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YoungGunWill 07-26-2010 10:29 PM

Why does the Carcano get a bad name?
 
Ive held, shot, and fondled my very close freinds M91 Carcano rifle. The bolt action so smooth, it feels good to shoot, and with vintage ammo I hit my target every time. Only thing is the stock has been sporterized. my ONLY dislike is that its got a LONG trigger pull...so my question is how did it get a bad name:confused:

CA357 07-26-2010 10:32 PM

A Carcano was used by Lee Harvey Oswald to assassinate President John F. Kennedy.

Benning Boy 07-26-2010 10:33 PM

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Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 320747)
A Carcano was used by Lee Harvey Oswald to assassinate President John F. Kennedy.

That will do it......:eek:

lonyaeger 07-26-2010 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 320747)
A Carcano was used by Lee Harvey Oswald to assassinate President John F. Kennedy.

Interesting fact, Don.

Wonder what the other shooters used?

YoungGunWill 07-26-2010 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by CA357 (Post 320747)
A Carcano was used by Lee Harvey Oswald to assassinate President John F. Kennedy.

I mean like quality wise, many people I have asked around and hears answers like "it would better as a club" or "Its the humane cattle killer".

CA357 07-26-2010 10:45 PM

I'm not sure what rifle shoots a "magic bullet".

DrumJunkie 07-26-2010 10:49 PM

Outside of that magic shooting back in 63 I haven't seen one shoot all that accurate. I remember seeing some a couple gun shows back and they where about giving the things away.

YoungGunWill 07-26-2010 10:49 PM

lol oh no Ive started up the JFK conspiracy machine!:eek:

jpattersonnh 07-26-2010 11:12 PM

From a quality standpoint, the 6.5x52 Carcano was very strong and well made,but uses a progressive twist. Why one might ask? The 6.5 bullet they used was so long it would start to twist before it had fully left the case neck and would literally twist into 2 pieces. So the Italians opted for a progressive twist. As a kid my Dad use to refer to the Carcano as the rifle that never killed a U.S. Soldier, only a President.

lonyaeger 07-27-2010 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by jpattersonnh (Post 320770)
As a kid my Dad use to refer to the Carcano as the rifle that never killed a U.S. Soldier, only a President.

This is pretty fascinating $hit.....thanks for it, guys!


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