Re: Regarding IOF .315 rifle
"even a local blaksmith could build a better one"
that was my reaction also when i saw the IOF 315 rilfe for the first time.
i did not even bother to shoot it, the damm thing was so crudely made
that i did not even want to hold it in my hands !!
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, Jonah Pachuau wrote:
I recently had a chance to checkout a OFB .315 rifle and I think its a bloody shame. OFB should not be selling such weapons to the public. Even local craftsmen or blacksmiths can build a better one. I couldnt make out but i suspect the bolt action to be made of alluminium! Finishing is a very poor paint job of the kind that would make my son cringe. It is full of accumulated paint at all joints and crevices of the rifle. The wood seems to be somekind of banyan! Foresight cover seems to be made of tin sheet! and is not perfectly round. Bolt action is sticky and very suspicious. Its high time that the civilian sector is allowed to compete in the defence sector. India would have nothing to loose. I dont know why some of our bigger companies like TATA, MAHINDRA & MAHINDRA, RELIANCE etc. are not allowed to contribute to the defence industry. Only when such names come out with their small arms
brands will we be able to have quality weapons.
Tried to find Abhijeet's views on the IOF .315 rifle on Google but got nothing.It's the cheapest centre fire rifle for which ammo. is readily available and therefore I decided to have a look at it. I have fired the Ishapore 2A in 7.62 and thought it to reasonably accurate.I have never fired the .315. I have used the IOF .22.The first one that I bought,I had to get it exchanged.Closing the bolt was very hard after chambering a round and then it would not eject untill the round in thechamber had been fired.Infact the extractor woul simply slip over the rim.The boltwould pull back with the round still in the chamber.The second one is better, but with its own problems.I had to get the mag. spring changed as the cart.s would hang up in the mag.and the mag. had to be hit for them to move up.Now the main problem is that the bolt shaves off a bit
of the lead of the bullet of the cart. below the one to be chambered,affecting accuracy,no doubt.I had the IOF .32 revolver before I sold it to buy a .32S&W.It had a horrible triger pull.I have got large hands(I am 6.1)and the lever for the break open barrel would dig into my thumb every time I fired it.As far as the IOF pistol is concerned my xperience has been limited to firing a couple of rounds from somebodies elses pistol.I felt that the point of impact kept on shifting quite bit.It would fire the first round below the second one while using the double tap.The sights are infact almost non-existent though it is a better product than the revolver.I saw a Pak. Made revolver in .32S&W alloted to an Airforce Officer that was better than the IOF revolver.It was seven shot with a larger
frame than the IOF rev. though it too was copy of the webbley revolverwith as atrocious a pull as the Indian made rev.