Kelbly’s Stolle Panda Bolt Action 6 Dasher Benchrest Rifle w/ Nightforce

SOLD FOR: $2,821

WOA#: WY240220BA019

Make: Kelbly’s Inc.

Model: Kelbly’s Inc.Stolle Panda 6mm Dasher Benchrest

Serial Number: 0487

Year of Manufacture: Modern

Caliber: 6mm Dasher

Action Type: Bolt Action, Single Shot

Markings: The left side of the barrel is marked “6 DASHER”.  The left side of the receiver is marked “-STOLLE-PANDA- / 0487 / KELBY’S INC. / N/ LAWRENCE. OHIO”.  The right side of the barrel is marked “487”.

Barrel Length: 30” Heavy Barrel

Sights / Optics: The top of the receiver is mounted with two scope rings holding a 8-32×56 Nightforce Scope with lens covers and 50mm Sunshade.  The top of the receiver has an integral solid scope rail.

Stock Configuration & Condition:  The stock is a one piece wood benchrest stock with right hand palm swell, straight comb, cheek rest, flat rosewood smooth buttplate, and rosewood accents on the sides of the forend.  The LOP measures 13” from the front of the trigger to the rear of the buttplate. Overall, the stock rates in Fine overall condition.  There are scattered compression lines scattered about the stock, primarily under the forend and buttplate.

Type of Finish: Stainless, Aluminum

Finish Originality: Original

Bore Condition: The bore is bright and the rifling is sharp.  There is no erosion.  In this writer’s opinion the bore rates 10/10.

Overall Condition:  This rifle retains about 99% of its metal finish. The balance of the finish shows very light operation wear.  The screw heads are sharp. The markings are clear. Overall, this rifle rates in about Excellent condition.

Mechanics: The action functions correctly. We did not fire this rifle. As with all previously owned firearms, a thorough cleaning may be necessary to meet your maintenance standards.  The trigger is finely tuned and extremely light with very little overtravel or creep and extremely light pull weight.

Box, Paperwork & Accessories: This rifle comes with its attached scope as mentioned above.

Our Assessment: The Kelbly’s Inc. Stolle Panda chambered in 6mm Dasher, equipped with an 8-32×56 Nightforce scope, is a masterclass in precision engineering, designed for the serious competitive shooter and precision enthusiast. The 6mm Dasher cartridge, with its reputation for flat trajectories and minimal wind drift, has become a preferred choice for long-range shooting competitions, offering shooters a competitive edge in accuracy and consistency. The Stolle Panda action, produced by Kelbly’s Inc., is at the core of this rifle’s design, celebrated for its unparalleled precision, reliability, and the smoothness of its operation. This action is a cornerstone for building a competition-grade rifle, recognized for its tight tolerances and superior performance.

The inclusion of the 8-32×56 Nightforce scope further enhances the rifle’s long-range capabilities, providing exceptional clarity, magnification, and robustness needed for competitive shooting. Nightforce optics are known for their high-quality glass and precise adjustment features, allowing shooters to make accurate, repeatable adjustments for elevation and windage, crucial for hitting distant targets under challenging conditions. Together, the combination of the Kelbly’s Inc. craftsmanship, the precision of the Stolle Panda action, and the optical excellence of the Nightforce scope creates a bespoke shooting system that excels in the demanding world of precision shooting. This setup not only embodies the cutting-edge of shooting technology but also provides the shooter with a tool finely tuned for the art of precision marksmanship.  Please see our photos and good luck on your bid! – L.S.

Kelbly’s Stolle Panda Bolt Action 6 Dasher Benchrest Rifle w/ Nightforce
Kelbly’s Stolle Panda Bolt Action 6 Dasher Benchrest Rifle w/ Nightforce