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Old 11-12-2008, 11:55 AM
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i was told its the same as a 7mm but 7mm shells won;t work. the only thing on the rifle says mouser, tried alot of shells and the 7x57 mouser shell was the only one that works but doesn't shoot accuate, it flip flops and the pattern is like a foot away from each other at 20 feet . somethings wrong, any suggestions
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Old 11-12-2008, 12:07 PM
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Be careful. 7mm refers to the diameter of the bullet. 7mm=.284. There are numerous cartridges chambered in 7mm. A partial list includes 7mm rem mag, 7x57 mauser, 7mm-08, 280 rem also called 7mm express, and numerous other saum, wsm, etcs.


Saying you a shoot a 7mm, is like saying you drive a chevy. I might assume it is a pickup, but it could be a car, suv, mini-van, or a cargo truck.
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Old 11-12-2008, 01:44 PM
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I would advise you to take it to a good gunsmith and have a chamber cast made. This will tell you exactly what you have. The process is not that difficult, or time consuming. I've done it before myself, using melted sulphur with the barrel ahead of the chamber plugged with a cigarette filter.
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Old 11-12-2008, 02:27 PM
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As was stated in the other forum it sounds like you have a 8mmx57mm mauser. What does the brass look like after you fire it?
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:10 PM
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Post a pic or accurately describe all markings on the weaponand the overall length, length of the barrel, style of the stock etc.

I'd be willing to bet someone here will be able to identify the make and model, ... but as for the chambering .. unless it is clearly marked you will be guessing .. and even if clearly marked the chamber could be "cooked" enough that it is either not safe or will never throw a 10 inch group again.

A chamber cast is your best and most prudentbet.
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:20 PM
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My "mouser" has 4 legs and comes to me when i say "here kitty kitty kitty"... ha ha ha... Sorry, i had to do it!

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Old 11-12-2008, 05:32 PM
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It was too easy .. i couldn't do it ... but I knew it was coming...
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Old 11-12-2008, 06:59 PM
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i tryed the 8mm shells, the 7mm shells but they didn't work or fit right, i had a guy that sells ammo fit it and he is the one that decided it was a 7x57, i was told it was a 8mm but when i bought the bullets they didn;t fit. thats why i took the rifle to him. i tryed to down load a pic but it said the file was to big. i;ll try later
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Old 11-12-2008, 09:24 PM
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ORIGINAL: DM

My "mouser" has 4 legs and comes to me when i say "here kitty kitty kitty"... ha ha ha... Sorry, i had to do it!

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You're probably not going to believe this, but I have a friend who had a gun like the poster is describing many years ago....Guess what was on the barrel??
Yep, the word "Mouser". Gad!! Wonder if it's the same gun?? What's the chances....???? You couldn't hit the side of a barn from the inside with it, either. If I remember right it was chambered in 30/06.....
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Old 11-13-2008, 08:46 AM
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I wonder if if the Mauser stamp is a manufacturing stamp and not a chambering stamp. Since accuracy is in the toilet with a tumbling bulletand a 8 x 57 will not chamber, I bet it's a 30 caliber something, maybe 30-06 conversion.

I would take it to a gunsmith, not a guy that sells ammo.
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