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Husky range report

ojrojr Posts: 1,344 Senior Member
Some of you will recall I bought a Husqvarna in 30 06 awhile back, the reason for the Husky was I already have one in 9.3x62 that shoots very well so was very keen on tracking down a 30 06 to pair up.

The  serial number put it at manufactured in 1957, my 9.3 is 1962 manufacture.

I tried it at the range couple of months ago maybe longer and performance wasn't ...stellar, tried a couple of failsafe handloads others had advised me of with not much improvement so put it in one of the safes and left it for awhile.

I got sick of looking at it every time I opened that safe so started the project
First was a replacement recoil pad, the  plastic thing screwed onto the end of the stock didn't really cut the mustard  , then bedded , recrowned,  did some work on the stock, mainly a wet tea towel, iron and a couple of weeks of boiled linseed oil and thought I was ready.

Bought some flash Harry Hornady Superformance 150gr at a lets not eat for a week price  [over here] and went to my range and...
well 100 meters gave me this

Disappointed, yip just a little.Hadn't tried that before though so I hadn't really anything before or after  to compare.
I dug into the back of the truck and came up with a box of standard Winchester 150gr Super x that I'd put in just incase and gave it a go not expecting much and resigned to selling as I wasn't going to spend any more. .... '
However. 5 shots later.

I wound the scope up for the first shot as i thought it;s probably  going to be alot  slower gave it to much but as you can see straight down nice little group then  over and up for a three inch high zero , shot for confirmation and yip
looks like a winner with that weight and powder combo, now to get a hand load going so well. 
Not bad for a 63 year old rifle.

Here is it's 58 year old companion.


The flight was uneventful, which is what one wants when one is transporting an Elephant.
 Reuters, Dec 2020.


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