Re: new guy LR mauser help
I used to have a Mauser k98 that I rarely shot. So a few years back, I got a .264 caliber barrel from McGowan with a 1:8.5 twist had a local gunsmith true and square the action and install the barrel. Chambered it in .260 Remington. Finished barrel length is 26 inches. Ordered a Tactical stock from Richards, and had to do quite a bit of inletting myself, finished the stock with teak oil. Bedded the action in the stock. Used Krylon spraypaint to finish the metal. The rifle is not the best looking rifle, my brother calls it Frankenstein's sibling, but it sure shoots like hell. I use a 5-20x50 Vortex viper on it, and it seems like a nice combination. Best group I ever had with it is 7/8 in. @ 200 yards. But this is a heavy rifle, I am guessing something like 14-15 lbs.