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BillinNH
April 4, 2008, 07:28 PM
Who currently makes rifles chambered in 7x57 Mauser? I looked at the Tikka and CZ websites and didn't find any currently offered. I ran the search function here and got Ruger. Is there anyone else?

Any help appreciated. A line on a used gun or a barrelled action would be good to know about.

Thanks.

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The Lone Haranguer
April 4, 2008, 08:02 PM
Any particular action type? You seem to be interested in bolts.

Ruger shows the No. 1 (http://http://ruger.com/Firearms/FAProdResults?type=Rifle&subtype=Single+Shot&SearchIn=All&family=Model&variation=Variation&bct=Yes&caliber=7mm+%287x57%29&finish=Blued&blength=22%22&work=Yes&imagefield.x=13&imagefield.y=9) in this caliber, but this is of course a single-shot.

BillinNH
April 4, 2008, 08:56 PM
Yes, I prefer bolts in this case. I want it for a general hunting and range rifle. It seems like the perfect caliber to go in between my 6.5 Swede and my K31. I just love these old tried and true cartridges and enjoy working up my own loads for them.

Single shots have their place but for this rifle I would like a repeater.

Am I better advised to look for a used gun or to try to build one up from another Mauser action? I would have to get a new barrel which would be expensive.

Consider my position. I want a 7x57 rifle to shoot and handload for and to hunt with. Where do I go?

Thanks.

viking499
April 4, 2008, 09:44 PM
I saw a NIB old stock synthetic ruger bolty awhile back. Asked the guy about it and he said it could be mine for $750........

Vicious-Peanut
April 4, 2008, 10:02 PM
Here is an FN. I know nothing about it, but it fit the bill that you mentioned so heres a link.

http://www.gunsamerica.com/936706802/Guns/Rifles/FNH-Fabrique-Nationale-Rifles/Bolt-action/Hunting/FM_7x57_Action_and_Barrel.htm

skinewmexico
April 4, 2008, 10:12 PM
Probably get several barrel makes to make a pre-fit for a savage.

MachIVshooter
April 4, 2008, 11:54 PM
I dunno, but in searching for your 7x57, I just discovered Remington now chambers the .220 Swift in the 700 VS SF II. Wish I'd known that was in the works before I bought the Ruger M77 Varmint. :fire: The Ruger does shoot, but I like Remingtons sooooo much better.

Anyway, Ruger used to offer hte M77 in 7x57, both the standard Mk II and the RSI (full length stock). They don't show it now, though. Good luck.

dstorm1911
April 5, 2008, 03:05 AM
as your other two favorites are milsurps....... why not pickup a Chilien 1895 onea the best and made at Obendorf usually can find real nice ones around $250

BillinNH
April 5, 2008, 08:56 AM
< why not pickup a Chilien 1895 >

That would be great although I would prefer something with a shorter barrel. 24" or so is the most I like to carry in the field. I was thinking maybe a Spanish Guardia Civil. Are they generally available?

Bill

dstorm1911
April 5, 2008, 10:38 AM
checkout the for sale sections on sites actually dedicated to milsurps, they show up frequently, Gunboards.com and surplusrifleforum.com are two of the best

Bwana John
April 5, 2008, 11:23 AM
My 7mm Mauser is a Rem 700 Mnt Rifle.

It was one of those yearly "classic" things Remington put out, I think in 91 or 92.

Vern Humphrey
April 5, 2008, 11:45 AM
Probably get several barrel makes to make a pre-fit for a savage.

That's probably your best bet. Find a used Savage in something like .25-06 and get a 7X57 barrel for it. You'd get two rifles for about the price of one new one.

ldp4570
April 5, 2008, 01:23 PM
I know your not into single-shot, but Ruger does make a nice #1 RSI in 7X57. I have one and she's a real sweetheart to shoot.

wolf13
April 5, 2008, 02:10 PM
I don't mean to take this thread completely off tangent, but what does a Spanish Guardia Civil look like? I have a 7mm mauser rifle that has a stamp on it saying something like "Made in Mexico", and always wondered what it was.

Float Pilot
April 5, 2008, 04:09 PM
Here' a sexy one...

http://www.gunsamerica.com/957409034/Guns/Rifles/Interarms-Rifles/Interarms_MKX_Custom.htm

This one is a touch on the expensive side
http://www.gunsamerica.com/976971058/Guns/Rifles/Griffin-and-Howe-Rifles/Griffin_and_Howe_7x57_Mauser_Custom.htm

here is a Ruger M-77 bolt gun:
http://www.gunsamerica.com/940041410/Guns/Rifles/Ruger-Rifles/Model-77/Ruger_m_77r_MKII_7mm_mause.htm

Here is an M-70 Featherweight,,, This is the one I would jump on if I had the extra bucks....
http://www.gunsamerica.com/914938134/Guns/Rifles/Winchester-Rifles-Modern-Bolt-Auto-Single/Model-70/Post-64/Winchester_model_70_Older_style_270_7MM_MAUSER_left_NIC.htm

This took me two minutes while my wife was yelling at me to get off the computer...

PS: If you want to reload and get the best performance out of the 7x57mm mauser cartridge, do not buy an old small ring Mauser ( M-93s and M-95s )
They do not do well with warm loads.
There were plenty of M98 mauser actions sent to South America that were originally in 7x57mm but you will not get match grade accuracy out of any of those now. The 98 action in any stock military caliber can easily be rebarreled to 7 x 57mm. As can the intermediate length Yugo M-48 mauser actions.
Or any commercail Mauser action like a Parker hale, Interarms, Charles Dailey or the overpriced Remington 798 which is really the same as the others.

dirtyjim
April 5, 2008, 09:06 PM
wolf13 yours would be a mexican mauser. they are a odd variant of the 98 mauser. they are short like the m95 but use a bolt with the 3rd lug like a m98. alot of them were made into lightwieght sporters. the 1936 version even has a springfield 1903 style cockingpiece.

BillinNH
April 5, 2008, 09:30 PM
The more I think about it the more I like the idea of getting a used Savage and adding an aftermarket barrel. Are there Savage bolts that are compatible with 7x57? If so, what are they? Is it as easy as fitting a new barrel and using an existing bolt? I've never changed calibers like this.

Thanks.

Bill

skinewmexico
April 5, 2008, 09:45 PM
Any long action Savage, excluding magnums. Takes 30 minutes to change the barrel.

dstorm1911
April 7, 2008, 10:35 AM
Well there is a Chilien M95 for sale on gunboards.com right now $275

http://forums.gunboards.com/showthread.php?t=38268

in case ya decide ya can go with the longer barrel, I really like all my M95s not a bad one in the bunch and very slick action

Bwana John
April 7, 2008, 11:10 AM
You could also get a 7mm-08 instead.

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