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Old 11-23-2011, 11:14 PM   #31
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What would be a good Mauser to get? Is there a 8mm Mauser with the mannlicher stock? I like the way those stocks look..

What about a "sniper" Mauser?

Ive found about 30 rds. between the last two times ive gone shooting... (and about 20 reloadable 7.62x54r, SCORE!!)
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A 24/47 is about the best they get as far as Military rifles. For a R8, $1000.00. For a true Sniper w/ original scope, $3000.00 to 30,000.00
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Ok, I think I have narrowed it down to a few choices.

yugo m48 mauser-8mm ($305)

I'm kind of leaning towards the mauser. I read up on the 8mm and it is supposed to be simular to the 30-06. It has about the same kick, and certain loads (european military) can match the 30-06.
I picked up these 2 Yugo M-48's from Mitchell's about 5 years ago. Both are very accurate, and came with bayonets and all of the accessories. I believe Mitchell's still has them. The 8 MM Mauser is very close ballistically to the .30-06, and ammo is everywhere.

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I think for 3500 euros, I would go with a real dragunov or a barrett .50 cal
Man, I'd love to have a Dragunov!!!!! Drool, drool, drool!!
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I'm a new owner of a Yugo 59/66. I've only run 40 rounds through it so far but it had some minor issues that I hope to have corrected. You can pick up some Wolf ammo for about $4.99/20.

I bought a spam can at the last gun show, now just need some time to run some more though it. Hope the weather is good this weekend.
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I picked up these 2 Yugo M-48's from Mitchell's about 5 years ago. Both are very accurate, and came with bayonets and all of the accessories. I believe Mitchell's still has them. The 8 MM Mauser is very close ballistically to the .30-06, and ammo is everywhere.

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That is a really pretty gun. I hope mine looks that good.

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Man, I'd love to have a Dragunov!!!!! Drool, drool, drool!!
Thats one of the few guns I would ever concider paying several thousand dollars for. I would love a Russian SVD but I don't think I would ever beable to pay the $6000-$10000 price.

I've heard the Tiger carbines are good too. (basically a sporter vesion of the SVD) They are about $1800-$2800

I really plan on getting a Romanian PSL since it may be the only one I could afford. It's not a true Dragunov, more of a marksman's AK. They are about $900.


This site has a lot of info on Dragunovs. http://www.dragunov.net/faq.html

1. Dragunov SVD
2. Dragunov SVD Tiger Carbine
3. Romanian PSL
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I'm a new owner of a Yugo 59/66. I've only run 40 rounds through it so far but it had some minor issues that I hope to have corrected. You can pick up some Wolf ammo for about $4.99/20.

I bought a spam can at the last gun show, now just need some time to run some more though it. Hope the weather is good this weekend.
Sounds like a good rifle. What were the issues?
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I have had several of the Yugo Mausers along with a lot of other mausers over the years. The 24/47 is the most accurate mauser Ive ever personally used except perhaps for the Swedish 6.5X55 long rifle.
There has been a lot of surplus 8mm around, dunno how cheap it is at the moment. The US-made 8mm Mauser is way down-loaded, ok for deer but with much less punch than the rifle was designed for. Much of the fmj 198 gr spitzer BT and warm. Sellier and Bellot also sell some hot soft point which tke down deer and probable elk or bear every efficiently. Reloading for the 7.92X57 is certainly a viable option. Ive toyed with the idea of pulling the fmj and replacing with a soft point of the SAME WEIGHT for hunting. The Sierra 198 gr spitzer boat-tail can be loaded up to Euro-standards for the cartridge and take about anything on this continent out as far as one can shoot.
The only limitation is the sights. Some use the ghost ring or a peep, others go the whole hog and scope them. In any event they are a solid and useful weapon and with the Euro ammo they take down the target, be it flesh or metal. They are far classier and have a better safety than the MN rifles. Not as cheap- ya pays yer money and takes yer chances!
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