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Sterling 9mm Rifle
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Joe Boleo
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 6:47 am    Post subject: Sterling 9mm Rifle Reply with quote

I came into some mileage reimbursement money and headed for a local gun shop. After wasting some time, I selected and excellent used Savage Model 119 in .270 Winchester with a Bushnell banner 3-9X scope. The rifle was cheap and I bought it. As I was leaving, a clerk showed me a Century Arms Sterling 9mm that was on sale. What to do? I managed to scape enough money together to put it on layaway. Good thing that I am on the road tomorrow to rack up some more mileage reimbursement money. I hate it when that happens. Take care...
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 6:50 am    Post subject: Re: Sterling 9mm Rifle Reply with quote

Echo, echo...

Range report on the Savage forth coming [I hope]...

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 8:58 am    Post subject: Re: Sterling 9mm Rifle Reply with quote

Bushy,
I have other Savage Model 110 rifles and really like them. They shoot very well if I do my part. The only problem with the new used rifle were the terrible "no name" bases and rings which I quickly removed. I am putting Weaver bases and Weaver Quad-Lock Extensionn rings on the rifle when I get home tomorrow.

The ,270 Winchester is one of my favorite rounds and all of mine enjoy Hornady 139 grain Spire Points ahead of a moderate charge of IMR4350.

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: Sterling 9mm Rifle Reply with quote

Very good. I haven't heard any bad reports with the Savage in any caliber. Enjoy when you get home.

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: Sterling 9mm Rifle Reply with quote

Joe, I'm sold on the weaver quad lock rings. They have held up on a few of my rifles, as good as the leupold rings I used to use, at 1/10 the price.

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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 11:43 am    Post subject: Re: Sterling 9mm Rifle Reply with quote

Joe, what do you want to do with the Sterling? Do you prefer a Sterling above a Stengun? I've seen one many years ago. It could shoot 1x, 3x and auto. Not easy to hold that gun steady while a pound of steel is traveling to the front... it shoots open bolt...
When you want to buy such a thing, better check the barrel. When I remember it right it takes only to remove 2 allan bolts at the front to take the barrel out. The one I saw did some time in the Mau-Mau war I think, because inside there were a lot of hair-bursts. That barrel was several times overheated in my opinion.
In my opinion it's something nice to collect, but to use there are far better things in 9 mm.
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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 10:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Sterling 9mm Rifle Reply with quote

Many years ago, I spent quite some time around the L2A3 Sterling.
It's a far better SMG than the HK MP5 that replaced it.
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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 12:04 am    Post subject: Re: Sterling 9mm Rifle Reply with quote

English Mike wrote:
Many years ago, I spent quite some time around the L2A3 Sterling.
It's a far better SMG than the HK MP5 that replaced it.

We had a similar smg in the Aussie Army Mike. It was designated the F1 and like the Sterling fired 9mm ammunition. We rather un-affectionately called it the Spud Gun because it was consider to have no more power than the kids toy Spud Gun.

Having said that, I actually opened a few eyes one day when I fired 60 rounds in 3 round bursts at a piece of corrugated iron (approx 1 metre square) set up at 150 metres. Accuracy was around 85% and all rounds that hit penetrated the iron sheet. People were not only surprised at the accuracy, but also the power of the little 9mm round. Won a beer from my RSM with that demonstration.

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PostPosted: Mon May 14, 2012 1:12 am    Post subject: Re: Sterling 9mm Rifle Reply with quote

Beer??? did some one say beer????
now youve done it Vinny boy!!!
I will have to grab one from the fridge... have you filled the cooler lately??? Cheers Cheers Cheers

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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 4:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Sterling 9mm Rifle Reply with quote

Here is an update. I found time today to field strip and clean the Sterling. It appears to be about new. The bore is perfect and I will go to the range tomorrow. I will sight in the Savage .270 at the same time. Take care...
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 8:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Sterling 9mm Rifle Reply with quote

Anxious to hear your report, JB!

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