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    New Mauser M18

    Another "budget" blued/synthetic rifle from a Euro manufacturer. They must hate stainless steel for some reason.

    https://www.mauser.com/en/m18.html

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    A lh one would be nice

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    Have emailed both Mauser and Sauer saying Stainless is preferable down here. Be interested to see if they are a press fit barrel or are threaded.
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    Caliber: .308, .30-06, .243 Win., .270 Win., 7 mm Rem. Mag., .300 Win. Mag.
    what ? no 8mm, 6.5 , 9.3 .......wheres all the classic euro calibres, aimed at the bigger american market maybe?

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    Action looks nasty and Sauer 100 ish..
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    Interesting, I don't think it will ever be a competitive option over here. Price alone and Blued will be the main ones. I can also see the detachable butt plate getting wrecked very quickly by kiwi hunters.

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    Has anyone bought one of these?
    Just wondering how they are accuracy wise.
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    This tells you quite a bit about them.

    https://www.rifleshootermagazine.co....rkin-1-5553948

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    New Mauser M18

    I don't get the stainless hang up kiwis have. It's not self maintaining or self cleaning. I do nothing different with all my barrels and I've just shoot out my first CrMo Blaser barrel before it had a chance to rust out. Whats even funnier this is the same crowd who will fall over themselves for a 40+ year old wood/blue Sako Vixen. Go figure?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ryan_Songhurst View Post
    Action looks nasty and Sauer 100 ish..
    i considering one of those, feedback is pretty solid on them. the sauer 100 that is.

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    Just make sure the mag fits as you'd expect. Put it in a dozen times

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    I would hazard that there are 100 blued guns sold in Norway to a single stainless one.

    I supervise the annual hunting tests and see about 80 to 100 shooters an evening.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk View Post
    I would hazard that there are 100 blued guns sold in Norway to a single stainless one.

    I supervise the annual hunting tests and see about 80 to 100 shooters an evening.
    What are the annual hunting tests @norsk ? I am interested to know what is involved
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    In addition to an annual hunter registration of about $200
    Everyone has to pass a shooting test if you want to hunt big game

    Doccumented at an official range 30 practice shots over two visits and put 5 rounds into a 30cm target at 100m using any shooting position apart from a bi-pod.

    If nothing else it gets people shooting before the season starts,irons out any problems with gear and it's a bit social too.

    Could be 700 hunters going through the range per week in the lead up to the season start.
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    Quote Originally Posted by norsk View Post
    I would hazard that there are 100 blued guns sold in Norway to a single stainless one.

    I supervise the annual hunting tests and see about 80 to 100 shooters an evening.
    Interesting to note regional differences and preferences. Weather in Norway is at least as bad (likely a good bit worse) than here, yet blue is the order of the day there and stainless here. The much discussed half cock and other general mistrust of safety catches here is another good example.

    Back to Mausers - I looked at a nice looking M12 in .308 the other day. It was second-hand but unfired and I liked the feel and fit of it. Did some research and was surprised to find it’s a push fit barrel. I know it’s a hunting rifle and wouldn’t get used much, plus .308 barrels last for ever, but the push fit thing put me off. I guess it’s back to looking for a Sako with special timber. I blame Shearer for this latest “need” as he has an immaculate and very beautiful 85 and he let me stroke it.
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