Unfortunately, the once extremely common 5.6 mm ring-fired rifles are included in the review mainly for comparison of technical characteristics. Now they are completely in the pen, sometimes inexplicable restrictions on the types of game almost more than Pneumatics.
Not so long ago, “melkashki” were found almost in every closet or sofa, teenagers began to join the hunt with them. Basically, it was a legacy of very very gray times, when they were really sold in any village without any permits. Fortunately, due to the use of a leisurely lead bullet with a minimum of care, there was virtually no wear on the barrel. Well, in unknown ways, they seeped into the people from the shooting galleries of DOSAAF and other similar organizations. The same is true with cartridges, the deficit was only yellow target. Continue reading
Two seasons have been left behind since the publication of the article “VPO-208: non-standard “paradox”. Smoothbore SCS with a 14-centimeter rifled part of the barrel caused a mixed reaction among hunters and shooting people in General. First of all, the price strained, and second-difficulties with the purchase of non-standard cartridges .366 TCM. As usual, we gradually got used to the cost (especially against the background of all other events in the economy), and with ammunition, and modified, the issue is no longer so acute, and the carbine began to be actively purchased. All the more incomprehensible is the complete absence of any reports on real hunting with the VPO-208, and this is for the year of its production. Continue reading