Jump to content
keeper96

Brno opinions

    Recommended Posts

    Hi guys, 

    I picked a Brno mod 2 up today on a bit of a whim, cheap price for the rifle, scope and a moderator. 

    It’s still got its iron sights and original 25” barrel, and overall in good condition. 

    Whats people opinions on the Brno with regards to quality and accuracy plus ammunition recommendations. 

    Thanks 

    jamie 

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Cheers fellas! 

    Looks like it was one of my better impulse buys haha! 

    Whats the opinion on barrel shortening? 

    Does it affect accuracy etc? 

    Ive heard that these barrels are choked? 

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Barrel shortening doesn’t affect accuracy at all if done properly, and you don’t have to have it reproofed unless you intend to sell it. 

    They are not choked; choke applies to shotgun barrels. 

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    Just now, panoma1 said:

    Bullet proof, very accurate......cracking rifle.....I used Eley subs, to great effect!

    When you say a gun is bullet proof .what does that mean ? 🤔

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    10 hours ago, panoma1 said:

    Bullet proof, very accurate......cracking rifle.....I used Eley subs, to great effect!

    Plus one for eley subs - had 2 - awesome guns ! Never had a problem !! 

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Scully - I believe that Air Rifle barrels are often "choked" and I'm certain that I have read before that quite a few Rf/Cf barrels are the same?

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    1 hour ago, bruno22rf said:

    Scully - I believe that Air Rifle barrels are often "choked" and I'm certain that I have read before that quite a few Rf/Cf barrels are the same?

    Fair enough, though it’s news to me and sounds odd, admittedly. 

    To the OP; mine ( CZ ) was chopped to 16” and as long as the recrown is well done it will be as accurate as when it left the factory. You may as well have it threaded for a mod’ while you’re at it though it’s your choice obviously. 

    If I was  only allowed one rifle on ticket, this would be it, and in fact is, having sold my CF, which I don’t intend to replace. 

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Mine would put every bullet through the same hole at 60 yards. 

    Had it cut down and screw cut to 16” although would have gone shorter if I could looking back. 

     

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    I remember Lea McNally testing one in Shooting Times many many years ago it sticks in my mind because he shot a Capercaillie with it!!  Great solid rifles for peanuts, get it chopped to 14 > 16 inches..

    Edited by JRDS

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    I’m having big debates on shortening it now! 

    I had it out in the fields earlier just having a play and it was grouping under 1 inch at 50 yards from prone unsupported with the iron sights! 

    I’d forgotten how much fun it could be playing with iron sights and the extra concentration needed to be accurate! 

     

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Shot several thousand rabbits with the bruno.

    Had it cut to 17" and it shot tighter  than before.

    Again Eley subs were the best. 👍

    Edited by Robertt

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    I've one made in 1971, bedded the barrel & left it the original length,

    improved the trigger & threaded for a mod, it would take a D8 & chain to separate me from it.

    Winchester Subs for me.

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    i had an old original one..................it is the one rifle i have regretted selling.............i can remember now the "snick" of the bolt being worked even now.........in all the years i had it i only stripped the barrel out once ...and that was when i first got it 2nd hand...........

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites
    On 04/12/2018 at 12:24, keeper96 said:

    I’m having big debates on shortening it now! 

    I had it out in the fields earlier just having a play and it was grouping under 1 inch at 50 yards from prone unsupported with the iron sights! 

    I’d forgotten how much fun it could be playing with iron sights and the extra concentration needed to be accurate! 

     

     

    Don’t cut it in that case. I really used to enjoy taking the scope off mine and shooting it with iron sight, would get a safe back stop and put out various apples and oranges and shoot free hand from different ranges. 

    Think it was the most fun I had with that rifle. After having it cut down I couldn’t do that anymore and really regretted it. 

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Ive had mine for 35 years and would hate to think how many rounds have been through it, I had to have it cut down after I forgot to clean it and the crown corroded due to moisture. I was told by the chap that shortened and recrowned it that the end of the barrel was actually oval for the last inch which explained its accuracy dropping off. Its now 16 inches long and shoots sweet again, trigger magic kit which is smooth 

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Having put 100 rounds through the rifle I’ve decided the best improvement I can make for the accuracy is to adjust the trigger. 

    After some research it appears that I can either buy a spring kit for around £12-13 or some people are saying use a biro spring? 

    Has anyone tried that as obviously if that works I’d rather not spend the money haha! 

    Although if it doesn’t work then £13 isn’t a lot to spend either way. 

     

    Thoughts appreciated! 

    Share this post


    Link to post
    Share on other sites

    Create an account or sign in to comment

    You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

    Create an account

    Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

    Register a new account

    Sign in

    Already have an account? Sign in here.

    Sign In Now

    • Recently Browsing   0 members

      No registered users viewing this page.

    ×