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Edenchef
10-27-2013, 07:23 PM
Out at the range today,with my sons, we had a little test of a Canadian Ross Rifle.

http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u539/Edenchef/th_DSCN0458_zpsb483d60e.jpg (http://i1320.photobucket.com/albums/u539/Edenchef/DSCN0458_zpsb483d60e.mp4)

Hard to believe its a bolt action.

Cheers!

blacksmithden
10-27-2013, 07:54 PM
Yeesh....cold.....snow....ick. Still better than spending the day making room in the garage...which is what I did. Good to see you boys out having some fun.

Edenchef
10-27-2013, 07:58 PM
Yeesh....cold.....snow....ick. Still better than spending the day making room in the garage...which is what I did. Good to see you boys out having some fun.

Agreed, but yours is not a normal "garage". Are you making room for a new toy?

Cheers!

Haywire1
10-27-2013, 08:23 PM
A rifling machine perhaps...... rofl

Canuck
10-27-2013, 08:59 PM
Well that was fast. Very fast. How much practice did he have prior to the video? He looks very comfortable with the rifle. Looks like fun and no one seems to have cared about the white stuff!

JustBen
10-27-2013, 09:11 PM
Awesome!

Satain
10-27-2013, 09:45 PM
A close friend of mine just bagged 2 deer and a moose with his old Enfield. This rifle in the right hands never ceases to amaze me. Good job ;)

Billythreefeathers
12-03-2013, 07:04 PM
Nice,, How does your Ross shoot?

Edenchef
12-03-2013, 07:50 PM
Nice,, How does your Ross shoot?

Very well for an old guy. Certainly well enough for hunting.

Cheers!

Billythreefeathers
12-04-2013, 11:06 AM
My M-10 was customized in the 50s (not by me),, too bad really,, The barrel was changed to a 26" with front and rear sites, the up side, rifleing is crisp and shoots extremely well,, my re-stock project for the winter,,

buckbrush
12-05-2013, 11:13 PM
he can handle that well.

Edenchef
12-06-2013, 01:18 PM
Yes, he does, but it is a dream action, very smooth; as long as it stays very clean. Even a small bit of grit will lock it up, tight. It has been sporterized by a previous owner, but we intend to restore it to a full military stock. It has had a lot of rounds through it, but still groups well. Also it has worn a scope at one time, the mounting holes are still there. Question, what scope would it most likely have had in WW2?

Cheers!

Smellie
03-06-2014, 04:14 AM
Only military Rosses used by Canada in War 2 were left-over snipers from the Great War.

They had the Warner & Swayze Telescopic Musket Sight Model of 1913 in 5.2x, a periscopic sight, very short, with a long rubber eye-cup.

These were used for sniper training. I have seen no indication that any of them went overseas and were used as military sniping rifles; that was the role of the Number 4 in several versions.

I have heard a report (from the unit commander, now deceased) that a small number of Winchester Model 70 rifles in calibre .270 Winchester were used by Canadians and were very popular due to the extra 'reach' of the HV .270 round. This would have been a small purchase of rifles, possibly even from stocks existing in Canada at the outbreak of the war. These were used in North-West Europe and the number of rifles was somewhere around 20 or 30 total. I am still trying to ascertain the precise serial number block. I had one in my hands, many years ago, but did not note the number...... foolish me! I suppose a letter to the IWM is coming up on these, along with another to the Winchester Museum.

Satain
03-06-2014, 10:41 PM
Thanx Smellie for that info ;)

Claven2
03-08-2014, 09:25 AM
Loving the Ross. Have a couple myself :)

1916 MkIII
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d85/Claven2/ross/Image6_zpsd7067826.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Claven2/media/ross/Image6_zpsd7067826.jpg.html)
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d85/Claven2/ross/Image11_zps100ca38b.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Claven2/media/ross/Image11_zps100ca38b.jpg.html)

1913 .280 Ross factory sporter:
http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d85/Claven2/ross/DSCN0395.jpg (http://s33.photobucket.com/user/Claven2/media/ross/DSCN0395.jpg.html)

GlockGuy
09-17-2014, 11:00 AM
I too own a Ross Rifle. Mine is original and unchanged. a lot of fun to shoot. Also have a Lee enfield,