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spin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-11-09 01:57 PM
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I'm thinking about buying a Mauser rifle...
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for target shooting and perhaps deer and hog hunting.

Does anyone have any experience with Mitchells Mausers? (Note: I have no interest in the collector value of the Mauser. I just want a weapon in good to excellent condition that's been checked out for safety.)

A friend recommended the 6.5x.55 Mauser as a good choice as with the reduced recoil it will be pleasant to shoot and the round has enough power to hunt any game that I would be interested in. I haven't found many of these for sale on line.

I'm looking for any advice on where to buy a good Mauser, a rough estimate of what one should cost and some advice on the best caliber.
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  -I'm thinking about buying a Mauser rifle... spin  Mar-11-09 01:57 PM   #0 
  - The 6.5x55mm used to be a Swedish military round  krispos42   Mar-23-09 05:03 PM   #1 
  - I believe the M38 was the rifle my friend showed me..  spin   Mar-24-09 02:43 PM   #2 
     - Winchester and Ruger also make Mauser-style actions  krispos42   Mar-24-09 07:05 PM   #3 
        - Interesting...thanks. New choices to research! (n/t)  spin   Mar-24-09 10:04 PM   #4 
  - NO!!!!!!! NOT A Mitchells Mausers!!!!  virginia mountainman   Mar-29-09 06:16 PM   #5 
  - Thanks for the links...  spin   Mar-30-09 08:49 PM   #7 
  - Mitchell's publicity material always struck me as full of crap  Euromutt   Jun-10-09 06:49 AM   #12 
  - I also want a Mauser (just got my C&L) and have also heard BAD things about Mitchell's . . .  mistertrickster   Nov-28-09 04:00 PM   #17 
  - The 6.5x55 Swedish Mausers are also generally the most ACCURATE, on average.  Richard Steele   Mar-29-09 06:24 PM   #6 
  - Very interesting info. Thanks (n/t)  spin   Mar-30-09 08:50 PM   #8 
  - I have owned maybe a dozen different Mausers over the years.  old mark   Mar-31-09 03:52 PM   #9 
  - That does sound like a good plan...  spin   Apr-01-09 09:26 PM   #10 
     - Google the site for AIM Surplus.  old mark   Apr-22-09 07:33 AM   #11 
     - Correct me If I'm wrong, but aren't a lot of "house brands" made from Mauser?...  SteveM   Jul-12-09 01:13 PM   #13 
        - No, they where just copies of mauser actions..  virginia mountainman   Jul-13-09 12:27 PM   #14 
           - The one I remember is the J.C. Higgins Model 50...  SteveM   Jul-13-09 06:03 PM   #15 
  - I did pick up a 6.5x.55 Mauser in good condition...  spin   Nov-08-09 04:23 PM   #16 
  - Where from? nt  mistertrickster   Nov-28-09 05:40 PM   #19 
     - A friend who is a close friend of a dealer...  spin   Nov-29-09 12:08 PM   #20 
        - Was it an on-line sale? If so, where? I'm just asking because I want one too. nt  mistertrickster   Nov-30-09 09:39 AM   #21 
           - No, the friend who found the Swedish Mauser...  spin   Nov-30-09 11:27 AM   #22 
              - Well, that's kind of you. I just was interested in the general details. But if he has more to  mistertrickster   Dec-01-09 09:02 AM   #23 
                 - Hopefully, I'll see him before Christmas...  spin   Dec-01-09 09:48 AM   #24 
                    - Update: still no contact with my friend...  spin   Jan-09-10 02:43 PM   #27 
  - If you're trying to save money, East bloc countires have been flooding the market with Soviet rifles  mistertrickster   Nov-28-09 04:05 PM   #18 
  - 6.5x55 Swede is a good cartridge  JustABozoOnThisBus   Jan-04-10 04:46 PM   #25 
  - Actually I had no intention of putting a scope on the rifle ...  spin   Jan-09-10 02:42 PM   #26 
  - Mausers are great-Mitchell's is NOT. Overpriced. Shop around at local shops  old mark   Feb-06-10 03:16 PM   #28 
  - That's basically what I ended up doing ...  spin   Feb-06-10 03:49 PM   #29 
     - Tell me. I wanted to shoot next week, but the range is under 2 feet of snow.  old mark   Feb-06-10 06:08 PM   #30 
     - The last Swedes I bought were $75 each.  oneshooter   Feb-16-10 09:58 PM   #34 
  - Spin, this is a link to a very good Swede Mauser forum, on a great  old mark   Feb-07-10 08:13 AM   #31 
  - Congrats  dashrif   Feb-08-10 01:03 AM   #32 
  - Look into a Turkish Mauser.  oneshooter   Feb-16-10 09:56 PM   #33 

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