Got a Email Blast yesterday from EuroOptic taking pre orders for their delivery of the new Mauser Model 18 @ $699. Not much info, just a Glamour Shot that looks like it came from a Mauser Ad, and a decent but limited caliber list, that included 6.5 CM's but not a 7-08 that I think is a bit strange. Calibers listed run from 243 to 300WMg.
The rifle is not shown in a close up, but appears to be a base level blue & black composite stocked rifle about like a Tikka T3x Lite would be. Also seems funny to me that the 6.5CM is being offered but not a 6.5x55 Swede or 7x57 Mauser. So the Creedmore is Officially the king of the 6.5's now I guess...time for Hornady?? to do a 7mmCM don'tcha think??
Saw where Hornady is supposed to offer 7x64 brass this year & and someone else besides Hornady is doing loading data online for that "newcomer", which ia about like a 280 Remington round's data apparently. The more things change...the more they stay the same.
Remember Aesops Fables of the "Scorpion & and the Frog's" crossing the river...
... we must hang together, or we will ALL hang seperately, Ben Franklin..
Those who fail to learn from History are doomed to repeat it,Santayana