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New Schultz and Larsen Rifles

28 Jul 2018
@ 08:35 am (GMT)

Luke Lahdenranta

I just stumbled across these on the Internet and I'm wondering if anyone has one or knows anything about these new production Schultz and Larsen bolt action rifles. I have heard about the older target rifles they made and I understand they had a good reputation for accuracy. It seems they (still?) make a bolt action hunting rifle with a removable barrel system. They look quite nice, blued steel and walnut, like a bolt rifles looked like some years ago. What seems to set them apart is their very good fit and finish and attention to detail with hand cut rifled and tin lapped barrels and pillar/resin bedded stock right from the factory. They also have a few interesting cartridge offerings like 358 Norma Magnum, 338-06 plus the usual European standards like 6.5 Swede and 7x57 and 8x57 Mauser plus the usual American cartridges, including the 270 and 300 WSM. The prices, as best as I can tell, are about in line with a Sako 85 ( starting about £1250) but from what info I can glean off the net, these Danish rifles look to well made and designed rifles. You don't really see features like hand cut rifling, hand lapped barrels, pillar bedding or hand rubbed Linseed oil stocks on many factory rifles anymore, especially at this price point of £1250 or about $1650 USD

Here is a link to what I believe is the UK distributer English website:

http://greatdanerifles.com/models.html

Anyone know anything about these rifles?

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30 Jul 2018
@ 04:55 pm (GMT)

Thomas Kitchen

Re: New Schultz and Larsen Rifles
hi Luke
as soon as you see this "the three lug low lift bolt locks solidly into the barrel"
it sends alarm bells ringing.
you got to stop and think if the locks lugs aren't locking squarely then i will have to lap them and then that means every barrel will have to be lapped in, you can't really true the action either.
you can also see that it's a switch barrel action using a c clamp style system.
there no room to bed the whole clamp as the magazine is hard up against it and the tiny recoil lug they have will keep you up at night if you even think about trying to bed it.

if you have a look at sauer rifles you'll see the 100 has a washer style locking lug rebate (same as lithgow) and threaded barrel, this model was aimed at the american market at a guess.
the 101 is more of europe design with friction fit or pinned barrel with locking lugs locking into the barrel.
the 100 would be a better buy, also comes in 6.5prc which is interesting.

the bergara that are available in europe is probably one of the best buys being a remington foot print, i think sabatti is as well but wasn't impressed with the machining of them.
some days its hard not to miss the parker hale/bsa days when you see whats around now
27 Dec 2018
@ 09:09 am (GMT)

graham S

Re: New Schultz and Larsen Rifles
I have M65 DL's in 30-06, 7*61 and 308Norma mag. All very fine and very accurate rifles. I also have the new Classic DL's with interchangeable barrels, in 308 Win, 30-06 and 6.5*55.
I have consistently won hunter class shoots with rifles out to 600 yards. Accuracy is down to .15 moa at 200m in some cases but sub moa is commonly around 1/2 -3/4 moa at all ranges. They are beautifully finished and I have no hesitation in recommending them to any person.
27 Dec 2018
@ 09:45 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: New Schultz and Larsen Rifles
I am of two minds. There are many good rifles like Grahams, and then there are the duds. One of which pissed me right off because the rifle was dumped on my bench with its design flaws (see Thomas's post) which can become problematic. I helped the guy through it, then he did an article in a gun rag about how great the rifle was. Total bullshit and it really put me off the design and also gun rags. Then another came in, the front action screw was too short, poor guy cross threaded and stuffed the action after the first disassembly / reassembly. That one never shot all that well although it was perfectly acceptable for general hunting to 300 yards.

I just don't like switch barrels unless they are based on something like the Savage premise. I guess its perspective, the difference between the end user versus the guy who has to work on it if things go wrong.

Not long ago I made a vid showing a simple U.S turn bolt shooting into one hole. I don't know how much more folk want from their rifles. Brendon sent me a photo of his latest groups (Rem trouble shooting video rifle) a few days ago and again, one hole.
27 Dec 2018
@ 10:07 am (GMT)

Nathan Foster

Re: New Schultz and Larsen Rifles
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