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#48208 - 09/08/05 08:41 PM Re: Rifle, low maintenance but reliable--clean kit
Eugene Offline
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Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2840
Looks like it can do multiple sizes of guns with all those tips for the snake.
I bought one of the boresnakes recently and its nice because its sized to the gun, just need a place to carry it with the gun so you always have it.

#48209 - 09/09/05 05:39 PM Re: Rifle, low maintenance but reliable
ProGunOne Offline
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Registered: 08/05/05
Posts: 101
Loc: Burbank, Illinois
Newbie, here's something that may interest you in Around The Campfire:
Some think if certain inanimate objects are outlawed their criminal misuse will disappear?

#48210 - 09/10/05 04:30 AM Re: Rifle, low maintenance but reliable
ProGunOne Offline
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Registered: 08/05/05
Posts: 101
Loc: Burbank, Illinois
<img src="/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> Oh, those evil rifles you mention. I agree, Ruger is a good bang for your buck choice, magazine fed, NATO round, etc. Agreed on the AR being suseptable to gunking up. Here's one to check out that LazerMonkey posted about in Around The CampFire, SU-16 made by Kel-Tec. Neat little rifle. You "Gun Nuts" are all the same. <img src="/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />
Some think if certain inanimate objects are outlawed their criminal misuse will disappear?

#48211 - 09/15/05 05:41 PM Re: Rifle, low maintenance but reliable-the Mauser
norad45 Offline

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 1506
I saw these advertised in The American Hunter magazine. Looks like a pretty good deal. Collector grade for $300.00 including accessories:


Regards, Vince

Edit: Did a little more digging and it turns out these are nice rifles but maybe a bit overpriced.

Edited by norad45 (09/15/05 05:53 PM)

#48212 - 09/15/05 05:52 PM Re: Rifle, low maintenance but reliable
Malpaso Offline
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Registered: 09/12/05
Posts: 817
Loc: MA
A 12ga shotgun can cover a multitude of uses. You can hunt small game and brids with small shot, large game with large shot and slugs. It is a valuable for personal protection as well. It is incredibly low maintenance.

Please get some instruction before purchasing and using any firearm.
It's not that life is so short, it's that you're dead for so long.

#48213 - 09/15/05 06:22 PM Re: Rifle, low maintenance but reliable-the Mauser
Chris Kavanaugh Offline
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Registered: 02/09/01
Posts: 3824
The Yugo 48s have been on the market for sometime considerably cheaper than Mitchell's asking price. Military 98s are commonly found in 8x57 which is underloaded in american cartridges ( liability with older actions) and in superb, but expensive loadings in most european commercial ammunition. 7x57s are harder to find and a superb choice regarding ammunition. The Belgian, or Argentine 7.65x54 was Paul Mauser's first cartridge in 98s and ironically basically a .308. Except for a very few .30-06s these are your caliber choices. All will serve the user well with the caveat of supply. Mausers are very collectable and you may pay a premium just for a national crest or variation. The only needed modifications are a carefull stoning of the trigger to improve creep and pull- retain the two stage triger, it is a very usefull feature in a survival weapon of this type, and improving the crude ladder sights. A simple filing will make a durable British broadleaf. MOJO sights makes a long relief peep aperture that fits the ladder mount and is very durable, or you can drill and tap for a lyman or Williams receiver unit. Brook's Range Alaska homesteaders use 8 mausers almost exclusively for moose and caribou. My longtime rig was a 7 mauser with the above modifications. I went to a DCM shoot with it and almost shot the high score of the day against a field of more contemporay firearms. I say almost, a gentleman in his 70s took top honours with a unmodified Krag <img src="/images/graemlins/blush.gif" alt="" /> We compared rifles after. " what are you going to do with your Garand? Sell it, you? Sell it. <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />"

#48214 - 09/15/05 06:43 PM Re: Rifle, low maintenance but reliable-the Mauser
norad45 Offline

Registered: 07/01/04
Posts: 1506
I know what you mean. My father is 77 and can shoot rings around me. <img src="/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" />

I remember an article years ago in Guns and Ammo about the 7 X 57 Mauser. Evidently a guy named Bell used one to become the greatest elephant hunter of all time. I've wanted one ever since. I just got a Lend-Lease .303 British from a buddy though so the rest of my surplus rifle collection will have to wait.

Regards, Vince

#48215 - 09/15/05 11:32 PM Re: Rifle, low maintenance but reliable
clearwater Offline
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Registered: 03/19/05
Posts: 1158
Loc: Channeled Scablands
I have a NEF handi rifle that I really like. Single shot break open with iron sights
in 30-30 caliber. Ammo anywhere like a 30-06 but lighter to carry a bunch of cartridges. Cheaper ammo too. With handloads of spitzer bullets it has a point
blank range for big game of about 250 yards. Compare to a 30-06 of about 325 yards.
1 phillips screw and you can remove the barrel for cleaning or carrying in a pack and I sent it back to the factory and they made a shotgun barrel that fits the
receiver too. They come in many calibers and the rifles cost about $200. Weight
of the rifle 7 lbs. Weight with the shot gun barrel mounted 5 1/2 lbs. Short
and well, handy. They also come in 22 hornet up through 450 marlin in centerfire.
A few models come with Stainless barrels with stainless/nickel receivers
and synthetic stocks. Heck they even have a model called "the Survivor"

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