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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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 ).