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Old 11-02-2010, 12:34 AM   #11
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JTJ remeber all those ads in the magazines before 68 and how cheap things were as you said. I get a kick out of all the people now going ape over a Nagant we wouldnr have even considered one with all the 98,o3's and 17's back then. those daya are gone but will never be forgotten.

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Better be careful stating that the .303 Brit can take Caribou.
The 303 has taken every game animal in Africa. I dont think a caribou would be any harder. It was stated after WW1 that the Germans had the best hunting rifle, the Americans had the best target rifle and the Brits had the best battle rifle. The people that designed the SMLE knew a lot about fighting wars and they did a good job.
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The 8mm Mauser is hard to beat. Ammo is also cheap. I would but a 98k Mauser if I had the choice. The SkS and the Enfield are good rifles. I have them all but please have the one you buy head spaced.The Endfields are easy to fix. The Mauser would be expensive to fix.

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One would think so, but after correcting the headspace on a couple of my own Enfields, I would have to respectfully disagree with that statement. Unless you have an unlimited supply of barrels, bolt bodies and bolt heads to pick and chose from like the military did - getting the proper clearances and timing of the bolt head takes a bit of work actually when you have a limited supply of parts to chose from.

Just try finding a #3 bolt head these days.....

Been there, done that, and had to machine it afterward to get the timing right. Easy you say?
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One would think so, but after correcting the headspace on a couple of my own Enfields, I would have to respectfully disagree with that statement. Unless you have an unlimited supply of barrels, bolt bodies and bolt heads to pick and chose from like the military did - getting the proper clearances and timing of the bolt head takes a bit of work actually when you have a limited supply of parts to chose from.

Just try finding a #3 bolt head these days.....

Been there, done that, and had to machine it afterward to get the timing right. Easy you say?

That is a great point!! One should look for a matching rifle w/ a 0,1 bolt head, that way if it does have an issue, you have a way out that is easily fixed, so to speak. No4 is pretty easy.

We need a sticky on this kind of stuff.
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Good catch JTJ. The K31 is a great rifle.

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Good catch JTJ. The K31 is a great rifle.
To bad the surplus ammo is soooo expensive!! Just a few years ago surplus was $12.00 per 60 round pack (.20). Now .75 to $1.20 is the norm per round. if you don't reload you are SOL.
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7.5x55 new mfg $149/200 shipped.
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Slug the barrel. A worn barrel may accept .308/7.62mm bullets NOT loaded rounds.

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I have a re-arsenaled Yugo 98k and a Mk 4#1 both great shooters. Hunting I take the Enfield. The cheapest commercial ammo I have found is Private Partizan which you can get in 8mm & 303 for under $18. I only paid $150 for the Mauser and $170 for the Enfield 2 years ago. Both in great condition.
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7.5x55 new mfg $149/200 shipped.
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Slug the barrel. A worn barrel may accept .308/7.62mm bullets NOT loaded rounds.

.75 a round!! Why would it take a worn "barrel" (bore) to accept .308 bullets. 7.5 is .308! Metric measures the lands, not the grooves! Does anyone have a clue around here!!! 2nd thread I've posted this on today! F..ing dangerous sh!t. If you own a firearm, learn the real deal before posting!!!!!
Update, here is the link. http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f18/military-surplus-german-98k-wwii-where-get-33854/
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