Picked up a sporterized swede, with tasco omni

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Oldschool280, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Oldschool280

    Oldschool280 Well-Known Member

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    So ive always been intrigued by the 6.5 x55 but havent had a need for it since ive always had the 280 remington. Today as i went to my local gunshop to see what the had in 280 ammo, (which i came across a box of 165 grain extended range greenies)
    I saw this mauser sitting on the rack for a whopping $199. It has been tastefully sporterized with gorgeous furniture and a neat bullet laid into the butt where the buttplate once extended over the top. It is equipped with a tasco omni view 3-9x scope with what appears to be yardage markers that roll incrementally with the magnification.
    The rifle is marked husqvarna m38. Anybody familiar with the scope and or rifle? Hoping for it to be my sons first deer rifle, recoil as stated in chuck hawks pages seems right around 10-12 lbs . Gonna try some 120 grainers tommorrow at the club range. As soon as i can figure out how to post pics from a smartphone i'll throw them in
     
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    Oldschool280 Well-Known Member

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    After further reading it seems these rifles are built with a faster rate of twist 1-7.5 or 1-8.25 reading conflicting info, lets see if these pics post with the new system
     

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  3. Wado

    Wado Well-Known Member

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    Twist should be one turn in 200mm or one in 7.8 inches. I have a Carl Gustav Model 96 with the original barrel that has been sporterized. It's a great shooter and easy on the body. Might check the headspace, if you could decipher that circular plate in the stock and if it was the correct one for that particular rifle it would tell you the bore condition and wear I believe.
    link:Tip: How to read Swedish Mauser Stock Disks - C&Rsenal : : C&Rsenal
     
  4. Oldschool280

    Oldschool280 Well-Known Member

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    Thanx for that. Seems my bore condition, if it's actually the correct plate was 1 and the. 1 once again upon later inspection. I fired it today at the club. Seems to like the winchester 140's and ppu 139. HornDy sst were larger groups
     

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