View Full Version : Kar98K vs M48

12-29-2010, 12:51 AM
Greetings & Happy Holidays, I personally love to shoot 8mm Mauser out of my Nazi Kar98K. But I have not shot it a lot because I just dont want to put mileage on it. I want to know if the Yugo M48 Mausers are a lot like the German ones on performance & accuracy. Is it worth getting one haha:TFH:

12-29-2010, 3:57 AM
I say if you like the German ones, find another German one that is a little more beat up than the one you have now, but has a good bore and use that as your shooter.

I mean even with the one you have now as long as you clean if after your trips to the range and take care of it I don't think you're going to do anything by shooting it regularly that a World War and 60 years didn't already do to it.

12-29-2010, 9:12 AM
I agree with the above. Just pick up another K98. I have one that is no safe queen, it's my primary shooter. The more pristine K98 does not see a lot of range time.


Army GI
12-29-2010, 1:06 PM
I agree, buy another one. Or rebuild one from parts and a brand new barrel.

I have an M1903 Mk. 1 Springfield which is the jewel of my collection. But I also have an M1903A3 which I rebuilt from a barreled receiver and I burn ammo in that thing.

Also, have you considered reloading? Shooting reduced cast loads is a great way to be gentle on your rifle and on your wallet.

12-29-2010, 1:08 PM
Sounds good, I should just forget about the Yugo Mauser and pick up a K98.
"The more pristine K98 does not see a lot of range time" SO TRUEEE LOL

12-29-2010, 6:17 PM
To answer your question there isn't any practical difference between the two rifles.

12-31-2010, 11:32 AM
Own both, accuracy wise a draw. Bolt manipulation slightly different.

12-31-2010, 1:10 PM
this might help you out. if i remember correctly the m48 action is a little shorter than the k98.


Anubis Laughed
01-01-2011, 3:47 PM
As mentioned above, apart from the rifles origins, and the Yugo action being slightly shorter than the 98k, there really is little actual difference between the two rifles. Shooting and performance will be more affected by the bore conditon and headspace than anything else.

Having said that, I'd prefer to own two 98k's. I own one German rifle, a code 42/date1938 RC rifle, and it's great on the range!

01-02-2011, 9:26 PM
Yeah I can't complain. German engineering lol. Mine is a RC/ CE / 1943