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Old June 27, 2013, 08:51 PM   #3
James K
Join Date: March 17, 1999
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I have fired only a few 7.35mm Carcanos and didn't specially check the accuracy. But the 6.5 ones I have fired were fairly accurate, not up to a good Swedish Mauser, but good military accuracy on the order of 3" groups at 100 yards with military ammo and some doing a lot better with good quality reloads.

They have a poor reputation for a number of reasons, most having nothing to do with the quality of the rifle, but they are no better or worse than other similar rifles of the day. The Carcano was first adopted in 1891 and had I been a soldier at that time, I would have preferred the Carcano to the U.S. trapdoor then in use.

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