Make: Hall Manufacturing Co.
Model: Bench Rest Rifle
Serial Number: NSN
Year of Manufacture: 1984
Caliber: 6mm PPC
Action Type: Single Shot Bolt Action Rifle
Markings: The left side of the receiver is marked “HALL MFG B 84”.
Barrel Length: The heavy, slightly tapered barrel is 26” in length, has a recessed crown and measures 0.945” in diameter at the muzzle.
Sights / Optics: There are no provisions for iron sights. There is a Leupold scope mounted to the receiver with two heavy polished aluminum rings. The scope body is alloy and has a matte silver finish. The scope is marked “LEUPOLD BR – 36X – D” and has a variable objective that is adjustable for parallax from 50 feet to infinity. The lenses are covered with lens caps and are clear and free of distortion. The reticle is a very fine crosshairs. There is a 4” long tube screwed to the objective to prevent glare when shooting with the sun in front of the shooter. There are no handling marks on the scope, which is in Excellent condition.
Stock Configuration & Condition: The stock is a one piece and we believe it to be made of high strength composite material. It has a wide flat beavertail forend, a pistol grip and a straight comb, and is bedded to the barrel and receiver. The stock has a very thick coating of black paint with gray strips running through the forend and pistol grip with separate panels of gray on the sides of the buttstock. The gray sections have intricate stick and swirl patterns in black and silver that almost look like a thermal image of a forest, and are outlined with purple borders. Please see our pictures for a better description than we can put in words – suffice it to say that the stock is unique and beautiful. The butt is flat and without buttplate or recoil pad. There are two small chips out of the finish in the belly near the toe, a larger chip in the finish at the left front corner of the forend and a dime size chip in the finish in the bottom of the pistol grip. There are several light marks scattered over the surface of the stock, mainly in the bottom of the forend. The LOP measures 14 1/16” from the front of the trigger to the back of the butt. The butt shows several light handling marks. The stock rates in about Very Good to Fine condition.
Type of Finish: The barrel has a satin stainless finish while the receiver and bolt handle have a polished stainless finish. The trigger guard is aluminum.
Finish Originality: All Original
Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp. There is no erosion.
Overall Condition: This rifle retains about 97% of its metal finish. The barrel shows a few light scratches near the muzzle, several light handling marks and a spot of scratches about midway between the muzzle and the front of the scope. There are also a few light marks scattered over the receiver, bolt handle and trigger guard. The screw heads are sharp and the markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Fine condition.
Mechanics: The action functions correctly. There trigger is adjustable for pull weight. There is no safety, but there is a bolt release on the left side of the receiver. We have not fired this rifle, but a 220 Russian case will chamber and extract – the 220 Russian was the parent cartridge of the 6mm PPC. A 6mm BR cartridge has too large of a rim diameter to fit the bolt. As with all used firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.
Box, Paperwork & Accessories: The scope and its rings are included.
Our Assessment: This is a custom single shot bench rest rifle made by Hall Manufacturing and chambered in 6mm PPC. The rifle has a heavy stainless steel barrel with recessed crown that measures 0.945” at the muzzle and a beautiful composite stock. The stock has a very wide and flat beavertail forend, pistol grip, and straight comb. It has a high luster black finish with strips of grey along the forend and grip, with separate panels in the buttstock. The grey areas are made of intricate silver on black patterns and are outlined in purple, giving the stock a unique and beautiful look, so please see our pictures. The rifle is in about Fine condition with 97% of its original finish remaining. It shows a several light handling marks scattered over the barrel and a spot of scratches in the top of the barrel midway between the muzzle and the front of the scope. There are also a few light marks scattered over the receiver, bolt handle and the trigger guard. The stock shows two small chips in its finish in the belly near the toe, a larger chip out of the finish at the left front corner of the forend and a thumbnail sized chip out of the bottom of the grip, along with several light handling marks. The bore is bright with sharp rifling. The rifle is complete with a Leupold 36X Bench Rest rifle scope with a variable objective for parallax correction. The 6mm PPC cartridge is based on a necked-up .220 Russian cartridge. The 6mm PPC cartridge is used almost exclusively for benchrest shooting, and at distances out to 300 years is one of the most accurate cartridges available. It is commonly used for railgun shooting matches and has been since the 1980’s. If you were looking for a rifle that you can use to win your class at a bench rest competition, and also wanted it to be the best looking rifle there, you don’t have to look any farther. This is a rifle made from a known bench rest custom rifle maker with a top of the line Leupold scope and chambered in one of the most accurate cartridges available. In addition to all of that, it’s beautiful!