Mauser M18, looks like a very good budget rifle

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Re: Mauser M18, looks like a very good budget rifle

Post by SHV » 31 Oct 2018, 10:58 pm

Chappo wrote:SHV.
$100 Dollar bill, really??
La di da!!!
I'd like to collect those but i just cant afford it.
So how does it shoot / feel? Im assuming you bought one?


bought but no time to try yet, will update after visit st Mary's next week :lol:
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Post by MJW380 » 03 Nov 2018, 3:17 pm

Pickup mine in .243 Tuesday, can’t wait!!!
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Post by SHV » 05 Nov 2018, 12:10 am

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Re: Mauser M18, looks like a very good budget rifle

Post by SHV » 05 Nov 2018, 12:12 am

it feels like 2.7kg rather than 2.9kg and 21 inch barrel rather than 22 inch barrel
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Re: Mauser M18, looks like a very good budget rifle

Post by Bill » 05 Nov 2018, 4:40 pm

SHV what ammo ya gunna put down the tube ? a mate just bought a 243 and was keen to try out some of the OSA 70gr HP.
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Re: Mauser M18, looks like a very good budget rifle

Post by SHV » 05 Nov 2018, 8:54 pm

Bill wrote:SHV what ammo ya gunna put down the tube ? a mate just bought a 243 and was keen to try out some of the OSA 70gr HP.


mainly will be reload, I've got some full length sized federal 30-06 case and bought 2 packs of federal 150gr hunting ammo to try
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Post by SHV » 07 Nov 2018, 10:11 pm

sighted in and tested 2 types of 180 gr hunting ammo, both a little less than 1.4 moa, got some spent case for reload

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Post by SHV » 07 Nov 2018, 10:14 pm

about the same tiny bit less than 1.4 moa
next time will try 150 gr hunting ammo and some reload

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Post by Bill » 08 Nov 2018, 7:25 am

Well thats a starting point, nice groups for factory ammo, how was the trigger ??
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Post by SHV » 08 Nov 2018, 11:01 am

Bill wrote:Well thats a starting point, nice groups for factory ammo, how was the trigger ??


feels good, for hunting rifle it is excellent trigger, not perfect though, the trigger itself is plastic rather than metal, it is strong enough and wide enough but feels different...
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Post by TassieTiger » 08 Nov 2018, 12:07 pm

Plastic trigger?? That’s me done...
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Post by TassieTiger » 08 Nov 2018, 12:10 pm

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Re: Mauser M18, looks like a very good budget rifle

Post by solarpak » 10 Nov 2018, 10:05 pm

Lets not get too carried away here ...Sauer and Mauser are in effect the same company and the Sauer 100 / Mauser M18 are very similar rifles - Sauer and Mauser have quickly discovered that us mere mortals cant afford $3000 upwards for a switch barrel 404 or M03/M12 etc.....

Personally i am not a fan of the way the barrels are fitted - by heating the receiver ring and swaging in the barrel.....not ideal if you need to re-barrel......
The Sauer 100 is a fine range of rifles and shoot very well - as were the Sauer 101 before it...... and are a great hunting rifle as such. The M18 is just another variant and prices too appeal to the new shooters with a marque that evokes rifles of quality ......they still make nice rifles as such as does Sauer - but purely entry level offerings as such...

Good rifles if you want something different from the usual HOWA / Tikka etc...

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Re: Mauser M18, looks like a very good budget rifle

Post by SHV » 11 Nov 2018, 10:34 am

Sauer 100 is more heavy and more expensive than M18

M18 feels more ergonomic than others for handling and cycling IMO

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Post by Bill » 11 Nov 2018, 7:08 pm

solarpak wrote:Lets not get too carried away here ...Sauer and Mauser are in effect the same company and the Sauer 100 / Mauser M18 are very similar rifles - Sauer and Mauser have quickly discovered that us mere mortals cant afford $3000 upwards for a switch barrel 404 or M03/M12 etc.....

Personally i am not a fan of the way the barrels are fitted - by heating the receiver ring and swaging in the barrel.....not ideal if you need to re-barrel......
The Sauer 100 is a fine range of rifles and shoot very well - as were the Sauer 101 before it...... and are a great hunting rifle as such. The M18 is just another variant and prices too appeal to the new shooters with a marque that evokes rifles of quality ......they still make nice rifles as such as does Sauer - but purely entry level offerings as such...

Good rifles if you want something different from the usual HOWA / Tikka etc...

CK


M18 is threaded barrel mate. Basically a 5 shot Moa rifle for sub $900.

You'd be lucky to get a gunsmith to fit/profile a barrel half as accurate as that in this country......
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Re: Mauser M18, looks like a very good budget rifle

Post by TassieTiger » 19 Nov 2018, 11:21 am

Very positive write up on these rifles in latest shooter magazine.
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Re: Mauser M18, looks like a very good budget rifle

Post by SHV » 20 Nov 2018, 10:20 pm

new scope

4-12x50 with zero stop and ballistic turret, weight only 14.x oz, the glass is not bad so give it a try

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