my Gew 98 project

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by wardog99s, Sep 12, 2009.

  1. wardog99s

    wardog99s New Member

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    well, in march of 09 i started a little project, i bought a Mauser gew98 mod-1916 in 8mm;
    for $75. I'm making it my hunting rife.

    it was sporter-ized, the stock was painted black (ugh).
    here is a pic what it did look like.
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    well i striped the paint off the stock, and stained it; making it look like this
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    now I'm putting a scout scope mounts on it, but I'm having trouble finding an affordable scout scope, any suggestions on where to find one?
     
  2. JiroZero713

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    That's a weird looking mauser.


    If I was you I'd get the ATI stock....since I like the futuristic look....but I'd read review first.
     

  3. M14sRock

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    Good luck with your build! Keep posting pics. You might pick up a decent used scout scope from ebarf or GB, if you look around.

    I did one a couple of years back with a beat up Turkish Mauser from Big5. Large ring 98.

    I went with an Aimpoint Comp ML3 (2MOA), but can also mount a Meopta 6x42 which is in Leupold QRW rings. Stock is a cheapie Hogue overmolded, painted with Aluma Hyde 2.
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  4. wardog99s

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    well i got my mounts, looks nice.
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  5. wardog99s

    wardog99s New Member

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    it's not weird, it's old as hell.
     
  6. wardog99s

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    I "Jerry-rigged" a sling together, from an leather belt that i never used..

    'a Jerry-Rig for a Jerry rifle."
     
  7. JiroZero713

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    Just looks weird to me. Old has nothing to do with it.
     
  8. wardog99s

    wardog99s New Member

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    well i finished it.
    got a scope and rings and put it on my old boy, a Simmons pro-hunter handgun scope 3-6x32mm, on weaver rings

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  9. M14sRock

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    Have you fired it yet? How does it shoot? Do you get a decent cheek weld, or is it more of a chin weld?
     
  10. wardog99s

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    not fired it yet, ether Tuesday or Wednesday i will go shooting:), it's a good cheek weld more like a jaw weld lol
     
  11. Robert NC

    Robert NC New Member

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    Good looking rifle after you got the crap off. Why anyone would have painted it black. Have one bought about 30 years ago. Still shoots good and I like it. Wish I could find another one at the price I paid back then.
     
  12. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Gun projects are fun and are learning experiences. :cool: Let us know how it shoots.
     
  13. wardog99s

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    What made you pick that scope? price? what?

    price, only $152.00 vs. $199.99 and up.
    and convenience
     
  14. wardog99s

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    i might even have video of it.
     
  15. wardog99s

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    well, couple of days ago i was at Ben Avery's shooting range.
    i was sighting in my old German dog. and wow.
    it's was accurate, powerful, and fun. all most finished with the sighting, because i had to go to work later that day.

    i had a two misfires, the primer or powder didn't go off.
    i used 165gr FMG Yugoslav surplus ammo.
    it kicks like a mule but it's manageable.

    (post videos when done editing them together)
     
  16. ymmas

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    once you get it sighted in and can spend some time with it i think you are really going to love it, i have one set up allmost a clone to yours the 8x57 is one helluva round it will drop anything that gets in its way!!
    ymmas
     
  17. group17

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    Did the same thing with my yugo.
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    Found a great combo deal on AIM scope rings and rail for $50.
    Scope really helps.
     
  18. wardog99s

    wardog99s New Member

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    what recoil pad is that?
     
  19. group17

    group17 New Member

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    It's a Limb Saver
     
  20. ymmas

    ymmas New Member

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    mauser

    no way around it, they do kick like a mule,funny how you dont feel it when you relize hey i hit it and its down!!!!!!!!! they dont get back up from a 196 grain 8x57 for being so old its one helluva round
    ymmas in the flint hills