parker & hale 7mm

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by mtbfarms, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. mtbfarms

    mtbfarms New Member

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    My grandfather gave me a parker & hale 7mm that he bought 20 or 30 years ago. (Don't know exactly. He has since passed on). When he gave it to me he was worried that the gun was a "hot" gun because as he put it "I paid way too little for a gun this nice looking".
    When I started researching, it turns out that it is a legit firearm the looks good but is not worth much at all. he wanted me to shoot it. So I mounted a super sniper 10x 42mm in burris signature rings and off to the range. After a quick bore sight. It too 3 groups and only 8 clicks to find this cheap 7mm shoots .4 moa with factory ammo. Damnnnn. Does anybody else have any experience with parker & hale? I know very little other that its a hell of a shooter and its not worth what it looks.
     
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  2. jpattersonnh

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    Parker Hale built sporting rifles on Mauser actions as well as others. What 7mm? They were and are very highly sought after by serious hunters. That super sniper scope should be taken off as it is not worthy of the rifle. JMHO

    Did you have it drilled and tapped?
     

  3. c3shooter

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  4. mtbfarms

    mtbfarms New Member

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    Its in 7mm remington mag. Does not say much on the gun other than birmingham england. Its a damn good shooter. It shoots .4 moa easy and I can dial hits with the super sniper easy out to 600 yards. I know a super sniper sounds lame but I have 3. Glass is in no way that of a nightforce or a swarovski, but it holds zero and the turrets are accurate.
     
  5. Marlinman

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    They are a very accurate rifle. As was said they are a mauser offshoot. They were the marlin of their day-cheap, well made, and very accurate. The scope is probably a good choice then if you like it and it suits your purposes.

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
  6. jpattersonnh

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    OK, let me understand you. You shot at 100 yards and had 1/2" groups, then you also shot at 600 yards without ever doing any ballistics work w/ the rifle and round. How did you come up w/ the correct MOA to do that?

    BTW, Parker Hale made the 1200 super Magnum in 7mm Rem Mag, It is a true Mauser action. They sell for $700.00 and up, well used. Not your average off the shelf rifle. Are you sure it says Parker and Hale, or Parker- Hale, Maybe Parker Hale?
     
  7. mtbfarms

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    2740 ave fps over crono while getting 100 yard zero. 168g berger vld. Bc. .617. Put all the numbers in a ballistic calculator and ready to rock and roll. That is how I could make easy hits at 600 yards.

    That's interesting about the different ways the name is spelled. Ill check mine when I get home. What do the different way of writing mean?
     
  8. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I totally agree on all counts!:p
     
  9. mtbfarms

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    It was already drilled and tapped when I got it.

    It says: Parker - Hale ltd. Birmingham england.

    What does that mean?

    And it has a gold colored trigger
     
  10. Txhillbilly

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    JP,I have always agreed & respected with 99% of your replies to things,but where do you get off telling someone that their scope isn't worthy of being on their rifle?
    And just because someone is new here,and has a low post count,doesn't mean that they are a dumbass.It's pretty simple to figure out the ballsitics of just about any cartridge for a given range.

    Please don't be so harsh on the new guy's. THB
     
  11. jpattersonnh

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    Higher end Parker-Hale rifles have a gold colored trigger. If it has nice fancy checkering and mahogany end caps it is most likely a 1200. Pics would truely help. I don't know of the standard length 1200 being used for 7mm Remington Magnum, The 1200M was. They were fairly high end rifles in there day.