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    Well boys and girls here's the Mauser I got from bellson all ready to go. Put a 4x16x42 Nikon on it with side focus and have to go sight it in now, I think???? I'm not really sure I'm going to keep the scope though, I was very disapointed in it, no screw in lens caps, the power ring is very sloppy and loose, the side focus lock only sorta locks( puts it into a detent type mode w/clicks) but a bump would move it for sure. Philippienes manufacture too???? What happened to the japaneese quality optics of the past?? No sun shade included $35 extra. For $350+ shade I don't really think it's all THAT much better than one of the $130 Bushnells I've got, a little better but I don't have anything else comprible to compair it to, but it's only slightly better. The finish is weird too the slightest touch leaves a mark and it collects dirt like crazy, almost like an old, dry, rubber armored scope, durability?????. Pretty disapointed in it over all and I'm not sure I'll keep it, it might just might go back. A couple pics of my fancy shooting bench I built a couple years ago are in there too 4 ft long 3 ft wide, NICE. I hate those little scrunched up shooting benchs ya can't get commfy on and have no place for your ammo and such. Of course it weighs as much as the Queen Mary but it's a very stable shooting platform. 1 1/2" thick top, 1 3/4" black iron pipe legs with caps on the ground side and stainless hardware, pretty rugged and stable. As you can tell, I've never been accused of "under building" anything!!!! The only thing left to do on the Mauser is to do the engine turning/jeweling on the bolt and bolt relese face and to get the engraved scope rings here now I know the hight requirement and replace the floor plate with an ingraved one, there's a couple spots on the stock I don't care for so I'll redo that also, then she'll be done, done! PHEWWWW lots of fussing around for a new gun, I just can't leave things well enough alone I guess, YEA RIGHT, look who I'm talking to, you guys are as bad as me!!! I've seen that already with you all!! What makes us act so???
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    Looks like a real tack driver! Mauser 98s are my favorite bolt actions.

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    Lengthy story, and pictures to go with it, but I don't think you said what caliber it was. It looks like a nice gun. I bought a Mauser action from my buddy the other day, but I havn't decided what to make out of it. I have shells, brass and dies for a 25.06, but I already have a 257 Ackley Imp. He wants me to make it into a 6.5-284. It will be a little while before it is time to decide anyway. Mausers are some slick actions. Good shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mbkrifleman View Post
    Lengthy story, and pictures to go with it, but I don't think you said what caliber it was. It looks like a nice gun. I bought a Mauser action from my buddy the other day, but I havn't decided what to make out of it. I have shells, brass and dies for a 25.06, but I already have a 257 Ackley Imp. He wants me to make it into a 6.5-284. It will be a little while before it is time to decide anyway. Mausers are some slick actions. Good shooting.
    That one was in a really tight .308 chamber. Since TWA is experienced, and has shown a proclivity for accuracy at distance exceeding 700 meters, that was the action that I sold to him. Maybe he will grace us with a recent range report. I read the last post yelling at the top of my lungs..."SO HOW DOES IT SHOOT FOR YOU????????

    In truth, TWA already PM'd me to express all of that. I will let him post publicly if it meets his fancy. I have one of these stainless actions left. PM me if interested...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tommo View Post
    Looks like a real tack driver! Mauser 98s are my favorite bolt actions.
    Excuse me, I need to pound myself on the back really hard!!!

    That Mauser is a real tack driver. I will defer to TWA to define how good or not that rifle is. I am told that I build really good rifles (although, TWA did gig me on some fit and finish points, which were probably well deserved). But I am not the best marksman....Bad eyes. But I try really hard!
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    OH YA, it's a tack driver all right!!!!! I'll wait for the REAL scope to get mounted before I do some long range stuff with it, most I've shot so far is 200 m and was bouncing cans around like it was nothing. I only have a 3-10.5x 45mm Bushnell on it right now and ended up sending back the Nikon pictured on it, for all the reasons i listed above. What ever gigs there were with this gun were just because of my persnickity nature, not because of the gun, or the build, what ever gigs there were, were miniscule. The only thing that needed attenntion was the safty needed a bit more stock relief to allow it to go fully into the safe detent, not a biggie,2 seconds with the dremel and done. I'm like the rest of you here, I just can't leave well enough alone and always have to add or tweak something!!! You know how it is. Otherwise I just did some polishing to get the bolt & bolt relese & follower ready for the jeweling, just cosmetic stuff. Once I do get the "Real scope" for it I'll lap the rings like you should, I didn't on the 3-10 and it still shoots great. This is the target I shot last week with it, it was only at 200 but all the 6 holes were one, I love being "one with the holes"!! So I' think this target say's it all. I got great expectations for this gun once it's broke in all the way, and I've found that "Sweet Load" for it, but for sure, IT SHOOTS as is!!!!! I was just using a load that I had developed for my Ruger M77 varmit gun. 168gr match kings. Now you've gone and done it bellson!!! I just might need to do some dickering with you on the other one sense you still got it, what ya got for barrels for the other one??? 06 Heavy barrel? HUMMMMM lets see heavy barrel 06, grade 3-4 manlicher stock, LOVE manlicer stocks and Mausers!!! Just what I need, Mauser about # 10 or so, make me a deal I can't refuse bellson!!!! PM me, full action other than stock, I'll build or find a stock. Just wish I still had dads replicator, that made inletting a stock real easy. I think Saterdays 6 round target will say it all when it comes to the way it shoots!!! What ya think boys? Just wait till I get it tweeked and a good scope on it!! Should be dime size by then. These are the size groups I normally shoot at around 5-600 with my other tweeked toys. I may be old and decrepid, but the old boy can still shoot!! Can't climb, walk ,work or f**k like I used to, but THANK GOD I can sill shoot!!! Some consolation anyways!!
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    That is a beautiful rifle.
    I've found that the Super Sniper line of scopes are the best in their price range. Aside from those, I've become partial to Leopolds.

    Who makes that stock? I like it alot and need one for a small ring 93.

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    Fajian stock. I'm 5'10" 170 and it fits me great, nice LOP, palm swells, nice flat fore arm(I use a short bipod or rest though) Heavy but that's what you want for a target/chuck/yottie gun anyways.

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    Just to throw my $0.02 in -- My avatar is a 400 yard target from the mauser Bellson build for me years ago. Same stock, different barrel, etc etc etc. You can find the thread on this if you search on "Hole punch"
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    NICE jrs, can't wait for a decent scope so I can see that far, don't really want to pull one from anouther gun, even though it would give me an excuse to sight in two guns, instead of just one, HUMMMMMMM, well maybe???? No, No, new scope!! I'll just shoot it twice as long, same effect. Ya that works!!

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