Mauser action use for LRH?

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by Gert Odendaal, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. Gert Odendaal

    Gert Odendaal Member

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    I saw very few threads regarding the use of Mauser actions on long range hunting rifles, is there a specific reason for this , since in the WW1/2 Mausers were used as sniper rifles? What have changed since ? Are these barrels actions not good anymore? Did technology changed so much ?
     
  2. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    wow, where to start. when you say "mauser" which ones do you mean?
    The first rifle I ever did (.338 Win) is based on Oberndorf 98 mauser, and I still take it with me as a backup whenever I travel to hunt. I have several others (built by others ) that are absolutely great shooters and one that is truly beautiful (engraved/inlays,etc.) . that said, I believe the reason we don't use them as much anymore is that to make 'em "pretty" requires a lot of machine work to get rid of the military "humps and bumps", and unless your SURE of the action strength be careful as to cal. operating pressure.
     

  3. AZShooter

    AZShooter Well-Known Member

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    I made a LR package with a Mark X action which is a modern mauser. Joel Russo worked with me to inlet one of his laminates. Near Mfg has a picatinny rail that fits the action.

    I am happy with the end result. Have put two very different barrels on it. Can switch them myself.

    Picture shows long throated 338 RCM with 300 gr berger hybrids. Barrel should last forever with 57 gr of RL-17 for velocity of 2550.

    Other barrel is a 29 1/4" SS chambered in 7/375 Ruger. 180 Berger target hybrids vel 3175 fps
    Intend to use it for a coues wt hunt this fall.

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