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swerv512
10-31-2009, 12:49 PM
I really dig both of these and no, i'm not including buy both as an option. I know there are different variants of each but i'm just looking for some feedback. List which model of each you like if you choose. So which of the two do you like better and why?

socomIInato
10-31-2009, 12:54 PM
03 if ammo cost is no concern, handsdown 03 superior!

Uriah02
10-31-2009, 1:03 PM
last I remember they are the same rifle just by a different manufacturer... I prefer American made.

God Bless The Mauser
10-31-2009, 2:48 PM
K98 :)

ILVSMOG
10-31-2009, 2:57 PM
I love my 1903, but to be fair, my K98 experience is very limited.

Quiet
10-31-2009, 2:59 PM
last I remember they are the same rifle just by a different manufacturer... I prefer American made.

You are correct.

The Springfield 1903 was an unlicensed copy of the Mauser K98.

mosinnagantm9130
10-31-2009, 3:00 PM
K98

hnoppenberger
10-31-2009, 3:01 PM
i deer hunt with a m48 sniper. love it. honestly i think its discounting both rifles to only have to choose one i would love a nice 1903 sniper like the ones aim was selling. alot of cash though.

skscj
10-31-2009, 3:06 PM
U.S Model 1903.

Noobert
10-31-2009, 3:13 PM
why not save money and get a mosin?

elSquid
10-31-2009, 5:00 PM
Lee Enfield No4.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f8/Sergeant_H.A._Marshall_of_the_Sniper_Section%2C_Th e_Calgary_Highlanders.jpg

-- Michael

blackfalcon
10-31-2009, 11:32 PM
K98k

Crusader
11-01-2009, 12:21 AM
I love the 1903A3 to death, but if the Zombies were upon us and someone said "Kar98k or 1903, which one do you want?" I'd say Kar98k, every time.

It's smaller, handier, and I know for a fact that I can hit anything within 300 yards without trying very hard, and could hit most targets within 500 or 600 yards if I really had to.

Pryde
11-01-2009, 12:26 AM
The K98 is better than the 1903 in just about every way other than the sights, it was made over 30 years after with many improvements implemented.

You can't ask this question on an American gun forum and get a straight answer. Although the k98 is superior, there is a large amount of emotional/patriotic attachment to the 1903 that makes it preferable to many people.

Pryde
11-01-2009, 12:28 AM
The K98 is better than the 1903 in just about every way other than the sights, it was made over 30 years after with many improvements implemented.

For fun shooting a 1903 might have an advantage since .30-06 is more readily available, cheaper and has more options for quality ammo.

As far as which is the better rifle, you can't ask this question on an American gun forum and get a straight answer. Although the k98 is superior, there is a large amount of emotional/patriotic attachment to the 1903 that makes it preferable to many people.

paratroop
11-01-2009, 12:53 AM
a 1903 maybe cheaper to shoot, but you can pick up a nice k98 for much less scratch than a nice 03.

B Strong
11-01-2009, 6:37 AM
03A3 variant.

The K98 is a great rifle, but the peep on the A3 is a superior sighting system.

NavDoc
11-01-2009, 8:56 AM
Voted 1903 because I already load 30-06. :D

El Gato
11-01-2009, 9:01 AM
I'm biased... it have 3 in my safe... I have a target showing one of my two groove barrel guns shooting 5 rounds of federal 165 gr factory loads in a group you could cover with a nickel...at 100 yds...the gun has the factory barrel... the bolt is bent and it has a good trigger and it is in a carbolite stock..and is not "bedded"...so I don't touch it... my son killed a deer with it a few weeks ago...

http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=228370

I have a 98 too. and have used it alot to harvest many different animals.. and it shoots well ... I just like the 03a3...and I have had especially good luck with the 2 groove barrels...