Video: The Uberti Courteney Stalking Rifle

Video: The Uberti Courteney Stalking Rifle

A tribute to African hunting great, Frederick Courteney Selous, the Uberti Courteney Stalking Rifle has everything to make it a modern classic.

In a world brimming with polymer-framed guns and extended capacity magazines, it refreshing to know there are still those grounded in tradition. Uberti USA is chief among them.

Best known for stirring replicas of histories most storied guns, the manufacturer has kept the greater shooting world firmly rooted in its past. Not long-ago firearms, but the men who made them great. Enter the Courteney Stalking Rifle.

Named for the legendary African big game hunter, Frederick Courteney Selous, the rifle stirs images of savanna tall grass and the golden age of ivory hunters. But the rifle is more than a tribute and a looker—it’s made to make your next dream hunt successful. Built around the tough-as-nails 1895 falling-block action, the gun is sturdy as an oak tree stump. And chambered in .303 British, it has the power to tackle most big game short of the dangerous variety. Sure, .303 isn’t exactly falling off the shelves nowadays, but it goes well with the sweeping and clean English lines of the Uberti rifle. This includes an African hardwood tipped forend that gives the single-shot a unique look and stays true to the rifle’s inspiration.

Uberti Couteney Rifle

At the same tick, Uberti includes modern amenities contemporary hunters find a must, such as a machined base that accepts Weaver-style scope rings. Even if you never use it on more than whitetail, the 7.1-pound, 24-inch rifle nonetheless will keep you rooted to one of the greats in hunting. No matter how you cut it, Uberti has a classic on its hands with the Courteney Stalking Rifle.

Courteney Stalking Rifle Specs
Overall Length: 37.5″
Finish: A-Grade Satin Walnut
Barrel: Round
Number of Grooves: 6
Twist: 1:10, RH
Weight: 7.1 lbs.
Stock: A-grade walnut
Grip: Checkered Pistol Grip stock and fore-end, Rubber buttpad
MSRP: $1,729

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