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Springfield Armory M21 Tactical Rifle .308

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Springfield's choice of walnut for the stock gave the Tactical Rifle a slightly less businesslike look than the Fulton. We missed the traction of the Fulton on the grip areas, and didn't much like the fat stock, but this rifle performed quite well. The Harris bipod requires attention to keep it tight to the rifle, we found, on this and the Fulton rifles. That big scope had a long hood extension, and an illuminated reticle.

Springfield Armory M21 Tactical Rifle .308

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More nice workmanship. Springfield put a good dull finish on that plain but well-chosen walnut stock. Though the action had a rear lug, it was not bolted to the stock. We don't know why. The other two rifles had rear lugs and bolts.
It's a Springfield and it worked perfectly. No surprises there. The scope mount was thick aluminum, as were the rings. The good trigger was not as good as Fulton's.
Lefties could use this cheekpiece, but they'd be a touch less comfortable than with the totally ambidextrous unit on the McMillan M3A stock fitted to Fulton Armory's Peerless rifle. The little wheel visible on the forward support could be set to a predetermined height, which was a nice touch.

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