Originally Posted by fisher77
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.