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Favorite bolt action surplus

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by conhntr, May 22, 2010.

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Favorite ww2 range toy

Poll closed Jun 11, 2010.
  1. Springfield

    15.8%
  2. Mauser

    27.5%
  3. Mosin

    19.2%
  4. British enfield

    27.5%
  5. Arisaka

    0.8%
  6. CArcano

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Other

    9.2%
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  1. conhntr

    conhntr Member

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    Which ww2 surplus bt action is your favorite to take to the range? Me I like the 303 I have a no. 5 carbine that is really fun
     
  2. finfanatic

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    I have a Winchester M1917 the one they call the Enfield as it was based on the P14 Enfield in .303. I was expecting an Eddystone but when I opened the CMP box, there was a beautiful Winchester M1917.

    m1917-3-small.jpg

    I have been looking for a 1903 but the gun show prices for the condition of the rifle don't seem to match IMHO.
     
  3. Moose458

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    My favorite Mil sup bolt gun for fun is without a doubt, my Swedish Mausers.
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  4. jglcolosprgs

    jglcolosprgs Member

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    moose458...

    what and where did you get that stock for the swede?
     
  5. Vern Humphrey

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    I have a Swedish Mauser (sporterized by Kimber), a Canadian Ross, an M1898 Krag (sporterized) and two M1903A3 Springfields (one by Remington, one by Smith-Corona.) The '03A3s are my favorites by a long chalk.
     
  6. jkingrph

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    My hands down favorite is the 1911 Swiss Schmit-Rubin, followed by their K-31..After that I will take one of the Swedish M-96 Mausers. For ease and comfort of carry the Swedish short rifle, commonly called a M-38 here is my choice.
     
  7. Maverick223

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    The Mauser is my favorite, closely followed by the Enfield and K-31.

    :)
     
  8. BamAlmighty

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    Spanish FR8
     
  9. Opoche

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    Swedish Mauser.
     
  10. buck460XVR

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    I too have a M1917.
     
  11. Karl Hungus

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    Swiss K 31
     
  12. Old Shooter

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    German 8mm Mauser followed very closley by the Swedish M-38
     
  13. Kentucky_Rifleman

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    I love the Swede and 8mm Mausers, but my favorite is the Mauser in 7x57. I've just never found a cartridge I like better.

    KR
     
  14. Hammerhead6814

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    I would say the K-31, but doing a mad-minute and actually hitting a steel-gong 20 out of 20 times at 200 yards is the most fun I've had with a bolt-rifle!

    I can only load and fire 20 rounds in a minute with my No. 4 Mk I. I'm no British Tommy.
     
  15. mm1ut1

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    I have a Mosin modified for 200 yard iron sight prone matches. We shoot at MR 52 targets and I shoot in the low 190s, which is a lot better than I do with my Rock River Arms sercice rifle. Can't beat that long sight radius !
     
  16. JNewell

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    Swedish Mauser!!!
     
  17. 4thPointOfContact

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    Enfield. Actually... an Ishapore 2A1 that was cut down to 'jungle gun'/scout specs and has an FAL flash hider permanently affixed on a sub-16" barrel. It just makes the +26 inch non-SBR length.
     
  18. Float Pilot

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    swedish mauser
     
  19. brandonc

    brandonc Member

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    Check my sig :D
     
  20. dvcrsn

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    M1917 Winchester first choice, SMLE4 2nd choice
     
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