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  • timctimc Senior Member TexasPosts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Well snake you know what they say, "it's what's on the inside that counts" well my K98 may look fairly close to period correct on the outside the scope and mount are reproductions, the fluted flash hider is enfield but I think it looks cool on there and it is hiding a Timney trigger. I say it is close enough because the rest of the rifle is nazi issue 1943.
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    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Mine's worse than Nazi, it's Muslim Nazi!

    :vomit::banned::bang::silly::rotflmao::rotflmao::rotflmao:
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Dellrose TNPosts: 18,428 Senior Member
    Take a GI FMJ round apart sometime, and I'll bet you still find an open back end on the bullet. It would be pretty well impossible to get a lead core inside one that's sealed on both ends.
    Jerry
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Well after thinking this over, I think it's a bubba deal anyway, and I should have thought more about it. I know you can get into trouble playing Bubba. Thanks for the heads up Teach.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • mkk41mkk41 Banned Posts: 1,932 Senior Member
    Hunting with an iron sighted battle rifle?!?!

    Is this some sick twisted joke?!?!

    EVERYONE KNOWS ya need a magnum .33 caliber custom rifle with at LEAST a $1000 20x scope.

    And those tales of buckskin-clad hunters of yester-year using black powder Pennsylvania/Kentucky rifles with patched round balls and primative iron sights to shoot deer at over 100yds are just fairy tales.
  • timctimc Senior Member TexasPosts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Just got back home from the lease. We had fun this weekend, one of my hunting buddies finally took his first pig so he was doing a happy dance.

    I shot a large sow Friday evening with my AR-10 but that doesn't count for the milsurp thread but Saturday evening I managed to put down 2 Javalina with the old K98. Took the first one with a head shot at 40 yard shot and since I was all pumped up with confidence I tried it on a long range shot when they walked back out in the road on the opposite side. I took the second Javalina with a head shot at 150 yards. Ammo used was my own hand loads with 200 grain Speer Hot Core bullets.
    Here are soem pics...
    K98lookingforswine.jpg
    K98Javalinas.jpg
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    Tim, have you ever tried Wolf Gold Ammo in your Mausers? I have about 120 rounds I bought from Midway a few years back. It's 196 grain Soft Nose. I know it's not super high velocity and I haven't shot it through the Chrony yet, but I imagine in my 23" barrel it's around 2500 FPS MV. For most hog hunting around here, out to 300 Yards I imagine it would work fine. Anyway, if my smith ever finishes my latest Yugo it will still be in 8mm form for year or two until I have it rebarreled to 6mm Remington. So I have plenty of ammo for a few hogs. I don't even have a die for the 8mm yet. I guess that's in the mill for a purchase down the road. Even though I'm going to convert 3 of these Yugos to something else (already did one) I will always have at least one 8x57. When I get through with all these projects the only 8mm I'll have will be in Mil Surp form because I will not sporterize all four, but I want to put a higher front blade sight on it so I can use it as is for hogs at 100-200 yards. They shoot way high at 100 with the Mil Spec sights as most Mausers do because the front blade is too short. Teach says it's most likely that way by design. I imagine it was designed to be shot at long range. This is a little overkill for long range because when your target is up close you'll shoot high.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • timctimc Senior Member TexasPosts: 6,684 Senior Member
    Never tried the Wolf Gold ammo, I have gotten great results with the hand loads so I haven't looked anwhere else and when I can pop them oinkers in the head at 150 yards I think I am good with what I have! :)
    timc - formerly known as timc on the last G&A forum and timc on the G&A forum before that and the G&A forum before that.....
    AKA: Former Founding Member
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