of a 3-leaf adjustable rear and a ramp front. It features a rotary detachable magazine and a butterknife bolt handle.  The fore-end of the stock tapers to about halfway to the end of the barrel, which is 23.5-inch inches.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

High Velocity

7x64mm Brenneke

3.4 kg

5

$1514

High Velocity

8mm Mannlicher-Schoenauer

4.5 kg

5

$1712

High Velocity

.30-06 Springfield

3.06 kg

5

$1012

High Velocity

9.3x62mm Mauser

3.95 kg

5

$2733

High Velocity

10x68mm Mauser

4.55 kg

5

$3747

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

High Velocity (7mm)

BA

4

1-2-3

8

4

Nil

83

High Velocity (8mm)

BA

4

1-2-3

8

4

Nil

98

High Velocity (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

3

Nil

72

High Velocity (9.3mm)

BA

5

2-4-Nil

8

6

Nil

87

High Velocity (10mm)

BA

7

1-3-5

9

6

Nil

105

 

Merkel RX-Helix

     Notes: Produced after the takeover of Merkel by Steyr, The RX-Helix represents the first “off-the-rack” rifle; it is not so much a handmade weapon as one that is made using mass production methods.  While you do not get as exact a rifle in all parts, it does allow for interchangeable parts, something Merkel has done little of over the years.  The barrel also has an interesting feature for a Merkel gun – it is both switch-barrel and uses a floating barrel once locked in.  (A special wrench comes with the rifle for this purpose.)  The action may be cycled without chambering a round, depending on how far the wrist switch is moved.  In addition, the bolt action of the RX-Helix is such that pulling the bolt back moves the bolt twice as far – for example, pulling back the bolt enough to cycle a .22 WMR round is enough to cycle a 7.62mm NATO round. The cocking lever is textured and is spoon-shaped.  The Safebolt system is used; the rifle can be fired only if a round is in place and the weapon is cocked, and the bolt down on a round.  Walnut root is used for the stock.  The action is fairly complicated; for example, a pair of squeeze flanges must be pulled to the rear, after which the magazine release may be pushed.  Despite the complexity of operation, field stripping is a simple three-step process with no tools requited.  Metal is blued.  The scope mount was designed especially for the RX-Helix, but can take most scope mounts.  Iron sights front and rear are provided. The action allows for any short action to be switched with another short action, and the same goes for magnum and standard-action rounds.  Barrel length is 20 inches for a short-action, 22 inches for a standard-action, and 24 inches for a Magnum action.  They are tipped by a target crown.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

RX-Helix Short-Action

.222 Remington

2.9 kg

3

$757

RX-Helix Short-Action

5.56mm NATO

2.93 kg

3

$775

RX-Helix Standard-Action

.243 Winchester

3.25 kg

3

$999

RX-Helix Standard-Action

6.5mm Swedish

3.48 kg

3

$1182

RX-Helix Standard-Action

.270 Winchester

3.8 kg

3

$1457

RX-Helix Standard-Action

7x64mm Brenneke

3.85 kg

3

$1501

RX-Helix Standard-Action

7.62mm NATO

3.77 kg

3

$1428

RX-Helix Standard-Action

.30-06 Springfield

4.07 kg

3

$1708

RX-Helix Standard-Action

8mm Mauser

4.06 kg

3

$1696

RX-Helix Standard-Action

9.3x62mm Mauser

4.42 kg

3

$2704

RX-Helix Magnum

7mm Remington Mauser

3.7 kg

3

$1516

RX-Helix Magnum

.300 Winchester Magnum

4.18 kg

3

$2309

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

RX-Helix Short-Action (.222)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

66

RX-Helix Short-Action (5.56mm)

BA

3

1-Nil

6

3

Nil

63

RX-Helix Standard-Action (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

3

Nil

69

RX-Helix Standard-Action (6.5mm)

BA

4

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

71

RX-Helix Standard-Action (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

63

RX-Helix Standard-Action (7x64mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

66

RX-Helix Standard-Action (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

83

RX-Helix Standard-Action (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

72

RX-Helix Standard-Action (8mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

83

RX-Helix Standard-Action (9.3x62mm)

BA

5

2-4-Nil

7

5

Nil

83

RX-Helix Magnum (7mm Magnum)

BA

4

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

90

RX-Helix Magnum (.300 Magnum)

BA

5

1-2-3

8

4

Nil

93

 

Repetier-Pirschubusche

     Notes: This was one of the first sporting rifles, or rifles of any kind, produced by Austria after World War 1.  They were basically produced in three production periods: 1921-34, 1934-40, and 1950-71, and can still be encountered in Europe.  The first models were chambered for .30-06 Springfield and exported exclusively to the US and Canada.  Later models were chambered for a variety of cartridges, with rounds such as 7mm Remington Magnum, .30-06 Springfield, 8mm RWS, and 9.3mm Swiss.  After World War 2 came a plethora of cartridges.  Most guns sold in North America had single triggers, but most sold in Europe had set triggers. 

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Repetier-Pirsbusche

.243 Winchester

2.87 kg

5 Internal

$1007

Repetier-Pirsbusche

.257 Roberts

3.43 kg

5 Internal

$1171

Repetier-Pirsbusche

6.5mm Mannlicher-Schoenauer

3.38 kg

5 Internal

$1155

Repetier-Pirsbusche

.270 Winchester

4.45 kg

5 Internal

$1466

Repetier-Pirsbusche

7mm Mauser

4.14 kg

5 Internal

$1376

Repetier-Pirsbusche

7mm Remington Magnum

4.58 kg

5 Internal

$1505

Repetier-Pirsbusche

7.62mm NATO

4.35 kg

5 Internal

$1437

Repetier-Pirsbusche

.30-06 Springfield

5.32 kg

5 Internal

$1718

Repetier-Pirsbusche

8mm RWS

5.39 kg

5 Internal

$1739

Repetier-Pirsbusche

8mm Mauser

5.27 kg

5 Internal

$1706

Repetier-Pirsbusche

9mm Mauser

8.36 kg

5 Internal

$2900

Repetier-Pirsbusche

9.3mm Swiss

6.86 kg

5 Internal

$2465

Repetier-Pirsbusche

9.5mm Mannlicher

7.77 kg

5 Internal

$2727

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Repetier-Pirsbusche (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

3

Nil

70

Repetier-Pirsbusche (.257)

BA

4

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

68

Repetier-Pirsbusche (6.5mm)

BA

4

2-Nil

7

4

Nil

73

Repetier-Pirsbusche (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

65

Repetier-Pirsbusche (7mm Mauser)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

75

Repetier-Pirsbusche (7mm Magnum)

BA

4

1-2-3

7

4

Nil

81

Repetier-Pirsbusche (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

84

Repetier-Pirsbusche (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

73

Repetier-Pirsbusche (8mm RWS)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

80

Repetier-Pirsbusche (8mm Mauser)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

84

Repetier-Pirsbusche (9mm Mauser)

BA

5

2-4-Nil

8

4

Nil

76

Repetier-Pirsbusche (9.3mm)

BA

5

2-4-Nil

8

5

Nil

84

Repetier-Pirsbusche (9.5mm)

BA

5

2-4-Nil

8

4

Nil

84

 

Sodia Model 1963

     Notes: These rifles were known for low-cost, being built on refurbished actions and surplus wood.  They used an oddly-humped comb and a Bavarian-style cheekpiece.  The rifle uses a plain leaf-type rear sight, but other than its sometimes strange chamberings, is unremarkable.  The Model 64 Super Express is the same, but chambered for even more exotic cartridges.

Weapon

Ammunition

Weight

Magazines

Price

Sodia 1963

.220 Swift

1.55 kg

5 Internal

$957

Sodia 1963

.243 Winchester

1.74 kg

5 Internal

$1022

Sodia 1963

6.5mm Mauser

2.25 kg

5 Internal

$1190

Sodia 1963

.270 Winchester

3.14 kg

5 Internal

$1483

Sodia 1963

7mm Mauser

2.86 kg

5 Internal

$1393

Sodia 1963

7mm Brenneke

3.27 kg

5 Internal

$1528

Sodia 1963

.30-06 Springfield

3.9 kg

5 Internal

$1737

Sodia 1963

7.62mm NATO

3.05 kg

5 Internal

$1455

Sodia 1963

8mm Mauser

3.86 kg

5 Internal

$1724

Sodia 1963

.338 Winchester Magnum

5.41 kg

5 Internal

$2516

Sodia 1963

9.3mm Mauser

6.13 kg

5 Internal

$2754

Sodia 1963

9.3mm Brenneke

6.37 kg

5 Internal

$2836

Sodia 1964 Super Express

5.6mm Vom Hofe

1.79 kg

5 Internal

$1037

Sodia 1964 Super Express

7x66mm Vom Hofe

3.38 kg

5 Internal

$1563

Sodia 1964 Super Express

6.5mm RWS

2.41 kg

5 Internal

$1242

Sodia 1964 Super Express

8mm RWS

3.97 kg

5 Internal

$1758

 

Weapon

ROF

Damage

Pen

Bulk

SS

Burst

Range

Sodia 1963 (.220)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

5

Nil

63

Sodia 1963 (.243)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

5

Nil

73

Sodia 1963 (6.5mm Mauser)

BA

4

2-Nil

7

5

Nil

76

Sodia 1963 (.270)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

67

Sodia 1963 (7mm Mauser)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

78

Sodia 1963 (7mm Brenneke)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

70

Sodia 1963 (.30-06)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

76

Sodia 1963 (7.62mm)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

87

Sodia 1963 (8mm Mauser)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

4

Nil

88

Sodia 1963 (.338)

BA

6

1-3-Nil

8

5

Nil

100

Sodia 1963 (9.3mm Mauser)

BA

5

2-4-Nil

8

5

Nil

88

Sodia 1963 (9.3mm Brenneke)

BA

5

2-4-Nil

8

5

Nil

88

Sodia 1964 Super Express (5.6mm Vom Hofe)

BA

3

2-Nil

7

5

Nil

58

Sodia 1964 Super Express (7mm Vom Hofe)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

7

5

Nil

68

Sodia 1964 Super Express (6.5mm RWS)

BA

4

2-Nil

7

5

Nil

72

Sodia 1964 Super Express (8mm RWS)

BA

4

2-3-Nil

8

4

Nil

83