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chris1234 08-17-2012 05:04 PM

Got me a 8 x 57 Mauser
 
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Hi Guys,

I would like to share my new toy with you, its a yugo mauser 8 x 57, in .323 cal
its in good condition and been for the reserve forces and mainly stored.
I have converted many berden cases to boxer, but any tips would be great.
Hope you like

downsouth 08-17-2012 05:08 PM

You have a fine firearm. I wish I had kept mine instead of selling it 30 years ago.

chris1234 08-17-2012 05:12 PM

Yes i have of cost $225 and shoots well at 100m and 200m with loads of 43 gr win 760, 175 gr boolit head and cci primer.

Its a joy to own and shoot

303tom 08-17-2012 05:21 PM

It`s NOT a damn toy !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

chris1234 08-17-2012 05:26 PM

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Originally Posted by 303tom (Post 907111)
Please don`t call it a (TOY)..........

Be sure you know 7.92x57 or 8x57, there is a difference.........8.08 mm / .318 (I and IR) and 8.20 / .323" (IS and IRS)

Looks like a pretty nice old Mauser, Good Luck with her..........


As i said in my thread its a .323, ok its a real rifle, but its my new toy as to speak.

I looked into this rifle and spent 3 months research and asking info before i bought and handled it.

ALWAYS TREAT A FIRE ARM WITH THE UNMOST RESPECT and caution

tacticalfun 08-17-2012 05:31 PM

Why not call it a toy? My firearms are my toys. And my truck is a toy. We have fun with our firearms...which makes them a toy. My sidearm is not a toy....my .338 lapua is a toy.

chris1234 08-17-2012 06:04 PM

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Originally Posted by tacticalfun (Post 907123)
Why not call it a toy? My firearms are my toys. And my truck is a toy. We have fun with our firearms...which makes them a toy. My sidearm is not a toy....my .338 lapua is a toy.

Yes its a toy, could i really call my new rifle, Darling. Dearest or even Duck as we say in England.

Its not a tatical killing machine in a war zone, its for fun and relaxation

cottontop 08-17-2012 06:13 PM

Good for you. I've got one just like it. It is a great rifle. I'm thinking of scoping mine and seeing what it will do w/ handloads. That will mean drilling and tapping and bolt handle modding, but there isn't much collector value in the Yugo anyway, at least not to me. I would not worry about converting Berdan primed brass to boxer, as new 8x57 brass is fairly plentiful. I make it from .30-06 brass w/ a Redding form and trim die. Have fun shooting it. I will post a photo when I complete the big conversion.
cottontop

chris1234 08-17-2012 06:34 PM

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Originally Posted by cottontop (Post 907183)
Good for you. I've got one just like it. It is a great rifle. I'm thinking of scoping mine and seeing what it will do w/ handloads. That will mean drilling and tapping and bolt handle modding, but there isn't much collector value in the Yugo anyway, at least not to me. I would not worry about converting Berdan primed brass to boxer, as new 8x57 brass is fairly plentiful. I make it from .30-06 brass w/ a Redding form and trim die. Have fun shooting it. I will post a photo when I complete the big conversion.
cottontop

Yes i would love to see the picture.

I am keeping mine open sights, its a joy to shoot.

I got given 350 plus brass cases for free and i enjoy the engineering part of convertion.

Here in england reloading items are not cheap, our market is small and most things are imported from the States, i would say, as your market is vast.

tiberius10721 08-17-2012 09:02 PM

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Originally Posted by chris1234 (Post 907100)
Hi Guys,

I would like to share my new toy with you, its a yugo mauser 8 x 57, in .323 cal
its in good condition and been for the reserve forces and mainly stored.
I have converted many berden cases to boxer, but any tips would be great.
Hope you like

225 is a good deal because that is not a Yugo mauser . Its a German k98.:D


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