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Big 5 Steyr M95/30 Sale

Discussion in 'Firearm-Related Business Discussion & Reviews' started by Joe Link, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Just wanted to give you guys a heads up, Big 5 is selling (what I believe are) Steyr M95/30's (the short ones) for $75. I'm not sure if this is a good deal or not, but figured I'd share :thumbup:
     
  2. fingolfen

    fingolfen Oregon Member

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    It's not a bad deal at all - thought I tend to be more of a Mosin hound.... :D
     
  3. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Same here, I didn't realize ammo for the Steyr was so hard to find/expensive!
     
  4. Unka-Boo

    Unka-Boo Milwaukie Active Member

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    Yup......one of the reason's they're so cheap.

    I thought about picking one up a few years ago, until I tried to find ammo....:confused:
     
  5. ZombieAssassin

    ZombieAssassin Oregon Member

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    Purchase some from http://www.southernohiogun.com when it became available. If they don't have the ammo listed on their web site, call them and they may have it for sale because they don't update their web site every day.
     
  6. Ballistic

    Ballistic Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    The M95 shoots 8x56R, which is expensive, if you can find it. It's the only reason i don't buy one. I've heard it has a "memorable" recoil.
     
  7. Joe Link

    Joe Link Portland, OR Well-Known Member Staff Member Lifetime Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    Aw, I like guns with large recoils.














































    For my friends to shoot, of course :laugh::thumbup:
     
  8. Rix

    Rix Tacoma Active Member

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    Now the real question..... is it worth it to buy one with 8x56r so hard to find/spendy?
     
  9. torpedoman

    torpedoman land of corrupt politicians Member

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    reload
     
  10. Ballistic

    Ballistic Salem, Oregon Active Member

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    All depends on what you want the gun for.

    If you want a plinker, it's not worth it. If you want an interesting, straight pull, well made, WWII rifle, it's worth it. There are only so many of them available; if you want a piece of history, it's available for cheap. And when you do buy some ammo, it still shoots!
     
  11. Hill

    Hill pnw Member

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    AND there will come a day when you will be posting about how much you regret not buying such a rifle when they were available for only $79.95...

    OR there will come a day when you will be quietly slipping in your post showing a picture of your rifle to a thread where someone is touting the wonderfulness of the gun they just bought for a then measly $400.

    See what I mean?:

    Swede bought at Big 5 for $69.95 in 1995
     
  12. BrianL

    BrianL Hermiston Active Member

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    This is my M95 that I got at Big5 on sale. I will be taking it hunting this year. I had to modify a Mosin scope mount to make it optics friendly. I will have to move the scope more forward if I want to use the clip. Other wise it will have to be a single shot. The Hornady ammo is 205gr SP, I think it cost about $25.00 a box after shipping.

    M95 005.jpg
     
  13. maksim

    maksim New Jersey New Member

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    if you really like the rifle, reload for it. I am sure it will be alot cheaper than anything else. Hardest part will be finding the casings.