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Got a new rifle, the Heym SR30 straightpuller

NorwegianNorwegian New MemberPosts: 19 New Member
Got my new rifle today a Heym SR30 straightpuller, got a really good deal on it where I work (sport and hunting shop) since they are not continuing with Heym. Its chambered in 30-06, now I just need to wait until I get my permit and I can bring it home.

Anyone have any experience with Heym in general? Or with the rifle I just purchased?

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  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Neat looking rifle. Where are they manufactured? I have never heard of them.
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
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  • orchidmanorchidman Senior Member Posts: 8,109 Senior Member
    Hey Norwegian. Missed out on welcoming you to the nuthouse. You will enjoy this place.............apart from the lack of proper English language skills from most of the members ( with the exception of the guys from England)

    Interesting looking rifle, is this the reason for your post regarding scopes? Have you made your choice yet on what scope?

    I look forward to a range report..........




    Neat looking rifle. Where are they manufactured? I have never heard of them.

    http://www.heymusa.com/index.htm

    A wee bit out of my price range.............and probably yours............:devil:............But if I ever win lotto I might just get a catalogue.
    Still enjoying the trip of a lifetime and making the best of what I have.....
  • wizard78wizard78 Senior Member Posts: 1,004 Senior Member
    Very nice rifle and design from the look and reading about it. Thanks for the link Orchidman. I knew they made fantastic double rifles but I never looked into any of their other offerings until just now. Enjoy it and a range report please.
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  • NorwegianNorwegian New Member Posts: 19 New Member
    Neat looking rifle. Where are they manufactured? I have never heard of them.

    they are produced at Gleichamberg / Thuringia, Germany..
    Many of the Norwegian competitior rifle shooters often use a Sauer 201/202 with a Heym barrel.
    Since the Heym barrels hav better quality and performance than the original sauer barrels..

    Heym also use a bolt-action with no traditional "bolt lugs" on this rifle,
    Instead, the cylindrical bolt slides into the receiver, and ball bearings engage divots to hold the bolt closed.

    Weird system but it works like a charm,

    It is actually tested at the German Proof House in Suhl to 8,000 BAR, which is a little over 112,000 PSI.
    Unofficially, the SR30 has been tested by third-parties up to 10,700 BAR. In round numbers,
    that's a little in excess of 155,000 PSI

    Another cool feature in the bolt action is the three steps: 1: open, 2:then you can close the bolt, a round will be in the chamber ,but the gun is not "cocked", 3: if you now use a little bit force the bolt closes completely, and its now cocked and ready.

    so basically its like a seccond safety, which can be turned of completely silent, when silence is key.

    all in all, awesome weapon...
  • NorwegianNorwegian New Member Posts: 19 New Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    Hey Norwegian. Missed out on welcoming you to the nuthouse. You will enjoy this place.............apart from the lack of proper English language skills from most of the members ( with the exception of the guys from England)

    Interesting looking rifle, is this the reason for your post regarding scopes? Have you made your choice yet on what scope?

    I look forward to a range report..........







    http://www.heymusa.com/index.htm

    A wee bit out of my price range.............and probably yours............:devil:............But if I ever win lotto I might just get a catalogue.

    Haha, my english skills are not the best either, atleast when it comes to technical stuff around firearms and whatnot, but i try ;)
    it would be out of my price-range at about 5000 USD, but since my company wanted to get Heym out of the system,
    i got it for a mindblowing 1100 usd :D

    And Wizard 78, i would probably think i sucked also from a different point of view :P
    And a range report will follow as soon as i find some optics for it :)
  • NorwegianNorwegian New Member Posts: 19 New Member
    orchidman wrote: »
    Interesting looking rifle, is this the reason for your post regarding scopes? Have you made your choice yet on what scope?

    Yes this is why i need a new scope, i am thinking about Bushnells bone collector series,
    but i might get a Nikon Monarch E 2,5-10x56 with M IL reticle #4 for about 500 usd at work, so might do that.
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    I went and looked at that website.

    Does anyone know what a healthy kidney brings on the black market?
    I am afraid we forget sometime that the basic and simple things brings us the most pleasure.
    Dad 5-31-13
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    The bolt seems amazingly simple. Probably only has a tapered shaft that engages the ball bearings to lock it up. Brilliantly simple!!! It's making me rethink boltheads in general. I might have to create a semi auto with either an inertia or gas operated bolt Based on this. No cams or anything. Beautiful rifle. Enjoy it. If you find yourself in the states mid June look me up. We have Gatling and beltfeds along with anything else you can think of for my birthday Blastfest.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • NorwegianNorwegian New Member Posts: 19 New Member
    Yes it is geniously simple!
    if i come to the states this summer il look u up, always wanted to try a Gatling gun :D
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    Welcome and congrats on a fine rifle. I found their website, old company been around 140 years. I've heard of them before while stationed in Germany and saw them in in catalogs like Franconia and Kettners (sp?) before. Fine quality, well made and expensive.

    http://www.heymusa.com/index.htm
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  • ZeeZee Senior Member Posts: 23,967 Senior Member
    That is a cool looking rifle. I like it! Welcome to the house.
    "To Hell with efficiency, it's performance we want!" - Elmer Keith
  • Diver43Diver43 Senior Member Posts: 10,903 Senior Member
    Welcome Norwegian

    That sure is one fine looking rifle. The way the bolt operates sure looks interesting, have never seen anything like that before.
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  • NorwegianNorwegian New Member Posts: 19 New Member
    Thanks for wishing me welcome :) and Diver, I had never seen anything like it before this rifle either, but I think its a phenomenal system, cant wait to see how this holds up over the next years, but I think it will work just fine :)
  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 8,249 Senior Member
    Norwegian wrote: »
    it would be out of my price-range at about 5000 USD, but since my company wanted to get Heym out of the system,
    i got it for a mindblowing 1100 usd :D

    It's nice to have connections like that. I got a similar deal on a trade show demo CZ safari rifle when I worked at the local gun shop due to a good working relationship with the factory rep.

    I've never seen that exact approach to bolt lugs before. The Colt-Sauer had "pop out" lugs, but you still had to rotate the bolt, and the Blazer uses their expanding collet, but ball bearings. . .that's a new one.

    Regarding your earlier post on optics: A Leupold VX3 will absolutely get it done, but something like that deserves a Zeiss or Swarovski. You're already guilty of stealing the rifle - so why stop there?:wink:
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    Looks like a groove would work to engage the bearings. That would simplify things exponentially. One simple lathe operation instead of the painstaking layout and multiple operations required for normal lugs. Now I am really inspired to build something.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,450 Senior Member
    Skol! That is a great looking rifle. Great deal. Welcome to the nut house. By the way I have family in Norway.
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,621 Senior Member
    Welcome! We rarely see any Norwegians in Minnesota:wink:. Never seen that gun before, hope it is a shooter. What are you hunting in your woods? If you are working in a gun shop/ sporting goods store, you need to put some better glass on that rifle than a Bushnell Bone Collector IMHO.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • NNNN Senior Member Posts: 24,708 Senior Member
    Nice looking rifle and it has manual sights, too. :cool2:
    Shut up-----KAREN; OK Cynthia
  • NorwegianNorwegian New Member Posts: 19 New Member
    Bigslug: yes contacts are nice to have, and I might use them to get some decent optics as well, I might end up buying a Nikon monarch e 2,5-10x56 that I can have for like 450 usd.. We'll see... Its still lying patiently in the armory at work ti'll I get my permit.. but I got a letter from the police telling me I got it granted, so now that I have paid I guess it'll drop in the mail soon.. And then I can legally bring it home :)

    Elk Creek haha its written skål (skaal) but nice try ;) thank you, where is your family from? I live in the northwest part of Norway :)

    CHIRO1989 lol, and here I thought Minnesota had 50% of the Norwegians living there in the early 1900's ;) in my area most people hunt deer, grouse,fox,goose and roe deer,rabbit/hare and some hunt other species like duck and western capercaillie,seals(the oink oink type), raccoondogs, otter,mink, and bever.

    In Norway you need to have a special permit for wolf, bear and lynx if it isn't a life or death situation... Yeah im looking at some diferent optics options :)
  • Big Al1Big Al1 Senior Member Posts: 7,823 Senior Member
    The Heym is not something you will find at the local Walmart!!:tooth: I've seem the double rifles but never knew the made bolt guns. Looks like an awesome rifle and looking forward to a range report. I have a K-31, and if that as much fun to shoot, I'm sure you will love it!!
    Welcome to the forum!
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,450 Senior Member
    My family lives in Sapmi. Karasjok for the most part.
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • CHIRO1989CHIRO1989 Senior Member Posts: 12,621 Senior Member
    Norwegian wrote: »
    CHIRO1989 lol, and here I thought Minnesota had 50% of the Norwegians living there in the early 1900's ;) in my area most people hunt deer, grouse,fox,goose and roe deer,rabbit/hare and some hunt other species like duck and western capercaillie,seals(the oink oink type), raccoondogs, otter,mink, and bever.

    In Norway you need to have a special permit for wolf, bear and lynx if it isn't a life or death situation... Yeah im looking at some diferent optics options :)

    Pretty much the same in MN but no seals, we had a season for moose and wolves, maybe again, and we do have a few elk and we have pheasant also.
    I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn away from their ways and live. Eze 33:11
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    CHIRO1989 wrote: »
    Pretty much the same in MN but no seals, we had a season for moose and wolves, maybe again, and we do have a few elk and we have pheasant also.

    We use bats for the seals anyway.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
  • Big ChiefBig Chief Senior Member Posts: 32,995 Senior Member
    HvyMax wrote: »
    We use bats for the seals anyway.

    Oh boy.............. :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
    It's only true if it's on this forum where opinions are facts and facts are opinions
    Words of wisdom from Big Chief: Flush twice, it's a long way to the Mess Hall
    I'd rather have my sister work in a whorehouse than own another Taurus!
  • Elk creekElk creek Senior Member Posts: 6,450 Senior Member
    HvyMax wrote: »
    We use bats for the seals anyway.
    What's with this "We" crap. If you do it, own it. Use words like "I" and "me" "my" "mine" ect.
    Like this "when I kill seals, my preferred method is to beat them to death with my seal killing bat". It makes it a tad more believable. In your case maybe not.
    Aim higher, or get a bigger gun.
  • Farm Boy DeuceFarm Boy Deuce Senior Member Posts: 6,083 Senior Member
    Elk creek wrote: »
    What's with this "We" crap. If you do it, own it. Use words like "I" and "me" "my" "mine" ect.
    Like this "when I kill seals, my preferred method is to beat them to death with my seal killing bat". It makes it a tad more believable. In your case maybe not.


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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    Norwegian wrote: »
    Haha, my english skills are not the best either, atleast when it comes to technical stuff around firearms and whatnot, but i try ;)
    it would be out of my price-range at about 5000 USD, but since my company wanted to get Heym out of the system,
    i got it for a mindblowing 1100 usd :D

    And Wizard 78, i would probably think i sucked also from a different point of view :P
    And a range report will follow as soon as i find some optics for it :)

    Yes Norwegian, I've heard of Heym. They are some of the best ever straight pull rifles. If I'm not wrong, I believe the reason Americans haven't been familiar with Heym is because they are in East Germany. And it was behind the "Iron Curtain" since WWII until the fence came down in the early 90s. Maybe i'm mistakened here but I know there are a lot of Germain products new to the West for this reason.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,394 Senior Member
    Norwegian wrote: »
    Yes this is why i need a new scope, i am thinking about Bushnells bone collector series,
    but i might get a Nikon Monarch E 2,5-10x56 with M IL reticle #4 for about 500 usd at work, so might do that.

    Nikon makes some of my Favorite scopes and for less money. However i will say that I do love anything with the name Zeiss printed on it, whether it be the Conquest or the regular old Zeiss line. They are all visibly clearer. Actually, any of the German Optics RULE!

    As for your cartridge choice, congrats! There's only one other American Chambering that in my opinion is in the ball park with the 30-06, but I won't bring it up for fear of being sent to my room by the thought police here,
    :roll2:........:roll2:........:roll2:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • HvyMaxHvyMax Senior Member Posts: 1,786 Senior Member
    Elk creek wrote: »
    What's with this "We" crap. If you do it, own it. Use words like "I" and "me" "my" "mine" ect.
    Like this "when I kill seals, my preferred method is to beat them to death with my seal killing bat". It makes it a tad more believable. In your case maybe not.

    For God's sake lighten up Francis. Only way I've heard of people killing seals was with clubs. Was kinda controversial. It's a joke son get it? You're just sounding desperate at this point.
    Wal Mart where the discriminating white trash shop.
    Paddle faster!!! I hear banjos.
    Reason for editing: correcting my auto correct
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