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#6024300 - 11/11/15 07:19 PM Re barrel 98 mauser
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I just bought a German 98 mauser. The action and bolt are great. The rifle shoots real bad. Yes I cleaned it.
Looking for a good gunsmith around DFW to re barrel this rifle. Thanks
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#6024327 - 11/11/15 07:32 PM Re: Re barrel 98 mauser [Re: THETEXAN]
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8mm?
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#6024426 - 11/11/15 08:12 PM Re: Re barrel 98 mauser [Re: tth_40]
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Yes sir. 1944 German 98 mauser 8mm.
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#6024429 - 11/11/15 08:13 PM Re: Re barrel 98 mauser [Re: THETEXAN]
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Sounds like a good reason to build a custom if you aren't attached to the nostalgia. wink

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#6024430 - 11/11/15 08:14 PM Re: Re barrel 98 mauser [Re: THETEXAN]
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The one out by Ray Hubbard. I forget his name every time. Dang it.
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#6024436 - 11/11/15 08:17 PM Re: Re barrel 98 mauser [Re: THETEXAN]
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Good action. What does the rifling look like? Also, what ammo did you use?
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#6024494 - 11/11/15 08:39 PM Re: Re barrel 98 mauser [Re: THETEXAN]
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The thing ain't ever gonna shoot. I'll give you $100 for it though. angel
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#6024495 - 11/11/15 08:40 PM Re: Re barrel 98 mauser [Re: RiverRider]
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The thing ain't ever gonna shoot. I'll give you $100 for it though. angel

I'll give you $100 and some lone star light.

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#6024576 - 11/11/15 09:19 PM Re: Re barrel 98 mauser [Re: THETEXAN]
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Should shoot 198-200 gr. well.

If its all original I would think twice before I replaced the barrel. Original German Mausers go for a premium, especially if they are all matching. If its not, go for it.

I love my 8x57mm's. I think they have an unwarranted reputation as being inaccurate, probably due to shooting too light of bullets. Most (except for Turkish I believe) were designed to shoot 196-198 grain projectiles.

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#6024599 - 11/11/15 09:33 PM Re: Re barrel 98 mauser [Re: thedoveshooter]
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I shot 170gr remington round nose soft point down the pipe. The bolt,action and barrel have same serial #. The stock looks like it's been sporterized and trimed,very badly. Yes I heard 190 to 200gr is the best ammo. The rifling looks to be in good condition. The bullets hit a little left of bullseye from 12 o'clock to 6 o'clock all in a 20" straight line.
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#6024601 - 11/11/15 09:35 PM Re: Re barrel 98 mauser [Re: THETEXAN]
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bang I bought one a few weeks back, "sporterized" Barrel cut back, stock cut down, bent bolt and a "Gibsons" 4x scope on See-through rings so the safety works. It has roundy round things in it,but a very dark bore. I'm thinking maybe another 6.5 x 55 SWEDE. Because the bolt head is to big to make it a 6.5 Grendel!
BUT after that last build... It would be better $ spent calling Horizon Firearms!
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#6024604 - 11/11/15 09:36 PM Re: Re barrel 98 mauser [Re: THETEXAN]
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I have a 7mm mauser I can't get to shoot either. 6" groups at 59 yards.
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#6024617 - 11/11/15 09:46 PM Re: Re barrel 98 mauser [Re: THETEXAN]
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Domestically made commercial ammo is generally downloaded and underpowered in 8mm Mauser due to folks shooting the .323" bullet in a '96 action .318 bore. Your '98 is .323" and will do best with full power European loads (Sellier and Bellot, etc.) in 196-198 grain loads. And those rifles can REALLY shine if you handload for them (the ones I have are SHOOTERS with a full power load behind a Sierra Pro Hunter 185 grain .323 bullet.) DON'T write it off after shooting it with just one load.
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#6024627 - 11/11/15 09:51 PM Re: Re barrel 98 mauser [Re: tth_40]
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Originally Posted By: tth_40
Domestically made ammo is generally downloaded and underpowered in 8mm Mauser due to folks shooting the .323" bullet in a '96 action .318 bore. Your '98 is .323" and will do best with full power European loads (Sellier and Bellot, etc.) in 190-200 grain loads. And those rifles can REALLY shine if you handload for them (the ones I have are SHOOTERS with a full power load behind a Sierra Pro Hunter 185 grain .323 bullet.) DON'T write it off after shooting it with just one load.


I know you were addressing my post, but I shot both sellier and bellot and coreloct in my 1893 mauser
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#6024634 - 11/11/15 09:54 PM Re: Re barrel 98 mauser [Re: Tff caribou]
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Originally Posted By: tth_40
Domestically made ammo is generally downloaded and underpowered in 8mm Mauser due to folks shooting the .323" bullet in a '96 action .318 bore. Your '98 is .323" and will do best with full power European loads (Sellier and Bellot, etc.) in 190-200 grain loads. And those rifles can REALLY shine if you handload for them (the ones I have are SHOOTERS with a full power load behind a Sierra Pro Hunter 185 grain .323 bullet.) DON'T write it off after shooting it with just one load.


I know you were addressing my post, but I shot both sellier and bellot and coreloct in my 1893 mauser


7x57mm Mauser?
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