Let's see a show of hands for who likes the mauser 98

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  1. AndyinEverson

    AndyinEverson
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    Yep those JC Higgins are a nice rifle.
    Like you I had one and foolishly traded it off.
    On the plus side when you do see 'em for sale , they are affordable.
    So maybe I'll be posting a "Hey check out my new to me JC Higgins..." LOL!
    Andy
     
  2. jbett98

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    My only complaint with these actions is the safeties. They're not as easy to operate or as quiet as a Winchester model 70 style.
    Looking back, when I was shopping for a new trigger for my model 50, I should have opted for the side switch style and replaced the rear safety with the blank spacer part.
    I would have needed to remove some of the stock to make that work, so I decided to keep the stock in it's original condition.
     
  3. MountainBear

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    Ed LaPour manufactures Winchester-style 3-position safeties | Ed LaPour GunSmithing

    This fixes the issues with the flag safeties. I don't mind them in an iron sighted rifle, but for a scoped rifle, this safety accomplishes the same mechanical purpose of separating the cocking piece and the sear when on safe, but in a more convenient location.

    The safety type and positive extraction mean more to me than CRF. I doubt I'll ever need to rack a round in my rifle while hanging upside down from a tree like a monkey, although I suppose it's nice to know you could...
     
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    Oh, this one should be mildly entertaining. Mauser 98 with a Rhineland Arms .45 acp conversion kit.

    It is, in theory, shootable now. But I still need to make sure the feeding is okay (never perfect with these), secure the sights, and put a handguard, band, and bayonet lug on. After all, who doesn't need a bayonet lug on a .45acp Mauser 98?

    And for all you purists out there, this action (VZ24) had no barrel when I got it, the sights were an eBay, the stock an already sportered blasphemy. So no original rifles were harmed in the making of this... thing...

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  5. mhinagoya

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    A recent build on a 1950s FN Mauser action. 22-6mm, Chamber reamer by PT&G, Barrel made and installed by Benchmark Barrels, Jard Trigger, Boyd's stock, Millett / ADE glass.

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    30-06. Bought it sporterized like this decades ago. I'm curious what those 4 digits represent, stamped crookedly on the receiver. Is that maybe a serial number put there by whomever re-barreled it?
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  7. orygun

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    That's purdy! Is it for paper, critters, or both?
     
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  8. mhinagoya

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    It was purpose built around the 75 grain Hornady Amax, as a 1200 yard coyote rifle. It will push those 75 grain bullets at 4,000 fps.
    22-6mm on the left, .243 Winchester on the right.
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  9. mhinagoya

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    25-06 built on an Interarms Mark X action. 28" semi bull barrel made and installed by Benchmark. HS Precision stock, 12 oz trigger by Jard, Meopta glass. Rifle weighs over 13 pounds.
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  10. mhinagoya

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    Critters only. The 22-6mm is a barrel burner. About 1000 shots per barrel (if you're careful). At Benchmark's prices, that's about a dollar a shot, just for the barrel.
     
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    I can guess from the picture you posted that this is true.

    But, so what?!? That's a screamin' round. Wow!
     
  12. Ruger Rich

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    Damn guys, I'd like to wade in on this. But, it would probably bring the server down.
     
  13. jpretle

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    Been shooting a Mauser for the last 30 years. I have several times attempted to wean myself from my Mausers, but can't seem to get it done. I have 2 in the works now.
    Not sure there is a cure for 'Mauseritis'.
     
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  14. RVTECH

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    Only one for me - an 'old' Santa Barbara made kit rifle from CVA I built many years ago in .243 Winchester. Always been a tackdriver and I recently put a new scope on it ab began shooting it again. I'll get a pic of it up.
     
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