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Wanting suggestions for a mil-surp in 7x57... Mauser? Others? Whats out there? :)
 

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Get a Remington Rolling Block 7m/m military rifle. I bought one and it shot excellent.
 

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Hard to believe what the Spanish short rifles are selling for now. I bought my first for $75 and the 2nd for $125. They are great little rifles, but dang...$300?
 
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Whats the chances of me finding a semi-auto Mondragon?? ;)
About the same as me finding an unfired Remington Mosin Nagant for the same price as a regular Mosin. :D :(

Mondragons occasionally (kind of rarely) come up for sale, but the prices are really high. :(
 

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I had the chance to buy a (supposedly) German Kreigsmarine WWII 7mm K98 used on a U-boat... It was ROUGH, had a good bore though.:rolleyes: He only wanted $60, I passed on it and bought a No.4 Mk.1 Enfield from him instead.
 

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I just happen to have come across some ammo and dies for 7mm... The Mexican Mauser at the LGS was in awesome condition compared to what ive seen on the 'net... But Im really not that fond of it, theres plenty of other mil-surps id rather have.. If I were to get a Mauser Id rather have a German one..
 

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I wish these smugglers south of the border would drop a Mondragon instead of these SKS's and AK's!!!! ;) (Hey a guy can dream, cant he.... :p )
 

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Don't waste you money on a Model 93 or 95 Mauser. If you must have a 7MM, spend the money and get a Model 1908 Brazilian mauser. If you resell it, it will have a much better resale value than the others.
 

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I know this is not what you were asking, but if you went with 7.62 x 54R, you could buy a decent, factory refurbed rifle and 880 rounds of ammo for $300.00. (for both!)
 

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My grandmother's deer rifle is a '95 Mauser. It's a gentle shooter. But needs to use factory ammo or lower pressure reloads. Kind of like a slightly flatter shooting .30-30 with better sectional density and ballistic coefficient. If you could find a '98 action rifle chambered in 7x57mm you can use high pressure loads that really wring more performance out of the round.
 

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My grandmother's deer rifle is a '95 Mauser. It's a gentle shooter. But needs to use factory ammo or lower pressure reloads. Kind of like a slightly flatter shooting .30-30 with better sectional density and ballistic coefficient. If you could find a '98 action rifle chambered in 7x57mm you can use high pressure loads that really wring more performance out of the round.
That is an old wives tale. The Boers used 1893 Mauser and were shooting Brit soldiers out to 500 yards w/ open sights. Sure you can hot rod a '98 action, but at what cost? The SD and BC make even in a moderate load a great 300 yard hunter. Hmm, .30-30 is a 150 yard rifle at best. The 7x57, 300 yards. BS.
 

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I know this is not what you were asking, but if you went with 7.62 x 54R, you could buy a decent, factory refurbed rifle and 880 rounds of ammo for $300.00. (for both!)
I already have a Mosin...
I if I were to get another 7.62x54, it would be a Winchester 1895 or a SVD, and Im not close to being able to afford one of them yet!!! :(

I think the one I seen in the LGS was a Mexican 1910 Mauser?
 

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That is an old wives tale. The Boers used 1893 Mauser and were shooting Brit soldiers out to 500 yards w/ open sights. Sure you can hot rod a '98 action, but at what cost? The SD and BC make even in a moderate load a great 300 yard hunter. Hmm, .30-30 is a 150 yard rifle at best. The 7x57, 300 yards. BS.
Rereading my post I can see it would be confusing. I didn't mean it was ballistic ally the same as a .30-30 but it is a gentle kicking rifle like a .30-30.

It is also flatter shooting than a .30-30 which is a benefit.

Factory Remington and US factory ammo is loaded short of the rounds potential. The reason they claim for doing so is the many other actions out there.

If I wanted to really work up loads or fees the gun a steady diet of hotter loads, I'd still go with a '98 action.

My grandmother's '95 has been run on factory ammo for the last few decades and is still a very good shooter. I do find it a very pleasant rifle to shoot compared to a Mosin Nagant or an Enfield.

Sorry I'd I rushed in my earlier post and made it confusing.
 

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Hmmm, perhaps a Brasil model 1908 98 mauser in 7x57. One of these you should be able to find for a reasonable price. Have one myself and while I do not shoot it often (have lots of other rifles to shoot), its a decent rifle that shoots well. By the way, 7x57 cartridge and its little brothers, the 6mm Remington and the 257Roberts are some of my favorites to shoot.
 

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If memory serves me correctly, I bought a 7mm Mauser from SOG a while back.
 

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Rereading my post I can see it would be confusing. I didn't mean it was ballistic ally the same as a .30-30 but it is a gentle kicking rifle like a .30-30.

It is also flatter shooting than a .30-30 which is a benefit.

Factory Remington and US factory ammo is loaded short of the rounds potential. The reason they claim for doing so is the many other actions out there.

If I wanted to really work up loads or fees the gun a steady diet of hotter loads, I'd still go with a '98 action.

My grandmother's '95 has been run on factory ammo for the last few decades and is still a very good shooter. I do find it a very pleasant rifle to shoot compared to a Mosin Nagant or an Enfield.

Sorry I'd I rushed in my earlier post and made it confusing.
I don't think the 91/30 or Enfield are hard recoiling by any means, but I understand what you mean. I love my 1896 and 1938 Swedes, even my small ring '98 action in 6.5x55. You can shoot them all day. There is a certain comfort zone w/ an accurate light recoiling rifle that packs a good punch.
Sorry, I had to go back to a book I have that talks about Bell and his Africian hunts. He loved that 7x57.
 

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My 7x57 Mauser

Is a Belgian FN Mauser. I see them for around $200. quality compares to the Sweede Mausers. (IMHO)
 
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