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Old 10-04-2012, 11:15 PM   #1
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I just got this Huaqvarna 648 in 8x78 Mauser. It is a neat old rifle with a perfect bore. I can't believe how light it is; probably because it is made on the Swedish Model 96 action. The action is not military, but made for the commercial market. Notice there is no thumb cut out on the left side of the receiver. The scope is an old Weaver 2.5 to 7 variable. The perfect companion for this rifle. I am taking it to the range tomorrow.
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Your bolt is missing some parts!! The safety!!! Great rifles!! Just don't hot rod ammo.

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Please take a close look. An inch or so behind the bolt handle is a sliding thumb safety. It works great. I'll post a range report tomorrow.
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You've just started down a slippery slope, Swedes!! They are more addicting then any rifle I've ever owned. The Commercial ones are even nicer then the military ones. I'm also going out shooting tomorrow, w/ Swede's.

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Please take a close look. An inch or so behind the bolt handle is a sliding thumb safety. It works great. I'll post a range report tomorrow.
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Ahhh, Now I see! There is a rubberised plug that fits the hole in the shroud!
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I took the Husqvarna 8x57 to the range today. Everything I shot through it was pretty accurate. The groups were about 1" or slightly larger. That's pretty good for me with an older light rifle. Remington factory 170 grain loads shot well. My reloads w/ 170 and 200 grain bullets shot well and accurate, but middle of the road, between minimum and maximum (at least according to the manuals) were flatening out primers pretty badly and causing the bolt to get a little sticky. I will have to stick to starting loads w/ this gun, but that's ok. I will give up velocity for accuracy any day. Those starting loads were the most accurate for this rifle. I have a M98 that will handle the higher velocity stuff, though I don't think higher velocity is really needed anyway. This old Husky is a fun rifle to shoot.
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Cool gun. Do you know when it was manufactured?

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Husqvarna AKA the makers of lawn mowers and chain saws????

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Husqvarna AKA the makers of lawn mowers and chain saws????
Husqvarna started as a Military arsenal in 1689. Carl Gustav was the other arsenal. In the early 1960's CG purchased Husqvarna and then sold it all to Berretta. These are all CG or Husqvarna rifles.


1955 640 large ring FN action Husqvarna '98, 8x57, restocked w/ Boyd laminate.


1942 Husqvarna M38 sported, 6.5x55


1962 Small ring '98 Model 1600, 6.5x55


1943 M46b 9.3x57


1907 CG M96, 6.5x55
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I believe my rifle was made in the mid 1940's but I am not 100% sure.
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