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shopkeep
11-30-2005, 12:51 AM
Hey guys check this out:

http://www.combatstocks.com/Mauser_98_Stock_with_Built_in_Scope_Mount.cfm

Was kinda thinking this could make a cheap $60 surplus 8mm rifle into an interesting plinker. Of course it also kinda looks like a Steyr Scout with a tumor. What do you think?

50 Freak
11-30-2005, 1:38 AM
Heard it is made out of cheap zytel or some plastic. Looks bulky. Try to see one in person first before buying it.

-hanko
11-30-2005, 5:58 AM
Hey guys check this out:
Was kinda thinking this could make a cheap $60 surplus 8mm rifle into an interesting plinker. Of course it also kinda looks like a Steyr Scout with a tumor. What do you think?
Any 98 Mauser is already an "interesting plinker"...

That stock will ruin the lines of an already elegant rifle, imo :eek:

If you reload, try the 'universal C&R rifle plinker load' of 8gr Unique with a lead/inexpensive bullet. Nice for rocks & popcans out to 100 yards or so.

Don't change her lines :)

-hanko

Trempel
11-30-2005, 8:12 AM
Well, you won't be able to use your iron sights with that stock. Considering that the scope would be mounted to the stock rather than the receiver, I have my doubts about the shifting POI. It also looks like you wouldn't be able to get a propper cheek weld, since the scope would be mounted way too high. So, what would be the benefits of spending $70 for this thing to be used on a $120 rifle?

~DEVO~
11-30-2005, 10:13 AM
I have one of these stocks. I decided to use it on my VZ-24 (cracked stock) after I purchased a second, very slick looking, VZ-24. I found that the stock (full conifig) did not balance correctly. So I removed the upper half of the stock and had my receiver drilled and tapped for a scope. The rifle felt much better, scope alignment was much better, and the rifle was lighter. I have dragged this rifle on dirt trails and have used it to dig "toilet" holes :D . In other words, this stock is good for a brush/field rifle setup. IMHO, the stock should be used for field applications, not to be used to make your rifle look pretty. For more info you can Google a gentleman by the username of FMSniper. He is mainly on the Mauser Central Forum. He is the person who inspired me to remove the upper half of the stock. Good luck on your build.

http://www.hunt101.com/img/349654.JPG (http://www.hunt101.com/?p=349654&c=548&z=1)

berg
11-30-2005, 12:55 PM
I have one of these stocks. I decided to use it on my VZ-24 (cracked stock) after I purchased a second, very slick looking, VZ-24. I found that the stock (full conifig) did not balance correctly. So I removed the upper half of the stock and had my receiver drilled and tapped for a scope. The rifle felt much better, scope alignment was much better, and the rifle was lighter. I have dragged this rifle on dirt trails and have used it to dig "toilet" holes :D . In other words, this stock is good for a brush/field rifle setup. IMHO, the stock should be used for field applications, not to be used to make your rifle look pretty. For more info you can Google a gentleman by the username of FMSniper. He is mainly on the Mauser Central Forum. He is the person who inspired me to remove the upper half of the stock. Good luck on your build.

http://www.hunt101.com/img/349654.JPG (http://www.hunt101.com/?p=349654&c=548&z=1)

Damn, that looks great! I'm inspired to get a bubba Mauser now!

TMC
11-30-2005, 1:08 PM
If you reload, try the 'universal C&R rifle plinker load' of 8gr Unique with a lead/inexpensive bullet.


-hanko

8.0 grains of Unique in that huge case?! 8 grains is barely a pistol load. Do you get reliable ignition with so little powder spread out over that large area?

-hanko
12-01-2005, 4:56 PM
8.0 grains of Unique in that huge case?! 8 grains is barely a pistol load. Do you get reliable ignition with so little powder spread out over that large area?
You can either tilt the rifle up before each shot to make sure powder is close to the primer, or use a small piece of dacron batting to keep the powder down. Do not expect more than around 1000 fps, and note that I make no guarantees as to the goodness/badness of a load I suggest in your rifle.

Thanks

-hanko

Elarski
12-01-2005, 9:24 PM
Devo hit the nail on the head. Lose the scope rail, and it's a decent replacement stock. If your patient you can find deals on eBay, etc.; I found one for $50.00.

fmsniper is the man when it comes to building Mausers. Do a search on the following sites for his handiwork.

http://mfrc.sizzlyhosting.com/index.php?http://mfrc.sizzlyhosting.com/

http://www.snipershide.com/cgi-bin/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi

Good luck.