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technique
09-18-2008, 9:15 PM
I bought this a few weeks back, just added it to my pistol DROS. I'm still not sure why I bought it, totally not my style.

I'm looking for some input from people who own these.
What can I expect from the 7.5x54?
Whats the max effective range on this bad boy?
Is it accurate at all? Kick like a mule?

History?
Value?


Ammo was $13 a box of 20. Not too bad at all.

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll42/technique408/mas003.jpg

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll42/technique408/mas002.jpg

http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll42/technique408/mas001.jpg

Thanks in advance.:)

dfletcher
09-18-2008, 10:11 PM
I have a 49/56 - it's the new and improved uglier version of the 49 - and I think it's a fine rifle too.

The 7.5X54 is pretty close to the 7.62X51 in performance. Shooting out to 300 yards I don't think you'd see much difference. The gun is reliable as heck, 10 round mags should run you about $15.00 each. Not much kick, you can buy a French issue black recoil pad for easier shooting and increased LOP. There should be a rail in the left side of the receiver, KVAR makes a very good slide on scope mount for about $80.00.

http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=110549226

Really can't help on value. I see them going anywhere from $600.00 to $1,100.00 - guessing the $1,100.00 ones don't move too fast.

If you want to reload, Grafs sells brass and the gun uses plain old .308 diameter bullets.

technique
09-18-2008, 10:24 PM
Thanks for the info. Like I said, no idea why I chose it. I guess because I just wanted to shoot it.:D But from the prices you listed, I paid less then half the $600 with tax and DROS. So I assume it was worth the buy.

Moonclip
09-19-2008, 5:29 AM
I missed one at around $200 in 2005:( Don't 49/56's have to have the grenade launcher removed somehow?

SJgunguy24
09-19-2008, 5:37 AM
I missed one at around $200 in 2005:( Don't 49/56's have to have the grenade launcher removed somehow?

Are you thinking of the Yugo 59/66 (SKS)

I've been thinking about getting one of those or a SVT-40.

Moonclip
09-19-2008, 5:59 AM
Are you thinking of the Yugo 59/66 (SKS)

I've been thinking about getting one of those or a SVT-40.

No, the MAS 44 and 49 IIRC do not have a GL. The 49/56 does as does the Yugo 59/66. Some versions of the bolt action MAS 36 have a GL as well, I was never clear if those had to have the GL removed or not.

SVT-40 can get pricey.

jamesob
09-19-2008, 7:23 AM
i have always wanted one and do the mcann conversion.
http://www.mccannindustries.com/rifles/mas/mas.html

akjunkie
09-19-2008, 8:00 AM
all 7.5 mil surplus is steel jacket, non range friendly. commerical ammo gonna cost U.

Moonclip
09-19-2008, 8:24 AM
I rarely to never see milsurp 7.5French ammo anymore and it always tended to be expensive and poor quality anyways at least in the Syrian loadings.

-hanko
09-19-2008, 11:27 AM
i have always wanted one and do the mcann conversion.
http://www.mccannindustries.com/rifles/mas/mas.html
Except the link shows the conversion has been "Discontinued".

Century conversions to .308 resulted in mixed feedback, most of it crappy (what you'd expect from the angry beavers at Century).

I'd recommend you start reloading;)

-hanko

jamesob
09-19-2008, 7:55 PM
Except the link shows the conversion has been "Discontinued".

Century conversions to .308 resulted in mixed feedback, most of it crappy (what you'd expect from the angry beavers at Century).

I'd recommend you start reloading;)

-hankoits been a while but the last time i checked (few months back )they had some in stock. they still might have some even if its discontinued.

Gunaria
09-19-2008, 8:25 PM
i have always wanted one and do the mcann conversion.
http://www.mccannindustries.com/rifles/mas/mas.html

http://www.mccannindustries.com/rifles/mas/MasCloseLG.jpg

Doesn't that look spefy(or however you spell that word)! I suppose if you had a well beaten up 49/56 that you did not care about, that would be the way to go.

cackinthebox
09-19-2008, 8:34 PM
are you the guy that bought the MAS at gun vault?