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Hello All,

BREVEX No. 15 joins my collection of Brevex Magnum Mausers - a Roy Dunlap Custom.

The listing didn't give a lot of details about this rifle. But, I recognized it as a Brevex Action. Since I have a background in Long Range High Power Rifle Competition, I knew this rifle was for built for such. The 30-378 caliber should be a screamer. It will be arriving next week and I can't wait to get it in hand to test it. I will top it with a 20x Unertl, and a set of Palma iron sights. It will then be ready for "any-rifle-any-sights" and "any-rifle-iron-sights" competition.

As always, your comments are welcome. (pictures: first the rifle - and the 15 collected)

http://www.buckstix.com/buckpics/30-378-000.jpg

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http://www.buckstix.com/buckpics/brevex15.jpg

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Roy Dunlap was a fine gentleman and a great gunsmith

https://www.ebay.com/itm/285413070566?itmmeta=01HXFWYN292J0B0P8SHNW1VERR&hash=item4273f1d6e6:g:Q28AAOSwlG9kyrtz&itmprp=enc%3AAQAJAAAAwG%2F6i9RgtfGN%2BLvq5KFMAqUk6osZkoRChlYmGc1epn6odW1xnd2gdVj6LZYYA4u%2F2M86SOvyyitu7yHRRpD21ERLCgn5ZARqpDiSGQ7RZTWlsTO07rgcHdXr4qXZfrMltt0%2F%2BIc4x40mhIsYKXiu0j1pkQz7paYrCzFtxKJCYuRyRD791JGKFn4RafDxCAqQe42iGuQQCFjYNnM8BAhIv7Tc2P827QpZKXoQB8%2BCHVN0Tq%2Fj3Pmsm0zmQu5DsucZ7A%3D%3D%7Ctkp%3ABk9SR57R-vzrYw

I fondly remember sitting with he and his wife at the NRA convention in Denver in the Middle 1970s

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What’s the barrel life on a .30-378?

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Buckstix,

I had a nice Roy Dunlap pre war Model 70 30-06 that I shot High Power with for a short time.
Classy rifle!

Speaking of Palma sights, I purchased several items from a deceased Palma Team shooters estate. The pictured sight above was in a box that I purchased.
Are you familiar with this sight? I haven’t found any information on it.

Owenson Precisión Eng.

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Barrel life is no different than a 300 Win Mag. Sight was from a small custom shop from the 70's. Similar to MO's.

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Interesting that it weights over 14 lbs. It might not be unpleasant to shoot. I have shot a 30-378 sporting rifle and, holy cow, that is some sharp recoil. Is it common for competition rifles not to be checkered?

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I believe Otto Weber sold the Owenson sights at one point. Otto stopped setting up at Camp Perry about 20 years ago.
Bob Jones of Arizona had a couple Owenson sights for sale at Camp Perry last time I saw him there.

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Believe it is spelled Swenson isn't it Dave? My brother used one as it was one of the few left handed sights available in the late 80's.

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Got the magnifier out and sure enough it is Swenson Precision Eng.
Nice sight.

Thanks John!


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John:
You are correct. I was going by the previous post. I’m sure that there are new offerings since I last shot long range, but when I did I felt there were only two: Warner and wrong.

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