What is your take on Mauser?

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  1. TXgolfer

    TXgolfer New Member

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    I have a guy wanting to trade a Mauser 98. I don't know much about them so any advice would be great~
     


  2. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    Most of the 8mm mausers I have seen have sporter stocks on them and are used for hunting.My buddy has a mauser and it kicks like a mule.
     
  3. sykostanger

    sykostanger New Member

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    i love the k98's, smooth action. hard hitting round
     
  4. TXgolfer

    TXgolfer New Member

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    is 7mm mag a good deer cal. or is that for something bigger? Sorry new to this.
     
  5. baboon

    baboon Well-Known

    7mm mag is more gun then really needed. Shot placement is the key to a quick & humane kill.
     
  6. SteveW

    SteveW New Member

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    Too many variables to be able to answer your question, in terms of what it's worth. An M98 can span from a collectors grade K98 with intact Waffanamps (don't know how to spell it, but its the Swastika stamps) to a hacked up deer rifle. Do you have photos ? If so, it might be worth posting the photos on one of the C&R sites (Cruffler.com ?) and asking over there.

    Me, I like M98s, but unless they are pristine collectors items, I regard any old M98 as a project for re-barreling and re-stocking. I paid $69 each for these mil surp skanky old VZ-24 8mm M98s and rebuilt them into 308 target guns. One right hand and one left hand. I guess that each gun set me back about $350, not including the scope. Target at the bottom is 10 rounds at 100 yards from the right hand gun (top).

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  7. mac79912

    mac79912 Well-Known

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    SteveW,where did you get that stock?It looks awesome.I am thinking about customizing a K98 and that stock would be perfect.
     
  8. SteveW

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  9. TexasHK

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    Mausers have always been an awesome action, many, many of your sporterized rifle actions have been based on a mauser action for the better part of the last century. You can see them on Rugers, and any other custom rifle with an extractor arm on the main body of the bolt. Also, many sporterized versions still have the notch cut away from the receiver for where the stripper clips would have been fed in. In my years of hunting, I've carried a Ruger M77 with a Mauser style action and have had great success. I don't have but one mauser based action any more, but still a classic and very reliable.

    As for your question on caliber, I know many hunters who carry a 7mm Mag for deer when they feel they may have to make long shots, or want the extra power, just make sure you don't shoot shoulder shots if you intend to eat any of that part of the deer, you'll have hamburger if you do. I've carried an older Remington 700BDL in 8MM Rem Mag and have taken many deer with neck/head shots even out to 200 yards, and with those didn't mess up any meat, but those were not body shots. I have made body shots with the 8MM out in Sonora area at distances at around 350 yards with little extranious damage, but that is with distance helping. At 100 yards or so, you wouldn't want to make that same shot, I've seen it, and hamburger is the only word to describe it.

    If you like the rifle, try it out, if you shoot it well, then shot placement on game is going to be your key. Happy shooting!
     
  10. TXgolfer

    TXgolfer New Member

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    PM sent steve. Those stocks look SWEET!! Also where did you pick up your barrels?
     

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