Mauser action questions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by flagflyfish, Sep 18, 2011.

  1. flagflyfish

    flagflyfish Member

    Jan 27, 2008
    I'm not new to rifles, but am new to maybe building one. I live in Alaska, and the winters are brutal, but it will give me the time to build a rifle before next summer. I acquired a Mauser GEW 98 action at a local gun show as a base to build my rifle around. I have been looking at the cost of the tools and parts to put together a rifle that I can shoot out to 1000 yrds I am starting to wonder if I'm on the right track.
    what do you guys think? should I continue down the path of building one, or would I get a better rifle by putting the action in the closet and buying a good rifle?

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

    Jan 28, 2011
    I love the Mauser I've got, but I wouldn't go that route again. There are quicker routes to where you want to be.
  3. fj40mojo

    fj40mojo Well-Known Member

    Jul 25, 2009
    If a Mauser action is what you really want I'd opt for a commercial FN over a military action. You are likely gonna spend a lot of money getting that action to be what you want it to be.

    This guy will be a great source of info through your project and he is a damn fine Mauser smith too.

    Good luck!