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Old 01-27-2014, 04:21 PM
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Re: Newbie here on the forum with a question.

roninflag,
It is a Mauser 3000 l, 7mm rem mag, it was made in Germany and distributed by a Co. in I believe in Mass.
They were only on the market for two years and were a fairly inexpensive rifle. I understand from my research that they are a very good shooting rifle and the action is smooth as glass.

I bought the rifle because it was a left hand bolt, but mainly because of its beauty, and the walnut wood grain which is a sort of tiger strip. The picture does not do it justice but over all the rifle is in excellent condition thru out. The bore look to have not been shot, if at all. They are getting harder and harder to find in this condition.

Either way I am so looking forward to shooting it and we will see from there.
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Old 01-28-2014, 02:35 AM
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Re: Newbie here on the forum with a question.

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Hello Everyone.
I feel I have received a wealth of information here so far and I intend on using it. I received my new Nikon scope 6-24x 50mm the other day and have installed it on the rifle, I am going to get it bore sighted this week to cut down on the amount of ammo to get it zeroed in. it is still too cold to go to the range but reading alot and thinking about all that has been said.

I have tried to slid a dollar bill between the barrel and forearm but it was too tight, I am looking at this as a good sign.
I will start reading up on free floating and bedding, and see if indeed the rifle may need it, after I first shoot it in the early spring, which is right around the corner.

Any info on this subject would be greatly appreciated, I have decided to take a picture of the rifle later today, as we men are so visual and to see what I am working with.
Since you can't get the dollar bill to slide freely it means you have contact and thus it's not free floated.

This is very easy to solve yourself.

Remove the barreled ation from the stock.

Carry the stock down to the hardware store with you.

Find a dowel rod about the same diameter as the barrel channel at the fore end, and one the next size bigger.

Get yourself some 80 grit sand paper, for the rough in and some 120 to finish.


Cut your dowels of so you have a piece about 8" long.

Lay it on a piece of the 80gr and pull it down tight. an insert it into the channel.

Work it back and forth till you have removed enough material to make a bit of a mess with the sawdust.

Now, use the bigger piece and do the same thing all the way back to the lug cut out.

Repeat.

Replace the barreled action and see if you can pass the dollar bill freely. If you cannot repeat until you can.

Personally I want a thickness of about 3 dollar bills clearance all the way. That will give me the space I need below the chamber when I bed it. When I bed one I bed both the lug area and under the barrel for about 3" forward of the barrel lug.

When you have good clearance, then smooth it all up with the 120gr.

I'll then use something like formby's oil finish to season and help seal the wood. When it won't soak up any more coats of it I'll seal it with Minwax or a similar was based finish or shellac. That way you seal in the oil and seal out the elements reducing changes in the stock due to changes in humidity and temperature.

I seriously suggest you do this before you even bother shooting it. Till you've at least done this much you will have no real idea of what kind of accuracy the rifle is capable of.

BTW, beautiful stick there.
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:29 AM
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Re: Newbie here on the forum with a question.

wildrose,
You were reading my mind, just last night I started reading about free floating and that sounds easy enough to do as I am a finish carpenter by trade.

I also read some on bedding and pillaring and thought while I have this rifle all apart and it is too cold to shoot, I would talk to you about doing so as I want this to be perfect and I am not adverse to spending more time on some thing to make it perfect
to last the next 100 years, I am old school and believe in doing things right.

Do I buy a kit to do these things? Pillaring and bedding.

Also the barrel is a sportster style and not a heavy bull barrel, but I want to make this project all it can be. before moving on to another rifle in the future, as I believe this will be a good education, as the addiction takes over. LOL....
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:36 AM
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Re: Newbie here on the forum with a question.

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Vahena- what model is that?? very attractive rifle. mauser ? left handed??
The Mauser 3000 series were build by famous Heym in Muennerstadt (Western Germany), and they were exactly corresponding to Heym's own SR - 20 series at those times. Fantastic guns with a huge reputation. Bedded and freefloating they will shoot lights out. Owned a SR 20 N LH myself, and it was one of the best rifles I ever did own. Heym is still producing now in its town of origin Suhl, where all began at 1865. Take a look at Heym - USA (Dallas/Tx) and you won't regret it!
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:11 AM
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The Mauser 3000 series were build by famous Heym in Muennerstadt (Western Germany), and they were exactly corresponding to Heym's own SR - 20 series at those times. Fantastic guns with a huge reputation. Bedded and freefloating they will shoot lights out. Owned a SR 20 N LH myself, and it was one of the best rifles I ever did own. Heym is still producing now in its town of origin Suhl, where all began at 1865. Take a look at Heym - USA (Dallas/Tx) and you won't regret it!
Varberger757,
That is great news, I have read a little about the piece before I bought it and was pleased with what I read.

But your post has encouraged me more, to proceed with this project. I will indeed look him up.
Thanks
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:12 AM
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Re: Newbie here on the forum with a question.

Vahena- heym is a known for some great craftsmanship, also suhl know for some precision rifles , 22rf benchrest. i would not do anything (carving floating pillars ect) until i shot it the way it is. The only thing i would consider is - have a gunsmith put a muzzle break on it. Even my sendero weight magnums have muzzle breaks. i do have a sporter weight 7mm mag ( 1968 rem 700 ) no break and not floated that shoots great. i would be getting my components together. some 168 berger for sure , some h-1000 , some norma or nosler brass, WLRM and GM 215 primers. a hornady comparator to determine seating depth.
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Old 01-28-2014, 09:29 AM
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Re: Newbie here on the forum with a question.

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Varberger757,
That is great news, I have read a little about the piece before I bought it and was pleased with what I read.

But your post has encouraged me more, to proceed with this project. I will indeed look him up.
Thanks
Really nice if I could help and encourage you with your fantastic Mauser. Do as Roninflag considers and try out first with the not modified gun! I think he might be right.
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