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Range Report: .308 vz.24

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by BryanP, Sep 19, 2004.

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  1. BryanP

    BryanP Member

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    Recently I bought a Czech vz.24 Mauser 98K that had been rebarelled to .308 by the importer. I finally had some free time to take it to the range yesterday - my weekends have been a bit full of late.

    I picked up a 200 rounds of surplus Australian 7.62 at a local shop. I ran 70 rounds through it yesterday at 25, 50 and 100 yards. Yes, I started at 25 and it's a good thing I did.

    I have read that 98K's have a problem with shooting high at anything out to 100 yards, which is as far as I'm going to be shooting it without a scope. "They" were right when they said this. The first few shots never even hit the paper. At 25 yards I had to aim at the bottom of a 10" Shoot-N-C in order hit anywhere near the middle. I was not shooting from a rest unless you count my elbows on the table about 1/3 of the time as a rest. The odd thing is that at 50 & 100 I had to aim at bottom of the target itself to hit the middle. :confused: I freely admit that accuracy problems may be more shooter than rifle - I am a mediocre shot at best.

    Once I worked out where to aim it was quite accurate. I've seen adds for Mojo sights that claim they can solve the shooting high problem. I think that will be my next purchase for this rifle. I may also look in to one of those scope mounts that do not require any drilling. Having been rebarrelled and reblued this is no collector's item, but I still don't like the idea of drilling holes in it.
     
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    I am not sure, but you may be able to find a taller front sight at either Brownells or Numrich gun parts. A taller front sight would drop your point of impact and then you could file it off a little at a time until you got your bullets hitting where you want them.
    Also, where did you get it? Who was the importer? I would like to have a .308 mauser in military configuration but I always thought that it would be a custom job.
     
  3. BryanP

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    Goon,

    I found it on a table at a gun show in Nashville. More details can be had in the thread linked at the top of my post, including pictures.

    According to a Usenet posting back in 1996 Federal Ordnance imported a bunch of vz.24's, rebarrelled them and reblued them.

    I have no idea how hard they may be to find now.

    I like the idea of the Mojo rear sight replacement as it's supposed to be easily reversed to the original sights.
     
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