Ross Mark III

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Ross Mark III

Postby PeterN2 » Fri Apr 12, 2019 12:55 pm

I have just bought a Ross rifle. It has had a life as there are wood repairs to the heel and toe of the butt and also behind the action. The front sight is missing the hood but has a few screws added. The bolt has a different number to the barrel but still has a PLY prefix. It does shoot very well though. I fired 12 rounds at 200 yards and after using 3 rounds to adjust windage and elevation, it shot the next 9 rounds into a 6 inch or so group, which is good for my eyes. I have posted some photos on Gunboards as I understand photos are not working on here yet.
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Re: Ross Mark III

Postby Niner » Sat Apr 13, 2019 11:58 am

Looks good, Peter. Wish the site was back in shape so you could use our photo upload. Not that it matters much with the site as injured as it is. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Ross Mark III

Postby joseyclosey » Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:27 pm

Looks good to me Peter, I'm thinking on getting a scoped .303 sporter to help my ageing eyes. I've been doing rubbish in this years HARC MRL again. :lol:
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Re: Ross Mark III

Postby Aughnanure » Thu Apr 18, 2019 7:28 pm


They're a great military target rifle, many years ago when I first became an armourer I shot the annual range practice with a Ross that I then owned.
I retained my Marksman rating and claim to be the only Australian serviceman to have done so with a Ross (at least post WWII),

Being one of the Armourers for the shoot I got away with using it, another year I used a Broomhandle Mauser, with stock, but it cost me some ammo as a lot of people, that I couldn't afford to get offside with wanted a shot, not that I really minded (well, not much :) ).
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Re: Ross Mark III

Postby riptidenj » Fri Jun 28, 2019 2:19 pm

A good find. I have a Mark III B, have yet to fire it.

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