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Old 07-05-2010, 01:34 PM
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does anyone know where I can find a mauser or even maybe a remington 700 action. I would like to start building a rifle.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:04 PM
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I would try Shotgun News, or Gunlist. It may be cheaper to find a used gun (either previously sporterized or a surplus 98)to start with. I have a 1933 manufactured Oberndorf Mauser, lightly sporterized by my dad (Williams sights, Herters stock, dropped bolt handle) that I have often considered completing. Be aware that by the time you are done doing a real build- new barrel, drill and tap, safety conversion, scope mounts and quality scope, and stock,bolt bending, replacement trigger,etc. etc. you will easily be double what a fine new productioin rifle would cost. Even then, other than having a true custom gun, value wise you will not be ahead, and it probably still wont be on a par weight wise with most new production rifles.
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Old 07-05-2010, 02:04 PM
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I just read "legacy sports" imports/has new mauser 98 actions? I went to their site couldn't find much info, perhaps give them a call? let me know what you find out...

E.R.Shaw will build you essentially a custom rifle, and you get one of their barrels built on a savage action with a few improvements I hear for $875?
http://www.ershawbarrels.com/er_shaw_new_heritage.pdf


Have a caliber in mind? What's this rifle going to be used for mostly?
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Old 07-05-2010, 04:05 PM
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You might want to check out Gunbroker or one of the other online auction sites. It sounds like something that you could find there. Check out the Classified forum here.
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Old 07-05-2010, 06:57 PM
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Look around at pawn shops for old Remington 700 ADLs they can be found for $400 or less and some of them had great barrels on them . I suggest getting a long action so you can chamber it in more calibers if you decide to change it later.
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Old 07-07-2010, 08:18 PM
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Keep your eye out for remington model 798's. They were a large ring model 98 mauser based rifle imported by remington. Can get them in a range of hunting calibers for cheap if you look around. Take a look at CDNN. I landed one in 375H&H for under $400.
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Old 07-08-2010, 02:57 AM
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Ridge runner you may be right but I've got 3 shaw barrels and they all shoot sub MOA (2 of them not by much the and the other 5/8 or less @ 100 if I do my part). The factory savage barrels that I've shot where under 2 @ 100 and that was about the best they would do.
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