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Default Been thinking of a K98 Mauser

And a Garand...and a M1A...and an AK....and a M1 Carbine...

What's the general consensus of these? Is it advisable to get one with a scope? Would it decrease value to drill and tap one of these babies? Is ammo easy to find? Where is a reputable website to get them from? How far out can they reach? Is there a better model than a K98? So many questions, so little time

They are real lookers and getting one has been on my mind for some time now I just wanted to hear from people with personal experience and things to look for before buying another fantastic WWII rifle.

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I don't favor semi autos at all so I can't help you with those, but as far as a K98 Mauser goes, most are great shooters and highly collectable. The "K" means it is the shorter carbine version of the 98 Mauser. If the receiver is drilled and tapped for a scope mount, then all of your collector value is gone. However, if you are young with good eyes, you should be able to get pretty good accuracy with the original open sights at 50 to 100 yards. You could also get a scope mount that mounts directly to the rear sight and allows a long eye relief or "scout" type scope to be installed so that no drilling or tapping is required and the collector value is not compromised. The K98 fires an 8x57 or 8mm Mauser round. The round is still loaded by several of the large ammo companies, though it is loaded mild as a factory load. A handloader can load it to its full potential. It is a great round that will do anything a .30-06 will do and even more with heavier bullets. Military ammo used to be cheap and plentiful but is drying up as of late. One of my 8x57 rifles is one of the most accurate rifles I own, though it is a Husqvarna built on the M96 action. You might consider a M48 Yugo rifle which is basically a shortened M98. They are extremely well made and strong and are selling for a very reasonable price at the moment. Check out gunbroker.com.
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Thanks for the info. If I were to get a scope I would probably get the long eye relief mount you're talking about. I've seen them for the Mosin but I've never actually used a scout scope before and have heard mixed reviews on them. Do you have any personal experience using one before?

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No, sorry to say, but I have never used a scout scope. I have heard that they are ok, just take some getting used to. I am a traditional scope guy and some habits are hard to break, especially for grouchy old farts like me.
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I had a scout scope on a beat up old 91/30 its not exactly high magnification but it gets the job done well. I had no complaints abput it

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I had a great Mouser years ago. But she ran off with a raccoon!

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I don't favor semi autos at all so I can't help you with those, but as far as a K98 Mauser goes, most are great shooters and highly collectable. The "K" means it is the shorter carbine version of the 98 Mauser. If the receiver is drilled and tapped for a scope mount, then all of your collector value is gone. However, if you are young with good eyes, you should be able to get pretty good accuracy with the original open sights at 50 to 100 yards. You could also get a scope mount that mounts directly to the rear sight and allows a long eye relief or "scout" type scope to be installed so that no drilling or tapping is required and the collector value is not compromised. The K98 fires an 8x57 or 8mm Mauser round. The round is still loaded by several of the large ammo companies, though it is loaded mild as a factory load. A handloader can load it to its full potential. It is a great round that will do anything a .30-06 will do and even more with heavier bullets. Military ammo used to be cheap and plentiful but is drying up as of late. One of my 8x57 rifles is one of the most accurate rifles I own, though it is a Husqvarna built on the M96 action. You might consider a M48 Yugo rifle which is basically a shortened M98. They are extremely well made and strong and are selling for a very reasonable price at the moment. Check out gunbroker.com.
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The most accurate '98 variants I've owned have been Yugo 24/47's. You can use a scout mount if you desire, but they are accurate enough without them. You can't mount a standard scope on them without a smith modifing the bolt handle. Here is a 1945 DOU K98k w/ a low turret mount.


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Codes on 24/47's to look for. TRZ1. 5.TRZ

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Thje Raccoon ate the cat!!
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The most accurate '98 variants I've owned have been Yugo 24/47's. You can use a scout mount if you desire, but they are accurate enough without them. You can't mount a standard scope on them without a smith modifing the bolt handle. Here is a 1945 DOU K98k w/ a low turret mount.

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Codes on 24/47's to look for. TRZ1. 5.TRZ

Thje Raccoon ate the cat!!
Those are nice rifles...what do they usually go for?
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2 to 250 more than that and your not really getting much of a deal

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