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    Mauser M18

    I'm trying to find a rifle to get excited about. Does anyone have or has had one of these, or any experiance otherwise?

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    took me a while to find it but......
    https://www.nzhuntingandshooting.co....ser-m18-39742/

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    https://broncos.co.nz/hunting/firearms/p/mauser-m18-308

    "The new Mauser M 18 condenses hunting to its fundamental form: pure, no-frills *workmanship"

    Lol. Just f*ck off! How is a plastic bolt shroud which looks like it's been carved out of an old ice-cream container by a 4 year old, during Friday 'DIY' day at Kindergarten constitute as 'no frills workmanship'.

    There's nothing 'Mauser' about the new Mausers, apart from the name.

    Nobody should be giving these bastards a cent. It's market demand which is screwing firearm manufacturing - and I think we will gradually forget what a proper, solid hunting rifle is meant to be like.

    These new firearms are all flash and no sizzle. They're designed to look awesome in magazine spreads or online. That's it. Nobody is going to be rooting around in their mother's attic in 50 years from now, for the remains of an old M18 so they can salvage the action.
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    Ok bro, time for a drink

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frodo View Post
    https://broncos.co.nz/hunting/firearms/p/mauser-m18-308

    "The new Mauser M 18 condenses hunting to its fundamental form: pure, no-frills *workmanship"

    Lol. Just f*ck off! How is a plastic bolt shroud which looks like it's been carved out of an old ice-cream container by a 4 year old, during Friday 'DIY' day at Kindergarten constitute as 'no frills workmanship'.

    There's nothing 'Mauser' about the new Mausers, apart from the name.

    Nobody should be giving these bastards a cent. It's market demand which is screwing firearm manufacturing - and I think we will gradually forget what a proper, solid hunting rifle is meant to be like.

    These new firearms are all flash and no sizzle. They're designed to look awesome in magazine spreads or online. That's it. Nobody is going to be rooting around in their mother's attic in 50 years from now, for the remains of an old M18 so they can salvage the action.
    That's what I was thinking. After exiting the world of AR rifles, it is really dissappointing how crap the bolt action market is right now. Is their anything interesting out there? I've been out of touch with the market for a long time.

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    I like the bergara, sabatti and voere...never handled any though...I always find nice used rifles

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    Ive handled one. Looks like just a slight variation from the Sauer 100. Receiver is machined differently.

    I tell you what, I bet I could take one and do just as well with it hunting under our conditions as any Mauser ever produced. I would have one and Im sure I would enjoy it just so long as it shot ok.

    And you can stuff your picnic lunch up the stock. Thats gotta be a bonus.

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    I had a look at an M12 at last years Sika show. Felt really good and came up in the shoulder just right. Swung it up with eyes closed and the sights were nicely lined up.
    If your after a budget rifle get a tikka or something, if you want a Mauser get the real deal.
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    A 'real deal' Mauser is an M98 and it'll cost anywhere between $8-$50k+ for a new one.

    The M12 and Tikka T3 fit in the same boat. And that boat has no life rafts; has a giant hole in the hull; and it's sinking rapidly. Oh, and any survivors will be eaten by sharks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    That's what I was thinking. After exiting the world of AR rifles, it is really dissappointing how crap the bolt action market is right now. Is their anything interesting out there? I've been out of touch with the market for a long time.
    No. You'd be better off getting a longbow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frodo View Post
    A 'real deal' Mauser is an M98 and it'll cost anywhere between $8-$50k+ for a new one.

    The M12 and Tikka T3 fit in the same boat. And that boat has no life rafts; has a giant hole in the hull; and it's sinking rapidly. Oh, and any survivors will be eaten by sharks.
    Well, I've had a number of T3's and have had an M12 in .308 for some time now, and I won't be reaching for a paddle any time soon. Sounds like Smeagol had an M12 in hand when he molested you.... just too much hate there.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by 257weatherby View Post
    Well, I've had a number of T3's and have had an M12 in .308 for some time now, and I won't be reaching for a paddle any time soon. Sounds like Smeagol had an M12 in hand when he molested you.... just too much hate there.......
    Bahahahah.

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    I had a M03 - just a stunning rifle on the list of those that should never have been sold. Best action I've ever handled by a country mile.

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    ive got the sauer 100 7m008 .which i hear is very similar its nice and shots well , but i will probably just by a tikka 308 next time .
    frodo maybe right
    tools not toys

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    Ended up buying a Kimber

 

 

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