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Old 02-06-2013, 12:16 AM
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Default Couple of answers

Originally Posted by Chesapeake View Post
I have read all the posts about the Manns and my father and I are thinking of getting one on Wednesday. We have a stock maker we are thinking about getting to turn us a full stock for it. I have a couple of questions though.

1. Has anyone put a Timney trigger in one and do you recommend it? We aren't going to shoot competitions, just want it accurate.
A. I don't know anything about that trigger but if accuracy is what you want, you need to eliminate the human factor and fire it with a remote trigger pull. The MANN has been built for the ultimate accuracy, the rest is up to the shooter.

2. Ammo- If I understand this correctly from reading posts here, surplus ammo chambers fine, but there could be problems chambering reloads because the chamber is tight? If that is the case, would .308 be better? ( From my understanding the difference between 7.62 and .308 is that 7.62 has an OAL that is just a longer than .308)
A. The 7.62 MANN rifle is a test platform for 7.62 NATO ammunition. Any other ammo will not likely chamber except hand loads that were full length sized with a small base die.

3. I read that a couple of people said that the barrel isn't long enough to shoot 1000yds. It seems to me and I am no expert, but it is only .5" shorter than a M1A and 2.5 inches shorter than a M1903 and A3 is it that big of deal? COuld you just use a faster burning powder?
A. A longer barrel does not mean more range but can permit an increase in velocity. Elevation means more range. Read the Secrets of the Houghston Warehouse. Their conclusion was, that you will achieve the ultimate accuracy in a 30 caliber rifle with a barrel length equal to the MANN's. A longer barrel can give you more range but at the expense of accuracy. If you think about it, once the bullet is on it's way, the point of impact has been predetermined, influenced only by the environment.
Good luck. I know you will value having a MANN rifle.

Thanks you
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