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Shown with 5-round magazine and 3-round spare holder.






The safety lever is extremely easy to actuate.
My first impression was ... weird.
But, after a few trys, makes perfect sense.






The butt plate is extended with 2-spacers - slightly short.
I will be trying 3-spacers to see if the rifle fits better.


The magazine holder will secure the 5-round clips firmly by the small tab at the top.
The clips with the 3 spare round holder
are not held by the tab - by friction only.
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The complete rifle kit


Altius Sling and aftermarket arm cuff


Tool Box with assorted apertures ....................................... 5-round clip with 3-round spare holder & standard 5-round clip


3-round spare holder
Magazines and spare holder are made of plastic.
Each magazine has a metal floorplate.
The floorplate is made of very thin steel.




The stock where the action comes in contact is glass bedded.
As would be expected, the barrel is free floated.
Notice the lightening cuts in the barrel channel of the fore end.



The trigger guard is plastic and held in-place with one screw


Fore end rail with Altius aluminum handstop
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Left side of action and 5-round clip with 3-round spare holder.
Link connecting the trigger with the magazine holder
is the dry fire mechanism.
Allows dry firing without harming firing pin.


Note the grooves on the underside of receiver.
Beds to mating grooves in the stock.






Front sight globe is not Izhmash........................................... ...... Will accept ANSCHÜTZ apertures.


Bolt action pivot pin is underneath the rear sight assembly.
The rear sight must be removed to take-out the bolt pin.


The cheek piece is all the way down.


Cheek piece adjustment screws are easily accessible.
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The stock is glass bedded where the receiver contacts the stock.
The action bolts are captive and pillar bedded.
Note the gouging of the stock for action clearance.
Very rough, but does not effect function.
Typical Russian workmanship.
If it doesn't do anything ... don't waste any time or effort on it.


The pistol grip is heavily stippled.


The fore arm is not stippled.



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At -20 C (-68 F) 9.0mm (approximately .354 inches)
All Larsen rifles are cold-tested for accuracy in sub-zero temperatures.

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BIATHLON-7-5 Sporting Air Rifle

Peumatic Replica of Biathlon 7-4

Biathlon-7-5

The image at the Izhmash website of the BI 7-5 (http://www.izhmash.ru/pix/bi7-4.jpg) appears to be a BI 7-4.

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The sporting rifle is intended for training young sportsmen and working through technique.
The rifle also can be used for inside and outside training.

Unlike the basic rifle "Biathlon-7-5" version 05 is lighter and has a butt with vast range of adjustments:

-height of fore end;
-height of safety staple;
-height of comb butt;
-stock length.

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Entry Level Biathlon Rifle: Marlin 2000L

Marlin 2000L Summer Biathlon Target Rifle

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The gun comes with the sling, a bipod, a rail that accepts a magazine,
the magazine, inserts for the front sight.
The gun is grey laminate and has an adjustable stock.
I have the test target with the gun, it is a shooter!
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Gun Tests ... Junior 22s: We Pick Marlin’s Model 2000 Target

Junior 22s: We Pick Marlin’s Model 2000 Target
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In key areas, the Anschütz Achiever ST smallbore rifle has an edge over Marlin’s product, but the West German product has what we think is a fatal flaw.



Smaller junior shooters had some trouble
with the Marlin 2000’s 8-pound heft, which
was magnified by the weight of a 6.5-20X
Leupold scope.

Those of us who grew up shooting smallbore rifle competition in state 4H programs, in local leagues, or at well-organized gun clubs with junior programs usually didn’t have the best equipment when we started.
In hindsight, the smallbore rifles themselves were usually the biggest problems—Winchester 52s were muzzle heavy, and Remington 40Xs weighed enough to anchor a battleship. Also, these guns had triggers that were not only heavy, but they were also sluggish and inexact.

Today, however, young shooters have a much broader selection of rifles from which to choose. Two of the more popular .22 Long Rifle models hail from Germany and the United States, respectively: Anschutz’s Achiever Super Target and the Marlin Model 2000 Bolt Action Target Rifle.
The Achiever is marketed directly into the young-shooters market. The 8-pound, 41-inch-long Model 2000 is described in the Marlin catalog as “a reasonably priced, entry-level target rifle with the features and quality of a true competition rifle.” However, the 2000 isn’t sold solely as a youth gun; an optional summer biathlon kit is also offered.

The Super Target (ST) sells for $485 in red-blooded American retail dollars, and the Model 2000 goes for $602.30, which includes a Lyman adjustable peep rear sight and a hooded globe front sight with inserts. Sights for the ST must be purchased separately. The Anschutz Sight Set 1, which is comparable to the Lyman sight Marlin supplies with the 2000, costs $74.75 at retail. Anschutz’s Sight Set 2, which is the micrometer rear sight that ships with the company’s high-end competition rifles, sells for $279.85. As an option, Marlin offers an Anschutz rear sight with adapter blocks for the 2000. That sight (part number 804341) costs $164.85 and requires the purchase of adapter bases (part 804239), which cost $32.90.

We had the fine and uplifting experience recently to purchase and shoot these rifles side by side. We bought the ST and the expensive Sight Set 2 for a list price of $764.85. We bought the standard Model 2000 for $602.30. We fired the two bolt actions extensively at the range, chronographing and accuracy testing them with benchrest scopes (see How We Tested sidebar). We also put them in the hands of several junior shooters to see how the guns’ lengths and weights were borne by small-framed individuals. We detail the performance of each gun on a function-by-function basis below.

VARYING TRIGGER PERFORMANCE
When we took the guns out of their boxes for initial function testing, we were underwhelmed with both guns’ triggers.

The Anschutz owners manual said the ST was supplied with a two-stage trigger, part number 5066/2. According to the manual, the trigger “has a preliminary stage of free travel or slack before engagement of the firing mechanism. The trigger has been set by the factory to its best performance adjustment. Note the red warning label on the trigger mechanism which must never be removed. Every trigger part is factory adjusted to provide optimum performance. Do not change this adjustment or tamper with the trigger.”

In our view, the trigger was adjusted to supply a decidedly non-optimal performance, and it would have to be tampered with to allow a young shooter to perform well with it. The first stage pulls up smoothly enough, coming to a hard stop at the beginning of the second stage. The second stage in our ST broke at 50 ounces (3 pounds 2 ounces, rather than the specified 2 pounds 6 ounces). This pull weight is neither objectionable nor too heavy, since it comes very near conventional competition trigger-weight standards.

The sear engagement, however, was too advanced, meaning the second stage of the trigger didn’t break cleanly. The shooter would pull up the first stage and come to the point where the gun was ready to fire. But in the crucial second stage, the trigger should be adjusted to release the shot the instant the sights settle in the 10-ring. Initially, that wasn’t possible with the Anschutz trigger. Even on the bench, we found it difficult to break shots evenly because it was difficult to learn where the trigger would break.

We realize this criticism will not be viewed with favor among product-liability lawyers and design engineers who worship at the Temple of Litigation. They produce products that are optimized to avoid lawsuits, not shoot well. Still, Olympic gold medalist and Performance Shooter Contributing Editor Lanny Bassham maintains that giving a good trigger to a safe young shooter is the best thing a coach or parent can do to improve performance. In our opinion, the Anschutz trigger as it comes out of the box simply isn’t satisfactory.

However, because we are meddling and irresponsible firearms consumers, we unscrewed the barreled action from the stock and looked at the trigger. A small set screw behind the top of the trigger controls the amount of first-stage take up. Since that was satisfactory, we didn’t adjust it (or the weight either). A nut (painted red) in front of the trigger controls sear engagement, and we rotated that knob clockwise until the sear broke as cleanly as a leaf falling from a tree.

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Of course, it is also possible to advance the sear to the point that the gun goes off when the action closes. That’s bad. So if you know what you’re doing, you can make the 5066/2 trigger perform well in about a minute. If you don’t know what a good trigger feels like, have a competition-rifle gunsmith show you and safely perform the sear-engagement adjustment.

Initially, the Marlin’s trigger wasn’t too hot either. And it stayed that way. The first stage was gravelly, and the trigger didn’t break cleanly in the 45-ounce-pull second stage. In the sloppy second stage, the shooter could move the trigger without the shot going off. Moreover, these problems weren’t easily correctable.

An examination of the trigger showed that a sliding sear prop pinned into the trigger shoe engaged the sear itself upon cocking. The sear advanced, firing the action, when the backward movement of the trigger disengaged the sear prop from the sear notch. A look at the owners manual showed the sear (part 35), the sear prop (part 37), and the trigger (part 55) to be restricted parts only available to gunsmiths. Thus, we were unable to adjust and improve the 2000’s let-off point. A gunsmith might be able to polish the engagement point between the sear and sear prop, but many won’t because of liability problems. Thus, the trigger you get with the Marlin is the trigger you’re stuck with.

ACCURACY FAVORS ANSCHÜTZ
As the accompanying table shows, we got far better overall accuracy out of the little ST than we did the 2000. We shot the guns on the same day, firing three record five-shot strings per brand of ammo.

The best the Marlin could do at 50 yards was 0.6-inch groups, which we shot with Eley Tenex. Three other ammo lots, CCI Green Tag Competition, Dynamit Nobel’s RWS R50, and Lapua Dominator, averaged 0.7-inch groups. The 2000 didn’t like Federal’s Gold Medal Match rimfire ammo, shooting 0.9-inch groups.

The ST’s group sizes either matched or beat the 2000’s in every ammo brand—a clear indication the ST is the superior product in terms of accuracy. The ST shot Eley Tenex on par with the 2000, notching 0.6-inch groups. CCI Green Tag and RWS R50 ammo recorded 0.5-inch groups, and Lapua’s Dominator fodder cranked out exceptional 0.4-inch cloverleafs. Furthermore, the ST liked the Federal Gold Medal’s 40-grain leadheads. That ammo averaged 0.3-inch groups. The best Federal group was 0.2 inch.

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BOLTS, ACTIONS, BARRELS
Both guns showed some metalwork problems, none of which were serious.

The Anschutz’s stainless-steel bolt was hard to work initially, but it broke in somewhat as the test progressed. However, the ST’s bolt never became easy to work, even for adults. When rounds were shoved into the chamber and then driven home with the bolt, the handle was very hard to close. We attribute this pecularity to tight headspacing in the chamber, which also probably accounted for a great deal of the gun’s accuracy edge.

The 2000’s bolt was very easy to work, in large part because of the 3-inch-long bolt handle. It gave the shooter a lot of mechanical advantage.

Both barrels were free of bluing blemishes and other defects. The 2000 had a recessed match-style crown the ST lacked. The 22-inch-long, 3/4-inch-diameter ST barrel showed tool marks in its front-sight groove. It also had the first editorial statement we’ve ever read on a barrel. Midway up the tube, the following message was stamped in the steel: “Unsafe for use by minors except under the supervision of a responsible and qualified adult.” Both barrels were free-floated away from the front part of the stock forearms, but neither were glass bedded.

The ST was much easier to load than the 2000 because it had a stainless-steel ramp under the chamber. It was easy to flop a round onto the ST’s ramp and push it home with the finger, then work the bolt to close the action. In contrast, the 2000 lacked such a ramp because the gun can be converted to clip-fed operation for silhouette or biathlon use. Still, the plastic insert that feeds up through the action is a poor substitute for a ramp. Rounds that missed the breech could fall into the cramped area ahead of the bolt. They required the shooter to break position and dig out the round.

Both safeties worked by blocking the progress of the trigger. To activate the Anschutz safety, the shooter pulls an external button rearward, which slips a U-shaped piece of metal around the back of the ST’s trigger. Similarly, the 2000’s safety places a piece of metal in front of a stop on the trigger to block its movement. Both guns have chamber-loaded indicators. Extraction was positive in both guns, and spent cases were thrown varying distances to the right of the shooter depending on how hard the bolt was worked.

Bolts on both guns could be removed by opening the action, holding the trigger rearward, and sliding the bolt out of the receiver. However, because the 2000’s bolt body wasn’t fixed, it was more difficult to put its bolt back into the gun. The bolt face could rotate out of alignment with the chamber. The rigid bolt of the Anschutz simply slid home with no muss or fuss.

STOCKWORK AND ERGONOMICS
One of the few edges the Model 2000 has over the Anschutz is in its stock, but it is a significant advantage.

The ISU standard-rifle styled Marlin stock is a fiberglass/Kevlar (Carbelite) combination with a high comb and stippled forearm and pistol grip. The stock is finished with two coats of blue oven-cured, two-part epoxy. Marlin says this stock will be replaced with a laminated wood version in 1996. The distinctive color of the gun is attractive, and the tacky gripping surfaces its finish provides are helpful in controlling the piece. The 2000’s serrated-rubber buttplate is adjustable for height, length of pull, and cant. It has a forearm rail that runs the length of the gun.

In comparison, the ST falls short in stockwork. The hardwood stock is cosmetically unremarkable, but in case anyone doesn’t know your kid is shooting an Anschutz, a sticker on the right side of the stock spells out the company name in inch-tall letters. Stippled areas on the forearm and pistol grip afford good grip surfaces, but the forearm stippling doesn’t come all the way back to the trigger guard, and neither does the accessory rail. This is a peculiar arrangement because young shooters, who generally have shorter arms than adults, will almost always work the middle and breech end of the forearm more than they will the muzzle end. Six vents in the forearm (the 2000 has four vents) expose more of the barrel to air circulation, but we’re not sure why that’s necessary or helpful. The ST’s buttplate is adjustable for height only, though spacers are available to increase the length of pull.

SHOOTING THE RIFLES
Despite their faults, we had a good time shooting these products.

The 6.5-pound, 38.7-inch-long ST is noticeably lighter than the 8-pound 2000. For many junior shooters up to 80 to 100 pounds, we think the ST is easier to shoot simply because of its weight. Also, the ST is well balanced. The break-over point occurs just in front of the receiver. Once the ST’s trigger was adjusted, we used it capably on metallic silhouettes and on paper targets, noting that in prone it was very comfortable to shoot because we didn’t need to make buttplate cant changes. In standing and kneeling, however, the buttplate’s limited adjustability was a major discomfort. Many shooters couldn’t construct good positions without twisting the gun into place, which was hindered by the buttplate. The comb needed more height to bring some shooters’ eyes into line, which we accomplished by building up a cheekpiece pad with athletic training tape. We found that the forearm stippling held the textured surface of a Gehman shooting glove very well. Smaller shooters were bothered by the lack of inward adjustment on the hand rail. They wound up placing their left hand on the smooth surface of the stock directly below the receiver rather than on the stippled wood surface. The Anschutz gun didn’t come with a handstop; we pirated one from another Anschutz gun in house, but you should be aware you’ll have to buy a stop. The Anschutz Sight Set 2 was superb. It is an international-class product that is repeatable and adjustable for cant.

At 50 feet, we didn’t notice any accuracy difference between the two guns, so the Model 2000 ranked on par with the ST at the most common shooting distance. It was also more comfortable to shoot for advanced junior shooters who could handle its weight. The Lyman rear sight was a disappointment. Mounted to the left rear side of the receiver, its location on the gun can’t be varied easily for each position (eye relief), as can a sight which moves in the receiver groove. We would strongly recommend buying the optional Anschutz sight and adapter bases for the 2000. The 2000 came with a handstop, which would serve most shooters well.



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Continured: Gun Tests ... Junior 22s: We Pick Marlin’s Model 2000 Target

Junior 22s: We Pick Marlin’s Model 2000 Target

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How We Tested
AFTER WE PURCHASED THE TWO
rifles, we assembled and cleaned them thoroughly, and also conducted initial function checks.

At this point, we also weighed and measured the critical physical aspects of both rifles and photographed them.

At the range, we took great pains in giving each gun a chance to shine in accuracy testing.

Using a set of Weaver see-through rings, into which we fitted a Leupold Vari-X III 6.5-20X adjustable objective, variable scope, we fired 15 chronograph rounds per ammo lot.

We used an Oehler 35P proof chronograph and a printer to record the data. After chronographing a given round, we moved to accuracy testing for that ammo lot, shooting three five-shot groups per lot per gun.

On average, we shot about 20 chronographing and sight-in rounds before we began each accuracy-testing run.

This mimics a real-world match condition of firing fouling (warm-up) rounds and then sighting shots before beginning record strings.

Between ammo brands, we thoroughly cleaned the rifle bores with a bronze brush and Hoppe’s No. 9, and then swabbed the bores dry with cloth patches.

We fired the accuracy runs on Speedwell’s Police Rifle Shot Log/Targets.
We used a Ransom rifle rest with Protecktor bunny bags for the bench testing.

We fired identical lots of Eley Tenex, CCI Green Tag Competition, Dynamit Nobel’s RWS R50, Lapua Dominator, and Federal’s Gold Medal Match rimfire ammo.

We measured the groups to the nearest one-tenth inch using a Neil Jones Custom Products target measuring fixture (which is reviewed later in this ssue).
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WE HAVE A STRONG BIAS toward paying extra dollars to get high-quality micrometer sights on competition rifles.

Though we understand the appeal of offering inexpensive sight sets to lower the costs of these guns, we can’t recommend Anschütz’s Sight Set 1 or the Lyman peep sight that comes standard with Marlin’s Model 2000.

Sight Set 1 offers Anschütz’s rear-disk aperature sight, rubber eyeshade, and a front globe with inserts.

It adjusts in quarterminute increments. Its knobs are small and hard to find when the shooter is in position, and its repeatability isn’t as good as the company’s other sights.

Sight Set 2 is a micrometer sight (No. 6805/10). It has large, easy-to-manipulate knobs.

It also comes with a rubber eyeshade and a front globe sight with inserts.

We were unable to locate Marlin’s optional Anschütz sight for examination. However, we believe it to be the 6805/10.

If so, it would certainly be a step up from the standard sight offered with the 2000.
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IT IS A RARE CASE INDEED when we recommend purchasing a product that is less accurate, and in many ways, mechanically inferior to a competing product, but that’s what we’re going to do.

Despite its many positives, including the accurate Mark 2000 action, we don’t see that the Anschütz Achiever ST fits any shooting niche particularly well.

Anschütz bills the product as being designed especially for the advanced junior shooter and the smaller-framed adult shooter.

We can’t imagine any adult position shooter picking the ST over the 9.9-
pound Anschütz 1903 Intermediate Match Rifle, which has an adjustable cheekpiece and buttplate, among other features.

Likewise, silo shooters almost certainly would opt for the 8-pound 2-ounce 64MS. Junior shooters would be ill served by the ST, in our opinion, because of its lack of buttplate adjustability.

An Anschütz apologist might respond to this criticism by saying juniors shouldn’t be confused with too many adjustments.

Initially, that’s true. But kids learn quickly, and if they’ve been coached into poor positions because they can’t get the gun adjusted properly, that’s the wrong solution.

The rule is to fit the gun to the shooter, not the other way around.

This means the Marlin Model 2000 Target Rifle gets the nod in this two-way test—even though it, too, is fundamentally flawed.

The 2000’s unadjustable trigger should be replaced with an aftermarket product from Canjar, Kenyon, Timney, or another manufacturer.

The 2000 has sufficient accuracy, in our view, to be used at the 50-foot distance, where most junior and senior shooting is done.

To be used outdoors, however, the gun would likely need extensive ammo matching to find a brand and lot that would shoot half-inch groups at 50 yards.

In sum, neither the Anschütz Achiever ST nor the Marlin 2000 products are perfect products for junior shooters,
but they are both better than many products young shooters had to use in the past.

We wish we were able to perform a Miller Lite transformation and combine “great taste” with “less filling”: That is, slap the 2000’s blue stock on the Anschütz action.

Now that would be a product we would heartily recommend.
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How to improve the performance and enjoyment of the Marlin 2000 Biathlon rifles...
This page was last updated 27 Jan 01
Marlin is one of the sponsors of US biathlon, and the Marlin 2000 is in common use as a club Biathlon rifle, when equipped with the Summer Biathlon kit (see the exploded diagram at the bottom of this page for part numbers). Though not as nice as an Anshutz, they are substantially cheaper, and will certainly hit the target if you have good technique, and take take good care of them.



Over the years, I have found that there are a few problems that keep cropping up, and a couple of things that you can do to enhance the performance of this rifle:
  • If you have trouble ejecting themagazine with gloves on, mill and install a slightly longer clip release button (See the inset in the exploded figure below, item B).
  • If the rifle tends to jam alot because the magazine goes too far up, disassemble the rifle and inspect the magazine guide - see the exploded diagram at the bottom of the page, and Figure 1. The guide is made of plastic, and the pivot pin end of that guide tends to crack.
  • If you maintain a set of the marlin rifles, maintain a record of which rifles have misfires. If you get a lot of misfires, the firing pin may need to be replaced.
  • If you maintain several Marlins, and pull the bolt on the rifles - for transportation for instance, record the numbers of the bolts - it is hand marked on the body of the bolt - it is usually pretty faint, and note which rifle serial number it goes with. We have found from hard exerience that the bolts are sometimes NOT interchangeable between rifles. You will have to call Marlin to get the correspondence between rifle serial number and bolt serial number.
  • If you are zeroeing a a rifle, and you can't get the group to move in the direction you want, check to see if the set screw on the rear sight is preventing motion. This screw is very thin, and I personally have overlooked this screw for several years.
  • Do not overtighten the bedding screw - it looks like it is fairly easy to strip out.
If you need to order parts, this is an exploded diagram of the Marlin. Click on the image to expand the view.
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Izhmash "CHESS" BI-7-4 ver. 09 ... Russia's Counter-Challenge to ANSCHÜTZ in Biathlon

Izhmash" Send FIRST INSTALLMENT latest rifles for Team Russia Biathlon
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This week, "Izhmash" sent our teams a few dozen rifles for biatlona
the latest models manufactured individually for each athlete
based on the level of training and personal wishes.

Among the first rifle will receive prize international competitions
Olga Medvedtseva (Pyleva), Tatiana Moiseeva, Anna Kunayev, Maxim Chudov.

Rifles were designed and manufactured to order Union biatlonistov Russia.
"Chess" - Rifle Elite Class BI-7-4 performance 09 - "БИ-7-4" исполнения 09


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A new model family "Chess"- rifle elite class BI-7-4 performance 09
made this furor among sportsmen.

It is significantly different in design appearance and original design,
which allow rifles adjust the settings to individual requirements athlete.

Corrosion and wear new chrome cover in relation to the phosphate used
mainly black-lacquer not commensurate.
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"Izhmash" has long been providing our teams
with high quality arms, holds its service.

Considerable efforts today are attached to enhance
the competitiveness of Russian rifles for biatlona.

Among the priorities are - to establish its own mobile service center
to service rifles "Chess" in the competitions in Russia and abroad ...

Return the old position to provide biatlonistov quality
and trouble-Russian-made weapons today
- a point of honor, the question of prestige the country.
Junior Team Russia Biathlon


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W. Edwards Deming ... Quality: It is not enough to do-your-best;
you must know what-to-do, and ... then ... do-your-best.
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Biathlon Rifle Originators: Izhevsk Machine-Building Plant

INTERNATIONAL UNION Biathlon ORDER SPORTS Rifles "IZHMASHA"
For the Federation of 15 countries in the world


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Work to build rifles for biatlona in our country started in 1958, shortly after the formal appearance of this sport.
Of the several defense enterprises in the country was recognized as the best rifle
Izhevsk Machine-Building Plant «Biathlon-59», which was established in 1959 on the basis of rifles Mosina.

The new word in the development of «Biathlon» became a rifle BI-7-2, on the basis of which created all subsequent rifles.
«Debut» BI-7-2 took place in 1980 at the Olympic Games in Lake Pleyside - these weapons present first vice-president
of the Union biatlonistov Russia Alexander Tikhonov won the «gold» in the relay race.

«Chess» is the titulovannoy rifle in the world: with it from 1959 to 2007,
our athletes have won a third of all medals at the world's major competitions:
the Olympic Games of the 44 sets of awards - 19 gold, 10 silver and 10 bronze;
at world championships of the 163 sets - 52 gold, 38 silver and 29 bronze medals.

With rifles «Biathlon» also advocated and supported many leading foreign athletes.
Among the most famous - the leaders of the German national team Olympic champion
and world champion Kati Wilhelm and World Championship winner and triple European champion Alexander Wolff.
With a rifle «Biathlon» also spoke not long ago left sport double Olympic champion
and world champion Frank odinnadtsatikratny Luc (Germany)
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W. Edwards Deming ... Quality: It is not enough to do-your-best;
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Biathlon Rifles: Cold Weather Testing

Prior to the introduction of the BI-7-4 ver. 09 the cold weather
shooting characteristics at -20C were not always certain.

"IZHMASHE" Development Plan Biathlon

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Alexander Tikhonov also praised today's production of "Izhmash"
and the high quality of the current rifles "Chess".

He toured with the results of shooting samples "BI-7-4" under normal conditions
and at a temperature of -20 ° C and left very satisfied.

"Walks are many different rumors that the rifle" Chess "does not work
with negative temperatures, - said Alexander Tikhonov.

I personally was able to see the opposite.

The results that I saw, can successfully make izhevskimi rifles at the competitions at the highest level .
"Izhmash"... Junior Team Russia Biathlon
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The problem of reliability rifles with negative temperature for their production purchased a new modern equipment,
launched on the basis of the wishes created a new modification of athletes rifles "Chess".
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Izhmash" Send FIRST INSTALLMENT latest rifles for Team Russia Biathlon


"Chess" - Rifle Elite Class BI-7-4 performance 09






Junior Team Russia Biathlon

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AOM, Thanks for the sweet post! I only have one question,... where do I sign up for one of these!
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AOM, Thanks for the sweet post! I only have one question,... where do I sign up for one of these!
Michael
Well ... believe it or not ... I'm trying to find-out a price and retail source.
For the present, it appears that competitors known to the factory
will be the primary recipients.

And, of course, KG Larsen.

This is what I've been able to find-out.
The Russian Biathlon team will receive 32 rifles.
However the team captain will continue to use an ANSCHÜTZ.

While KG Larsen-Biathlon of Norway
should receive approximately 40 rifles for Europe and Scandinavia.

Eventually, as production increases and the market becomes satisfied on the Continent,
the rifles should become available in the U.S. through, hopefully, Altius for one.


As to the price ... unknown.
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