MAUSER ACCURACY


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RENO V
December 29, 2006, 01:19 AM
I have an old sporterized Mauser. I hadn't shot it in years and decided to shoot a deer with it. When I checked it on a target, it shot all over the place. 20 some odd years ago, I thought it was pretty accurate. I used to shoot targets with it, and I remember shooting a squirrel off a tree limb with it. I took it apart to clean it, and saw that the action screw can not be tightened fully due to the set screw that fits into a notch on the action screw. Seems like a loose action screw would not be conducive to good accuracy. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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cracked butt
December 29, 2006, 02:25 AM
I took it apart to clean it, and saw that the action screw can not be tightened fully due to the set screw that fits into a notch on the action screw.

The locking screws, while nifty, aren't necessary. Just tighten the action screws and leave the locking screws out if they don't fit right.

yooper_sjd
December 29, 2006, 08:27 AM
i have an old turk, had the same problem. Might have had some corrosion at the muzzle and wore away some of your rifling. Find a smith and have have recrown your muzzle, this should tighten your grouping right up! If it don't, sit down with a 100 rds and shoot away, get use to the rifle again.

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