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Mauser M18

AxeAxe MemberPosts: 421 Member
anyone have any experience with them? My FFL buddy has one in .308 and one in 30-06 for $699. Synthetic stock with butt stock storage compartment and no glass. I am not a fan of the recoil from the 30-06, and something tells me that hollow butt stock will only make it worse. Im thinking if it came with wood furniture it would be a hell of a rifle for the price range. 

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  • wizard78wizard78 Senior Member Posts: 1,004 Senior Member

    There was a nice review of that one in American Rifleman. As a NE hunting rifle, I'd rather have the 243 or 308, if I were in the market.

    https://www.americanhunter.org/articles/2018/1/31/new-for-2018-mauser-m18/


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  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    $699 is MSRP. Gunbroker and other online sellers have them for $50+ dollars cheaper, if price is something you're looking at.
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  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 22,429 Senior Member
    edited June 2018 #4
    Here's a site to check out the details:

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  • AxeAxe Member Posts: 421 Member
    tennmike said:
    $699 is MSRP. Gunbroker and other online sellers have them for $50+ dollars cheaper, if price is something you're looking at.
    Price isn't an issue, but hey, if I can save $50 on the rifle, im game. I have not seen many around, and my buddy has a few of them so I may trade one in and pay the difference. I usually get good deals from this shop. 
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 27,457 Senior Member
    I support doing business with a local shop whenever I can. Trading in one you don't use anymore for one you one is a decent plan, too!
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  • ojrojr Senior Member Posts: 1,273 Senior Member
    Haven't seen an 18 over here yet but I have a mate with a M12 in 6.5x55, have tried to buy if off him more than once
    better trigger than my Sakos in that caliber and just as accurate.
    The M18 looks to be competing with Tikka T3(x) and Sauer 100.
    I'd be willing to bet some of your money it will compete accuracy wise.
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  • AxeAxe Member Posts: 421 Member
    wizard78 said:

    There was a nice review of that one in American Rifleman. As a NE hunting rifle, I'd rather have the 243 or 308, if I were in the market.

    https://www.americanhunter.org/articles/2018/1/31/new-for-2018-mauser-m18/


    Rich has one in .308 which may be the route I go since I have multiple 30-06 already. The 30-06 and .308 will not give me any difference in performance hunting in these parts, especially since we are heavily wooded, mountainous and longest shots may only be 300 yards or so. Ballistics wise its a crap shoot between the two calibers. 
  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    There's an article about this rifle in the August G&A magazine.
  • AxeAxe Member Posts: 421 Member
    There's an article about this rifle in the August G&A magazine.

    page 58 as a matter of fact. I am reading it as we speak! 

  • earlyagainearlyagain Posts: 7,928 Senior Member
    It sounded like a good rifle in the article. Even allowing for the pandering nature of such reviews.
  • Uncle FesterUncle Fester Senior Member Posts: 1,569 Senior Member
    edited July 2018 #12
    This months NRA magazine has a review on Frianchi’s new bolt action rifle.  Like the Mauser, it sounds nice.

    My main concern would be parts (and accessories) as both of these rifles age.  
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