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SEMI-AUTOMATIC RIFLE FOR HUNTING WILD BOAR

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Teresa Renda woman hunterThe semi-automatic rifle is widespread among our hunters of ungulates; they appreciate the quick reset cycle and also the good availability of shots. It’s slowly replacing the smooth-bore weapons for wild boar.

Apart from the higher accuracy, in shooting the rifled barrel weapon has many advantages against the smooth bore.

The high speed of the rifled barrel weapon projectile into the prey produces serious injuries that prevent them from escaping. The semi-automatic rifle has the advantage of a rapid repetition of the shot, a very useful characteristic during the ungulates hunting battue, due to the short time in which the prey remains visible among the vegetation. The semi-automatic rifles are also called “autoload”, automatic loading, with the exception of the automatic repetition of the shot.

Almost all of these rifles have a mechanism for removal of gas. Some of them look like military automatic rifles (often they are the derivation), where, however, the number of shots was reduced and the burst eliminated. Only the semi-automatic rifles ga. 22 with rimfire are equipped with a closure to ground due to the low power gauge.

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These weapons have a great difficulty to take in very powerful gauges, both for the excessive length of the cartridge case, and for necessity of absorbing and amortizing the violent recoil. The mechanical structure and the mechanism appear to be almost identical to that of semi-automatic. The cartridge tank is generally formed from a magazine of a detachable type, giving a fast loading using a simple spare magazine.

The semi-automatic rifles have a removable magazine supply, placed on tilting or removable support. The charger can have up to 4 cartridges in standard gauges, or up to 3 in magnum gauges. The breech has moveable head with crampons; they get a stable connection with the breech of the barrel. The mechanical parts of those rifles are made of a good steel, in chrome-nickel ones which are located at the points of greatest wear or exposed to very bad gas. They are well-groomed in details, built with quality materials, safe and precise during the operation.

The semi-automanic of modern production, Bar Browning, Benelli Argo, Winchester SXR, and Remington are also very nice to see.

The operation generally does not present problems and the accuracy of shooting in battue is good.

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Among the rifles produced, there is one that is special: it is the Heckler & Hoch that differs from the others because its mechanism exploits the recoil energy, through a delayed opening of the breech, braked by metal cylinders sliding on inclined planes. It has a rib rifling of the barrel obtained by a polygonal puncture of the tube, its mechanics are very accurate, the materials and the operation are good. Only the recoil is often more sensitive than that of the gas rifle.

Teresa Renda

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RIFLED BENELLI “ARGO E PROGRESSIVE COMFORT”

RiccardoThere are those who detect, often with excessive dose of criticality, which in the field of hunting weapons the news are always a few, forgetting that these can not be derived from entirely new products, but some interesting revisions of established products, whose original design is so “good in origin” to accommodate improvements in the time of great importance.

A case known to most, is that of the American B52 bomber, which had its baptism of fire in Vietnam in the 60s, he continued to be a player until the second Gulf War in 2003 40 years of excellent service only because his initial project wore in dowry great potential for development. Benelli, allows history from repeating itself, through its Argo rifle, that after the first sale took place some years ago, is giving many interesting developments for the benefit of the hunter.

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After the recent version E (endurance), which introduced interesting new techniques, Benelli is again failed to impress – but it has become a tradition almost waiting – concentrating its technical knowledge on the physical relationship between the Argo E, and the hunter who wields the and paying attention to the latter for his comfort. E ‘born on this basis, the Argo And Progressive Comfort, rifle joke that if the concepts embodied in the futuristic recoil reduction, already celebrated by the success of the semi-Raphael Raffaello Crio Power Bore and Black.

In the rifle, as in the semi, the technical concepts of containment marked impact on the shoulder of the hunter were associated with maintaining the use of wood, beginning to produce a rare blend of beauty and functionality. But the evolution of the Argo Progressive Comfort And, it was not immediate it simple. Even with the vast experience gained from Benelli in recoil reduction, the design process has provided an important analysis study of the vectors of the forces that come to the shoulder and the development of mathematical models designed to achieve the ultimate goal, in combination, remember, with a wooden butt of Montecarlo. And I can say today that in his Benelli carbine gave “comfort walnut”, it also means pay her a further step forward in the evolutionary history of the weapon hunting rifled.

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At first glance it appears definitely nice football with his form montecarlo, where the color combination of wood and dark parts of a visual sense of positivity. But the appearance, never second Benelli, is the only positive element for the benefit of the eye. Far more interesting is the benefit to the shoulder of the hunter and hunting action in which he is immersed. The Progressive Comfort is specifically made ​​up of two major components: a cushioning system and an innovative recoil. The first is made of polymer that goes to meet a beam structure inside the football nut. These, under the action of the force of the recoil, tend to flex, absorbing a part of the kinetic energy. The cantilever beams are divided into two groups: the first is a Member of the absorption of the lower impact forces while the second group goes into action with the most important forces, providing the progression of reduction – which takes its name from the weapon – and breaking down negative feelings on the shoulder of the hunter. The cushioning system is integrated in the butt microcellular polyurethane which helps, when firing, the recoil reduction. And that, both for the material that has the property of absorbing energy, both because, expanding against the shoulder allows to render part of the human body distributed over a greater surface. Benelli has experimented extensively solutions used and the graph shown here, is more than many words, the evidence of the excellent work carried out.

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To complete the comfort, the butt of the rifle, Benelli has also intervened on the nose. This, applied in the dorsal part and formed of the same material of the butt, has the prerogative to absorb the vibrations of the shot, interrupting their transmission deleterious to the skull and increasing the overall feeling of comfort. Both recoil lug that are interchangeable (the weapon has different sizes supplied), allowing the hunter to find its right position. The second fundamental prerogative of the Progressive Comfort system is the benefit ballistic made ​​from it. Argo rifles are intended for the courts and the boar is their game of choice is known to hunt in difficult environment for important vegetation cover and the speed and sudden changes of direction suida. The Argo And Comfort Progressive a successful hunting much easier because the system allows for the elimination of the very tipping generated by the recoil, allowing the hunter, in a few moments useful to the shooting, to stay with the weapon in the line of sight and concentrate on target. The benefit is important, to enjoy an easy aim on a wild often requires doubling the shots.

Another prerogative of the Argo And Progressive Comfort is visually perceptible, is a new color of the casing slightly faded to brown. But what matters even more is the technical aspect of the staining, who created with an innovative aluminum electrolytic anodizing process gives the castle that houses the shutter, trigger group and magazine, superior weather resistance, superior hardness surface and maintaining a long-lasting color.

In the Argo And Progressive Comfort, Benelli has high care in the choice of woods and in their treatment; either carrying in wood grade 2, finite oil, and equipping them with checkering Wood Touch that provide a pleasant and firm grip on the gloved hand that is free. Available at the time of purchase two kicks of different lengths (350 and 365), which together with the supplied interchangeable recoil pads allow excursions ranging from 350 to 380 mm, allowing you to find the optimal distance butt-trigger (LOP) for each hunter.

Apart from these interesting and functional innovations, the new rifle Benelli preserves all the performance peculiarities present in Argo E. We find therefore, constructed of stainless steel the group of outlet gas and the relative piston. Benelli has also equipped his rifle a very good speed of disassembly and ease of access to components for a more thorough cleaning that should be inherent in every good hunter. The reeds at the top as was the custom of the company Urbino, made with hammering steel Cr Mb, with cryogenic treatment, burnished, 51 cm long and equipped with a right-hand rifling to 6 principles. These are interchangeable and proposals in the calibers 30.06 Springfield and .308 Winchester.

Chargers prismatic 2, 4 shots (even 10 where permitted), sling swivels quick release always useful for driven hunts, complete potential of this rifle when Benelli, at the height of his coat of arms, was able to concentrate a lot of novelties, to meet the needs of most real hunter.

Riccardo Ceccarelli

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