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Old 01-08-2010, 10:25 PM   #11
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1895 Mauser is a small ring 95 action. The were built in Germany for export, some also in Belgium, 7x57 Mauser. Quite a few countries re-barreled them for 7.62x51 Nato, not .308.
In many respects it is similar to the Spanish Civil Guardia, another 7x57 converted to 7.62x51. Used w/ the correct 147gr Nato round they will last a life time. Standard .308 ammo is not a good idea w/ these rifles.

If you are looking for parts, try Numrich or Sarco.
I have or have had 2- 95 action, 2- 93 action, 6- 96 action, and 5- 98 action Mauser Military rifles.

Robo gave good advice for factory ammo.

This is labeled as nato AND .308, I assume because nato rounds can work in a .308 chamber, but .308 winchester isn't recommended for a nato rifle? What thread can you direct me to regarding nato vs .308? I've shot lots of calibers, but this is my first attempt at .308/nato and would like to familiarize myself with it...
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This article has been around a while. 7.62x51mm NATO or 308 Winchester? What's the Difference?

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This article has been around a while. 7.62x51mm NATO or 308 Winchester? What's the Difference?
Thanks! I'll read it right now...
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a from the quote the web site: The worst case scenario for shooters of 7.62 NATO rifles is as follows: Using a commercially made, maximum pressure cartridge with long headspace, fired from a weak action (ex. converted 93/95 Mausers). help me understand this. if i can fire max pressure 308 rounds y bother buying the reduced loads??

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The problem w/ high pressure loads is what they do over time, not what they do immediately. You may crack a bolt lug, receiver w/ extended use. Remember, your face is behind that bolt.

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