Try MR-7, might have better resultsi have heard a little about the M-7 rifle, but have fail to locate much information or pictures of one yet. i haven't even seen one even for sale on any of the auction sites either. are they rare? low production? just curious about them.
i haven't found any yet! seems to me those rifles are as rare as hen's teeth! still looking from time to time though. possibly one of these days when i get a chance to go to the big gun show in Houston Texas, i will try looking for one.So, didja get one??
well i seen one today at the gun show. MR-7 in 270. walnut stock and blued finish. asking price was $400. rifle was in very good to excellent condition and seemed to be worth the asking price. problem, well it always seems that when ther is a good deal to be had such as this, i am on the short end of money! but i did hold it and look it over, the bolt has the shroud mounted safet similar to the Winchester M70, had aperture rear sight and a front ramp sight, walnut stock with checkering, and shouldered very nicely. yes this is the very first one i have ever seen in person. i will definately be on the hunt for one now. not even going to be picky about caliber, but that 280 Remington would be super nice to add with my Ruger M77V in 280!I've done some research on the MR-7. I believe they were only made for about 4 years, up until 1999. Initially they were chambered in 25-06, 270, and 30-06; a 280 was introduced in the last year or two. Some models had a hinged floor plate and some a blind box magazine. Open sights I believe were also optional. The safety was similar to the Winchester being that it was a three position on the bolt. All reports were that they were very good rifles, but just went away with no explanation. Some rumors imply that there were some patent infringements. They were also a push-feed gun. The 280 is the rarest, then the 25-06, most were produced as a 270 or 30-06.
The X series of rifles have nothing based on the MR-7's in their design. The X guns have the pro-fire trigger, barrel nut design and the safety is all different.
I love my X guns, but would like to put a MR-7 in my safe at some point, but for those that have one and know what they are all about, it might be a tough job to get someone to part ways with theirs.