new toys 8mm and hmr


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ssbn731g
November 23, 2009, 01:17 AM
well, I have added two more to my collection.

I just picked up a 8mm Mauser s146g for 400.00 , all #s are matching.

I also made off with an savage hmr 17 for with scope for 200.00

I will get some pics up in the next day or two. I took them out yesterday and enjoyed firing them. the both hit where I was aiming...thank goodness

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rangerruck
November 23, 2009, 11:01 AM
clean the 17 thoroughly ; at least twice in the first 50 rounds- copper is you enemy with these, so don't let it start. Then, try several diff rounds, including 20 grainers, Sometimes Savage prefers the 20's. Lastly, the 17's can take quite a while to come around; I have known some dudes rifles to take over 300 rounds, before the groups started to really shrink, so be patient.

Col. Plink
November 23, 2009, 11:39 AM
I have an 8mmMauser (Czech VZ-24), you'll have a ball with yours I'll wager. Lots of cheap surplus ammo out there (got mine w/free shipping from AimSurplus), and with a bottle of Montana Xtreme bore cleaner you don't have to have an extra procedure or even solvent on hand to take care of corrosive deposits and all other cleaning needs.

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