Not so much a question (Actually not at all) but rather a non-shooting review of the New Semi-production review of the Melvin Forbes rifle, the 24B.
I was able to handle one at my local gun store the other day. My first impression was that the rifle is very, very light. Hence the name, right? The trigger had that crisp feel to it with no overtravel. Needed to be reduced in pull a little bit. To my somewhat-educated finger it felt as if it were set around 4 lbs. The action looked like a thinner version of the M700 action, but the bolt was definitely more svelte than the Remington. Action was smooth. The stock was very stiff, and nicely contoured and textured.
The rifle I held was a blued 270. Considering the light weight of the rifle, I think a nice compact VX-3 in 2.5 X 8 would work well and fit the overall esthetic, but that's a personal preference.
Overall impression of the rifle? Very well made, super light, and a good value. The store had it listed for the MSRP of $1399. It lasted around a week before it sold. And, no, it did not sell to yours truly, unfortunately.
The same store had stock Remington M700 rifles for around 800 bucks. Considering the price of the Forbes, and the fact that they include Talley mounts and bases, it would definitely be worth the upgrade in price for this rifle.
Question by Amflyer. Uploaded on November 29, 2012