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time to buy a milsurp

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by spuscg, Oct 14, 2008.

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  1. spuscg

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    my club voted me in today. I can now use rifle ranges. They have several world war style matches. One is "use any rifle from battle of the buldge" one is normandy, one is just bolt guns, and one is any ww2 weapon whats a good deal on a rifle that with iron sights can hit a man sized target at 300 yards w/ iron sights. I want something with good availible ammo and not too expensive for the rifle. Has to be iron sights.
     
  2. paintballdude902

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    k31 i believe is a wwII era weapon but was never used in combat with the swiss being neutral

    the k31 and the ammo is practically match grade
    i think they run like 200 or so
     
  3. Marion Cobretti

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    Depending on your budget, you can't miss with a M1 Garand from the CMP.
    Good deals on 30-06 Greek ammo too.
     
  4. Funderb

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    Mosin nagant. one with a good bore.
    cheap cheap cheap.
     
  5. paintballdude902

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    seamed like he wanted a rifle for 300yard match i wouldnt shoot at a match with a russian mosin a fin maybe but id go with a k31 first
     
  6. Jeff F

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    An Enfield, one of the best battle rifles ever.
     
  7. highorder

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    Someone has to say it; Buy a Mauser!
     
  8. OOOXOOO

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    I would go 91/30.
     
  9. Ohen Cepel

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    If they will let the Yugo Mauser (M48) in that would be my choice.

    Cheap, plenty of ammo around and a great rifle overall.
     
  10. jimmyraythomason

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    Mauser 98k or Springfield '03-A3
     
  11. The Deer Hunter

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    It appears as though almost every gun that is readily obtainable has been mentioned.
     
  12. COMPNOR

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    Nope, missing one. Finnish M39
     
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    Finn M39 Mosin. Ammo is dirt cheap and they're accurate.
     
  14. Jason_G

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    Any of the above would be good recommendations, and some of them may be more accurate than the M1, but if it were me, I'd get a Garand without hesitation. That's just me though.


    Jason
     
  15. Mr White

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    If you want something that was in the BoB and Normandy, and Iwo Jima, and Luzon, and almost any other battle of WWII except for Stalingrad, a Garand is the way to go.

    You know you want one and they ain't getting any cheaper or more plentiful. It'll hit a man-sized target at 600 yds if you do your part and it has the best iron sights of any milsurp rifle out there. The CMP is the way to go. Its a no-brainer.

    For every day you don't buy a Garand, Jesus kills a puppy.
     
  16. azredhawk44

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    My 91/30 will hit a pumpkin 10 shots out of 10 at 300 yards, prone, at a pace of a shot every 10 seconds or so.

    It was $69 at Big 5 Sporting Goods.

    This is with Hungarian heavy ball surplus.
     
  17. spuscg

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    not getting a mosin, not eligible in some matches.....sweedish mausers are allowed though
     
  18. lencac

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    Without a doubt a 1903A3 would be in order.
     
  19. Funderb

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    I guess mausers of any type would be the way to go, the way you say.
    They were used in every battle. Heck, mausers are freakin' accurate anyway, and ammo isn't so bad for them still.

    My yugo is a 2x4 shooter at 200 yds yet.
     
  20. spuscg

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    im trying to decide between k98 enfield and 1903. 1903 costs the most but theres plenty of .30-06 around, and i want a .30-06 eventually. k98 and enfield are inexpensive but i never see .303 ammo and rarely 8x57
     
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    MOSIN NAGANT 91/30 one with a good bore, cork it and you will be good.
     
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    Two of the best are the Swiss straight pulls, 1911 and K-31, never used in combat. The other I am thinking of is the Swede 96 and shorter version we call the 38, was only used by the Finn's against Russia. Probably the most precisly built and accurate guns of the era.

    Do not know if these would qualify for your any gun of WWII. I would opt for a good Garand, Springfield 03 or one of the Enfields.
     
  23. Threeband

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    Congratulations on your new range membership!

    The correct answer is of course, buy them all.

    The correct question is, in what order to buy them all?

    I say, get the 03-A3 first, if you find a good deal. It'll get you going, and it's straightforward and basic.

    Then get your first Garand from the CMP.

    http://www.thecmp.org/m1garand.htm

    Notice the CMP is also a good ammo source for your 03-A3 and your M1. Availability of reasonably priced ammo is a big part of my thinking here.

    Also, both of these rifles have good sights: better than a Mauser's.

    Then start adding to your collection. Lee Enfield's are great, but cheap ammo is a thing of the past. You'll want to load your own, and case life tends to be short.

    You can get a couple 91-30's for the price of a Lee Enfield, and ammo is CHEAP! Definately stock up on Mosins. Then start pushing your club to run a "Stalingrad" match. ("The man with the rifle shoots. The second man follows him. When the man with the rifle is killed, the second man picks up the rifle and shoots." --Enemy at the Gates).
     
  24. Springfield_1911SS

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    I got my German WWII K-98 for $250, bought original WWII sight hood and locking screws(items that most modern surplus lack) for $25. I bough 200rnds on German WWII 8mm ammo for $60 with ammo can(but its, corrosive). I also reload for 8mm muaser. Well since German almost all if not all European Battles and it is a bolt gun, you would be able to use at your club
     
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    Why aren't Mosin's allowed in some contests?
     
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