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Old 04-22-2012, 12:50 AM   #1
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I've been doing some research on these surplus rifles they've been selling and would like to get one but I would like to know from someone who owns one already as what to look for and what to beware of. I don't want to get a rifle just to throw it im my gun cabinet and let it collect dust, I want to use it. The 8mm round is a very good round and would be good for hunting and for the range. The Mosin Nagant is also a good rifle and the 7.62 x 54R is a good round too. So, are these rifles they are currently selling worth buying? And what about the Yugoslavian SKS, from what research I've been doing on the internet it seems the Russian and Romainian seem to be the more sought after, they certainly are more expensive. I've fired the Chinese version of the SKS and it was a fun rifle to shoot with plenty of aftermarket accessories to trick it out, can this be done with the Yugo and Romainian SKS's?.

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I've looked into the yugo m48 a little myself. I'd like to find a good 98 Mauser to build a 416 Ruger on, or a good Winchester Model 70 action. From what I've heard the yugo Mauser wasn't heat treated right, so some care has to be taken when building high pressure rifles cartridges with them.

I'm no expert on them by any means, I just saw some for sale and did some looking into before I decided against them.

I wouldn't waste your time with Mosin Nagants. Lots of quality inexpensive rifles out there that shoot modern cartridges very well.

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I wouldn't waste your time with Mosin Nagants. Lots of quality inexpensive rifles out there that shoot modern cartridges very well.
Ignore that. The Mosin is a very good rifle. It will shoot and last forever. The accuracy isn't too good but will still shoot good enough.
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I own a yugo and I love it it's accurate and reliable and the kick isn't terrible. Only downside is being a college student and paying for the ammo but I'd choose it over a mosin but I do like the mosin it's cheap but a nice, sturdy rifle nonetheless

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If you can get a Finnish mosin pretty accurate imho, ammo is cheap $10 for a box of twenty. Mine is not same hole accurate but I can shoot a skoal can group at 100 yards with iron sights

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7.62x54R surplus ammo is cheap as hell.
Just be sure to clean up as its corrosive, not a big deal, google is your friend.

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If shooting old mil-surp at the range is your thing, that's fine. All I'm saying is if you ever want off the range to say go hunting, for not much more money you can get a modern firearm shooting modern non corrosive ammo. Howa, Marlin, Tikka, all great inexpensive options.

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I am a Mauser nut. The Yugo rifles are fine, very strong intermediate action. The 24/47 tends to be more accurate IMHO. The 24/47 and M48 are based on the FN M24. The 91/30 is a good rifle, but accuracy ussually does not come close to a Mauser. That being said I have a few 91/30's that are great rifles, but they were made for minute of man accuracy, not a bench shooter.

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I am a Mauser nut. The Yugo rifles are fine, very strong intermediate action. The 24/47 tends to be more accurate IMHO. The 24/47 and M48 are based on the FN M24. The 91/30 is a good rifle, but accuracy ussually does not come close to a Mauser. That being said I have a few 91/30's that are great rifles, but they were made for minute of man accuracy, not a bench shooter.
What is the difference between the M48/M24 and the 98? Like I said earlier, I'd love to find a Mauser in good condition to build a 416 Ruger on, but all I know is the 98 is the good one.
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What is the difference between the M48/M24 and the 98? Like I said earlier, I'd love to find a Mauser in good condition to build a 416 Ruger on, but all I know is the 98 is the good one.
The 24/47 and M48 use an intermediate length action. I'm not sure about the OAL of the .416 Ruger, If it is the same as 8x57, it will fit. The '98 action is great. The idea behind the 24 action is that is should be more ridged since it is slightly shorter.
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