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Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Virg461, Aug 8, 2010.

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  1. Virg461

    Virg461 Member

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    Has anyone bought one of the Czech vz24's from AIM? I am waffling between a Yugo 24/47 or a vz24. I have heard that the Czech's were pretty shot out, no matter how pretty. The ones that AIM has listed are Russian captures.

    My understanding on the Yugos is that the barrels are pretty much new and should be more accurate.

    What Say Ye?

    I like guns that hit what they're aimed at....even if I do own a MN91/30. :neener:
     
  2. nathan

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    Those VZ 24s shoot high bec they start at 300 meters whle M 24 47s are 200 meters. Expect to hit 9 inches high at 100 yds, 11 inches at 200 yds and 2 inches high at 300 yds on the VZ. If you can change to a taller front sight post on the VZ , the better.
     
  3. Crawfish141

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    My friend recently ordered one from AIM, and I got to shoot/inspect it last weekend. The rifle was in good shape, including the bore. The wood was mismatched colourwise; however, all the numbers matched. Offhand at 200yds a 14" plate wasn't hard to hit at all.

    In short, they're solid rifles.
     
  4. Virg461

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    Anyone have a feel for how the Yugo 24/47 compares to the Czech vz24 in terms of accuracy?
     
  5. NCsmitty

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    The accuracy of both types are pretty close by comparison, and it may vary by barrel condition. Not all soldiers cleaned their rifles the same, and the ammo used was corrosive. If you're lucky enough to get a new barrel from a refurbishing, you'll be ahead of the game.

    The major differences between the 24/47 and the VZ24, is the VZ24 is a standard length action and has parts available from many sources.
    The 24/47 is an intermediate length action, with some critical model specific parts a bit harder to find. The 24/47 and the M48 Yugos are both intermediate actions and can share most parts. The 24/47 seems to be a smoother action than the M48.

    I personally converted a VZ24 to a sporter using an A&B heavy barrel chambered in 6.5x55 Swede, bedded in a Fajen laminate stock. That allows me to take advantage of a strong M98 action and push the envelope with the 6.5 Swede round.


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  6. Col. Plink

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    Sporterized VZ-24?? Heresy!! ;)
     
  7. 10mm Mike

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    I got a VZ-24 from AIM (late last year I think it was). It looked great. The bore was perfect. The bluing was probably 95% if not better, and the wood was in good shape as well (I put it in a Hogue stock).

    The only thing not perfect was that the crest was scrubbed and it didn't have the locking screws.

    I was very pleased with the rifle and AIM.
     
  8. Maj Dad

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    Brownell's has them. Put one on my VZ & no more problems.
    http://www.brownells.com/.aspx/pid=341/Product/MAUSER_FRONT_SIGHT_BLANK
     
  9. 10mm Mike

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    You could also put a MOJO rear sight on it like I did with mine. Word of warning: its a real pain in the rear to mess around with the rear sight.
     
  10. Coronach

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    The VZ is regarded as one of the best mauser types produced, in terms of craftsmanship. However, like any milsurp their condition will vary from pristine to rusted out hunk of crud. I've heard that the VZs from AIM are actually in decent shape, despite the scrubbed crests. I have no first-hand experience.

    The base rifle is outstanding. What has happened to it in the 80-odd years since it left Brno is the issue.

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  11. lopezni

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    I got one from AIM, Romanian rifle, Russian capture. Beautiful stripes in the wood, bluing metal in great shape, strong rifling, slight pitting in the bore, not bad. Sitting on the ground firing off hand I can make 3" groups with my handloads. Some accuracy problems with the VZ24's come from the crappy production ammo which is loaded very light and uses .318 diameter bullets when the groove diameter of a VZ24 is .323 and sometimes greater.
     
  12. Maj Dad

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    Which production are you talking about? .318s haven't been "produced" since the German Army adopted the 7.92 Infanterie Spitz with a 323 diameter bullet in 1905. All the Mausers built after that used the 323 bullet, and German and other European countries using the newer weapons produced it. Some 318s remained in limited service, but most were rebarreled or relegated to training or colonial service. I have never encountered either the round or a rifle chambered for it. In fact the last M88 I examined had been rebarreled to 323 (or 7.92 IS as the bbl was marked).

    If your talking about US produced ammo, it is loaded to lower pressures (just under 40,000 psi) but uses 323 bullets. The lower pressure is to allow for firing in a tight 318 bore and the concomitant higher pressure, but like I said, I have never encountered a 318 bore rifle. Don't deny they're out there, but they're few & far between. My VZ 7.92 IS shoots damn near 2" groups with Portuguese military ammo, and I have a documented, witnessed group of 1" with a handload (that's not germaine to the OP, just me bragging... :rolleyes: )
     
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    I am happy with mine. Very nice shape.
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  14. AT2

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    I have two Vz24s from AIM that I bought in January, I love 'em to death. Bluing was 97% bores dark but in awesome shape with no pitting. The stocks, however, left a little to be desired so I refinished mine. Accuracy on both are better than me but I shoot quarters at 50 yards consistantly. I also HAD a 24/47, didn't feel as good as the Vz24 so I traded it for a Mosin M38 with a s&k mount and a NC* scope. I do believe I got the better end of that deal.
     
  15. Col. Plink

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    Hey AT2, how's that S&K & NC* setup treatin' ya? Eye relief? Scope performance? Etc.? Thanks! (considering same for my VZ-24)
     
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