my custom mauser k98 .243

Discussion in 'Gun Photos' started by ncaster, Oct 15, 2013.

  1. ncaster

    ncaster Active Member

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    hi guys i just finished up my custom mauser chambered in 243. i built this rifle from the ground up only starting with just the receiver. it has a full adjustable cheek rest and recoil pad. if i were to make a guess i would say i have about 100 hours in the project.

    parts list,

    black walnut, curly maple, and thin slice of cherry
    A&B 24" stainless barrel
    Timney trigger with side safety
    savage bolt handle
    full scope rail
    leupold 6.5-20x40 VXIIILR
    glass bedding
    free floating barrel

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  2. 300whisper

    300whisper Well-Known Member

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    Holy crap....
     

  3. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    If a rifle can be sexy....THAT IS IT!

    How does it shoot? does it matter?
     
  4. ncaster

    ncaster Active Member

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    i just put the scope on it tonight. i will find out Saturday how she shoots. gun)
     
  5. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    I'm impressed!
     
  6. EddieHarren

    EddieHarren Well-Known Member

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    A thing of beauty is a joy to behold!
     
  7. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Official LRH Sponsor

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    Nicely done, I applaud your efforts.
     
  8. ncaster

    ncaster Active Member

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    thanks for all the positive feedback guys it means a lot to me. :)
     
  9. outofayr

    outofayr Well-Known Member

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    Nicely done, sir!

    Love the M'98 sporters (have 6 myself, built 4 of those, and building two more now)!

    Enjoy shooting it - range report is a must!

    Brian
     
  10. ncaster

    ncaster Active Member

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    you should see my yugo mauser in .308 i shoot soda cans at 500 yards for fun.
     
  11. ncaster

    ncaster Active Member

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    So how does it shoot?
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    after shooting 2 shots and getting it close to the 10 ring i when right to a 3 shot 100 yard grouping. at this point the gun has only shot 5 bullets threw it barrel.
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    this is a pic of my range from the bench the last target is at 560 yard where i was shooting 8" floor tiles
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    this is a 2 shot group at 400 yards
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    now keep in mind these shots were made with off the shelf federal 100gr hunting bullets the ones that are $20.99. i cant wait to start hand loads.
     
  12. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    She's beautiful AND she can carry-on a conversation...that's the way we like 'em! Keep us updated as you move forward.
     
  13. Rocky Mountain

    Rocky Mountain Well-Known Member

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    She finished up real nice great work :)
     
  14. Bob the nailer

    Bob the nailer Well-Known Member

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    Nice work! Love those Mausers, I have several I built and all are sub-MOA guns. Latest is a 22-284 tack driver :D