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 » 20 Nov 2018, 10:25 pm

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

Post by Stix » 20 Nov 2018, 10:59 pm

What rings are they SHV...?
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Post by SHV » 20 Nov 2018, 11:08 pm

Stix wrote:What rings are they SHV...?


vortex low rings, around 40 dollars delivered from Ebay

the rail is NightForce standard duty rail, 100 dollars from LGS
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Post by Stix » 20 Nov 2018, 11:27 pm

Wow that seems cheap (the rings)... :thumbsup:

I need a new set of inch rings & all gun dhops seem.way over priced.

Do you know what ebay store you got them from...? Or do you have you got a link to the page or store...?
(Im not overly tech or ebay savvy--i just get lost looking in there)...

Anyway, that scope is no good... :lol:

Truthfully, looks a real nice outfit... :thumbsup:
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Re: Mauser M18, looks like a very good budget rifle

Post by SHV » 21 Nov 2018, 8:00 am

Stix wrote:Wow that seems cheap (the rings)... :thumbsup:

I need a new set of inch rings & all gun dhops seem.way over priced.

Do you know what ebay store you got them from...? Or do you have you got a link to the page or store...?
(Im not overly tech or ebay savvy--i just get lost looking in there)...

Anyway, that scope is no good... :lol:

Truthfully, looks a real nice outfit... :thumbsup:
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thanks, it looks not bad and the most important thing is it is not too heavy for 22 inch barrel 5 round capacity and mid-long range 50mm hunting scope

sometimes the ebay stores got 5% or 10% off so around 40 dollars
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vortex-Hunt ... :rk:6:pf:0
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Post by Bill » 27 Nov 2018, 7:14 am

I noticed Nick Harvey did a test and review of the M18 in 308 in the latest Sporting Shooter and pretty much had every factory round shoot sub MOA 5 shot groups and made the claim that its probably the most accurate 308 he had ever tested !!

cant wait to get mine now
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Re: Mauser M18, looks like a very good budget rifle

Post by axio » 01 Dec 2018, 8:38 am

How are you finding this rifle SHV? I handled one in the shop and think i'm sold
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Post by SHV » 01 Dec 2018, 9:37 am

axio wrote:How are you finding this rifle SHV? I handled one in the shop and think i'm sold


still doing the ammo test, the rifle feels good, especially love the bolt, very smoothly and effortless to operate, the bolt handle slightly longer and bigger than other's, it is perfect size and open up very low angle huge clearance space to the scope, very quick follow up shoot...
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Post by TassieTiger » 01 Dec 2018, 3:15 pm

I had a serious look at one of these before committing to a steyr. I loved the overall feel and balance - beautiful.
As mentioned elsewhere, why didn’t they put a steel trigger on board rather than steel ? I know plastics have come along way but plastic deteriorates and deforms and the trigger is the key interface point...

The set trigger on the steyr is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever shot - waaay to dangerous for hunting but just fabulous from a bench...approx .1 kg of pull and it breaks like a lighting bolt.
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Re: Mauser M18, looks like a very good budget rifle

Post by JimTom » 01 Dec 2018, 5:19 pm

Watched a few reviews on the M18 today on Tubeface, and doesn’t seem to be any negative reports. Seems to shoot nicely, and I personally like the aesthetics of the rifle. Definitely a contender for my next acquisition, once I workout what I actually need (want).
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Re: Mauser M18, looks like a very good budget rifle

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Post by JimTom » 02 Dec 2018, 7:05 pm

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

Post by MJW380 » 02 Dec 2018, 7:35 pm

What camera do you use SHV, geez that pic looks awesome
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Post by SHV » 02 Dec 2018, 8:17 pm

JimTom wrote:Looks good mate


thanks :friends:
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Post by SHV » 02 Dec 2018, 8:19 pm

MJW380 wrote:What camera do you use SHV, geez that pic looks awesome


canon 6D with 50mm F1.4 lens if I am not too lazy :lol: sometimes just use Iphone instead
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Re: Mauser M18, looks like a very good budget rifle

Post by solarpak » 08 Dec 2018, 6:38 pm

Bill wrote:
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......



My apologies Bill your spot on - The M18 is threaded, the M12 press-fit.
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Post by Bill » 09 Dec 2018, 8:55 am

allgood CK easy mistake to make especially with the cutting of corners with the older brother the Sauer 100. After handling 1 many months ago I tried to find a reason not to order 1 and couldnt find it, hopefully it shows up mid January B-)
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Post by SHV » 12 Dec 2018, 10:58 am

Bill wrote:allgood CK easy mistake to make especially with the cutting of corners with the older brother the Sauer 100. After handling 1 many months ago I tried to find a reason not to order 1 and couldnt find it, hopefully it shows up mid January B-)


Sauer 100 is nicer, bit heavier and 100-200 dollars more, if I don't have sauer 202 avalanche xt 223 I may buy a Sauer 30 cal too :drinks:
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