Boar hunting with Pedersoli Mark II rifle

A gun dedicated to the most extreme environments and uses, compact and handy, with which you can move freely among the dense vegetation: this is the Pedersoli Mark II rifle we tested in the .45/70 caliber version. 

Pedersoli Mark II: details and sensations when hunting

The latest rifle in the Boarbuster series includes a number of features that make it more ergonomic and weather-resistant. Mechanics remains unchanged, entirely machined from solid metal blocks using numerical control machines. The 19”/483 mm barrel is obtained by broaching.

Action of the Pedersoli Mark II rifle
The Mark II rifle is produced by Davide Pedersoli in .45/70 and .444 Marlin calibers.  

The Cerakote ceramic coating provides metal parts with resistance to scratches, moisture and corrosion. The American walnut fore-end and stock are covered with a soft-touch film that increases comfort and grip when swinging the gun. Add to this the accuracy offered by the adjustable cheekpiece and the ergonomics of the microcell butt pad that reduces recoil effects. The Weaver and Picatinny rails with a double mounting platform and integrated rear sight allows for the mounting of conventional optics and red dots. We preferred to use the integrated rear and front sights with Superluminova illuminated dots. Superluminova is an afterglow pigment that absorbs light and ensures excellent visibility even in low light conditions. The double positioning at 1.5"/4 cm and 7.8"/20 cm corresponds to different situations and the relative optimal distances for the rear sight. The magazine holds five rounds, that can be loaded by the crisp and precise action of the lever.

Using the Pedersoli Mark II in the woods you can appreciate its practicality when walking even in the most intricate areas where the dog driver must enter with his dogs to find the wild animals and push them to the hides area or directly shoot them in the case they are isolated, wounded and aggressive or reluctant to leave their lair. Safety is another paramount factor: with the hammer uncocked the gun can’t accidentally fire because of impacts or other events.

The weight of 123.4 oz/3.5 kg is well distributed and guarantees gun stability when firing. Surprisingly, considering the power, recoil is perfectly manageable and comparable to a common 12 gauge.

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