Can I use modern ammo in a K98?

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by DerHund15, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. DerHund15

    DerHund15 New Member

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    The barrel looks great, just a little dirty as does the bore. Can I use modern ammo in the rifle? Is it safe,
     
  2. ArmyGuy

    ArmyGuy New Member

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    I am no expert, but I have an old GEW 98 that I fire newly manufactured rounds through. It is by no means in great shape meaning you can definitely see pitting and stuff from what I would assume to be corrosive ammo. I've never had a problem with it though, shoots great every time.
     

  3. ArmyGuy

    ArmyGuy New Member

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    Although, if you have any doubt at all just have gunsmith check it out first.
     
  4. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Original German ammo was fairly hot, I shoot Turkish 7.92x57 that is really hot. You will be fine w/ any modern ammo. The K98 is the standard that all bolt guns that came afterwards strive to be. Where are you located?
     
  5. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    If your 8mm Mauser Rifle is in good shape there is no doubt that it will handle modern manufacturer 8mm Mauser Ammunition. The Mauser action is one of the finest ever designed for the time. And if you notice a lot of modern rifles have a very similar bolt with some slight changes. One of the new Remington Rifle Models uses a Mauser type bolt. Parker Hale of the UK used the Mauser type bolt and there are many others! Check the rifle out and have fun. If you have any problems cleaning out the barrel get you some Sweets 7.62 Solvent!
    It is bad stuff (as in good!) but do not mix it with any other solvent in the bore when using. Also do not leave it in there for more than 10-15 minutes at a time before dry patching it out. It has a very strong ammonia concentrate! Repeat the process until the bore is clean and then be sure to dry patch any of the 7.62 residue from the barrel. First few times you let it set and work you will be the most beautiful Blue Green color on your patch after letting it set for a few minutes. That is the copper, powder and other residue being dissolved. But it will work on even the stubbornness of barrels as far as removing crud. After you get the bore completely free from any of it's residue. Be sure and run a lube down the bore a few times then patch out the excess lube and you are good to go! Good luck on that new Mauser they are great guns! There also have been too many of the good military models cut down and customized! Makes me want to cry!


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  6. DerHund15

    DerHund15 New Member

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    I'm located in Nevada. I'm testing it out today with some ammunition I bought at a gun show. Thanks for your help. :)
     
  7. DerHund15

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    Thank you very much! I'll be testing it out today, can't wait to see how it goes. I'll pick up some of that as well, thanks for your help. :)
     
  8. jpattersonnh

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  10. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Yes.............