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greetings im new here,,,, and have a question im off to .... to big 5 to pick up a Steyer M95 bolt action ,,,,for sale price of $69.00 are theese pretty good weapons ,, i dont know much about guns ,,, so any info would ,,,be greatley appericated thanks JB
 

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welcome to the forum!
i'm not too sure about your question
but i'm sure one of the many knowledgeable people here will assist you
hope you come to like it here
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It's an austrian made c&r rifle that shoots 8x56R ammo. JG Sales has them for $90, so you are getting a GREAT deal on it. I don't know how they shoot, but it would be nice to collect either way.

If you want a dependable shooter, look for a russian made mosin nagant. They can be found for $75 to $150 and will be fun and dependable to shoot!
 

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Your biggest problem will be finding ammo for it. It's still the least pricey of the milsurps, but no bullets = no gun. Big 5 doesn't seem to carry the ammo. I was in Big 5 today and see that the 91/30 is also on sale. A few dollars more, but the ammo is available on the shelf there.
 

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...I was in Big 5 today and see that the 91/30 is also on sale. A few dollars more, but the ammo is available on the shelf there.
I also saw they had the 91/30 on sale for a good price. If they weren't 2 hours away from me, I'd pick one up today! That's a fair deal for one.
 

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I Opted for the M91/30

I looked at the 95 the sales,,guy/// also said finding ammo for it would be a problem so got the 91/30 brought it home this weekend it looks pretty good ill clean it up this week and take it out for a test drive ......
 

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I looked at the 95 the sales,,guy/// also said finding ammo for it would be a problem so got the 91/30 brought it home this weekend it looks pretty good ill clean it up this week and take it out for a test drive ......
lucky you!!! Now you own a piece of history.
 

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Your biggest problem will be finding ammo for it. It's still the least pricey of the milsurps, but no bullets = no gun. Big 5 doesn't seem to carry the ammo. I was in Big 5 today and see that the 91/30 is also on sale. A few dollars more, but the ammo is available on the shelf there.

Unless you reload like me. Then they aren't much more than any other ammo. I got brass and Hornady soft point bullets from Graf And Sons. I use the same powder (H4895) to reload both my 8X56R and my 7.62X54R for my Mosins.
 

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Unless you reload like me. Then they aren't much more than any other ammo. I got brass and Hornady soft point bullets from Graf And Sons. I use the same powder (H4895) to reload both my 8X56R and my 7.62X54R for my Mosins.
Yes, but the OP doesn't seem like he's someone who's ready to get into handloading. If the price was his original motivation for buying the Steyr, I doubt he'd be much willing to put out the money to get a complete setup to start making his own ammo. If he was going to buy no other rifle except that one, then I'd encourage him to get the press, dies, and components....
 

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i have one also had it for 15 + years. Got one box of ammo at a show in mi about 10 years ago havn't seen any since. cost a lot then.
 

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Ain't no ammo problem for mine.:D I reload for that caliber. And my reloads don't have the nasty corrosive primers milsurps have.
 

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I have had several of those rifles, both in full length & carbine models. I really like the stright-pull action on these. Ammo used to be easy & cheap to find, but seems to be hard to get, now. There used to be a shop in the Rockies area that carried these rifles & reloaded ammo for them. They had many hunters in the area who used them. I will try to " joggle " my brain to try & remember the name. An extensive search for " 8 x 56R ammunition " should bring some results. I no longer have any ammo.
 

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ammo

if your going to get in to guns you should find the big mailorder houses .
numrich ,sarco, springfield sporters.to name a few.also the mailorder ammo suppliers,like grafs,natcheze,and the reloading companys.midsouthshooters,midway,ect.
new ammo and cases are being made. :rolleyes:
 

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if your going to get in to guns you should find the big mailorder houses .
numrich ,sarco, springfield sporters.to name a few.also the mailorder ammo suppliers,like grafs,natcheze,and the reloading companys.midsouthshooters,midway,ect.
new ammo and cases are being made. :rolleyes:
And get yourself a C&R license so you don't have to pay a transfer fee to an 001 holder.
 

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if your going to get in to guns you should find the big mailorder houses .
numrich ,sarco, springfield sporters.to name a few.also the mailorder ammo suppliers,like grafs,natcheze,and the reloading companys.midsouthshooters,midway,ect.
new ammo and cases are being made. :rolleyes:
And to make it even better, Numrich, Midway, and Graf And Sons all have C&R License holder discounts!:D
 

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J&G sales has Bulgarian 8x56R in stock now.
That is an outrageous price!! I sold a mint 1917 Steyr carbine I bought still in paper w/ 400 rounds of ammo 2 years ago for $250.00. No en-bloks either.. A 250 round can was $80.00 just 3 years ago.

 
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