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fisher77 07-09-2009 06:20 AM

Steyr M95??
 
I have been looking at a m95 at big5 for a 100.00. I know the ammo is hard to get. I have found a local dealer that can order 8x56r from Hornady for 26.00 for a 20 round box. Is this rifle worth owning? Would it be pratical to reload for this? What is all of your opinions on this rifle? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

M14sRock 07-09-2009 02:27 PM

It is a great rifle, but does have "a bit" of recoil. Ha.

The original ammo can still be found online, but the Hornady is the way to go. And you will probably want to reload for it, as well.

indy_kid 07-09-2009 05:06 PM

Imho...
 
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Originally Posted by fisher77 (Post 126638)
I have been looking at a m95 at big5 for a 100.00. I know the ammo is hard to get. I have found a local dealer that can order 8x56r from Hornady for 26.00 for a 20 round box. Is this rifle worth owning? Would it be pratical to reload for this? What is all of your opinions on this rifle? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

The issue isn't the ammo, but the CLIPS that are required. These are hard to come by, and tend to be expensive. Look around to see if you can find those before you think about buying the rifle.

Spend the money on a nice Mosin-Nagant 1891 or 91/30, or one of the old Mausers. Ammo is plentiful for both.

I'd never go near the M95 again, regardless of the price. You'll spend $100 for the rifle, and another $100+ for 4-5 clips (they hold 5 rounds each). No one ever talks about the clips; that should be a big red flag to you.

m72law 07-09-2009 05:53 PM

reloading for this rifle IS the only way to go...if you plan on shooting it alot?

indy kid is right about the 5rd clips for these rifles...i bought 2 off ebay a while back for 30.00bucks...thought that was a good deal?...should've waiting...a friend of mine i bought the rifle from called me up a few weeks ago,told me he was cleaning some crap out and ran across 20 or so of these clips...lucky me..:rolleyes:& a bunch of grafsnsons brass...;) anyways if you dont reload for this rifle unless you are rich...by all means shoot it until your shoulder cant take anymore!..of course if your an average size person you prob want shoot it much...like M14rocks said...it does have some recoil..:D

fisher77 07-09-2009 10:41 PM

Thanks for all the help. Can you tell me what the rifling should look like? I looked at it and i really dont know what I am looking for:confused:

M14sRock 07-10-2009 02:37 AM

The rifling should look bright and crisp. If it is frosty, but you can still see the lands and grooves, it will probably shoot fine. But I'd check the chamber and bolt face for damage/pitting.

I guess I lucked out, all the Nazi ammo I have for it is on clips. I did not know they were so expensive.

I prefer my K31 to my M95 by a huge margin. But the M95 is light and short. Get the dies and load your own ammo.

fisher77 07-10-2009 03:58 PM

Thanks M14sRock I look at that real close.


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