The Ross Rifle Co., of Quebec, Canada, has for several years produced a good bolt action rifle in both sporting and military grades. The action is of the straight pull type. A rearward pull on the bolt handle causes helical ribs on the rear three inches of the bolt spindle to unscrew and release the threaded lugs from the interrupted screw threads in the walls of the receiver. There is of course merit — speed at any rate — in a straight pull; and the Ross action is much better than the old Lee Straight Pull action; the latter, however, can be redesigned to be better yet.

Ross rifles were made in only 3 calibres, .22 single shot and .28 and .303 repeaters; the repealers hold 4 shots in the magazine and one in the barrel.

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