Sporting Rifle

A star from Steyr

Sportsman Gun Centre were good enough to send me a Steyr Mannlicher CLII SX in .243 Win. The rifle arrived fully assembled and cocooned in a foam-lined hard case with a Nightforce SHV on top, in a set of Warne rings. All I had to add was a moderator and some ammunition. Unscrewing the thread cap, I spun on on my old faithful S5. The stainless build has seen the moderator last through many years, and the ability to change the thread bushing easily has allowed me to cater for the numerous threads I have encountered on review rifles.

ZEROING

June was decidedly wet, which has made hunting and zeroing forays more difficult. On an initial zeroing at 100 yards on an uncut silage field, with target board pegged high and shooting from the bonnet, the CLII SX was printing where I wanted it within 15 shots (which included the nut behind the

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