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« on: October 23, 2010, 10:25:25 AM »

Here is my Scout rifle; was built in 1998

M96 Mauser
6.5x55
sporterized Swedish mauser stock
AO (XS) Scout mount
Burris 2x LER
Zee Rings
Swedish Mil sling swivels
nylon sling
Barrel 19.5"
OAL 40"
Wt w/ scope and sling 7.7 lbs





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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 03:24:26 PM »

Nice rifle!
I like Swedish Mausers, and wish I had bought another half dozen when they were around by the rack full.
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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2010, 03:42:35 PM »

Nice rifle!
I like Swedish Mausers, and wish I had bought another half dozen when they were around by the rack full.

I hear you on that; I have 4 and wish I had a dozen more.
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« Reply #3 on: October 24, 2010, 03:27:59 AM »

I bought mine, then went to a Highpower match that weekend.  The guy next to me showed me an M96 Swede he had just finished making into a loaner/spare Highpower rifle by installing match sights he already had, and no other changes.  He didn't use it that day, but said it shot great out to at least 600 and I believe it.  He had him a match rifle capable of cleaning any target for around a $200 investment.
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« Reply #4 on: October 24, 2010, 05:11:37 PM »

Hey Enforcer,

You have yourself a very useful little rifle there. I have wondered about leaving the bolt handle of a Milsurp rilfe straight. It could make it faster to work but I always wondered if it would be too different from my other rifles. I have a Swedish Mauser project that I am near finishing. It has the military barrel cut to 18.5 with a Redfield rear and a Williams fire froint, the metal has all been parkerized. My idea is to maybe just keep it unscoped, as sort of a rainy day gun. The stock is an after market sporter that would have been pretty except whoever began the project must have started inletting it with a chainsaw. It is going to have a lot of glass showing and I am still trying to decide whether to try to oil finish it or just paint it. I put a Timney Sportsman trigger in it. It is right at 39 inches over all if I don't cut a little off the stock which I may.
It is not nor ever will be a true Scout but I have had some fun trying decide what to call it It could be Euro Scout of Swede P Scout or something of the like. When I get it running I may just screw a Weaver base on the barrel so that I can put a Scout scope on it.
My Son and I tried out a friend's steel target range on the way home from deer hunting the other day The targets are about 8" x 12" with the long gong somewhat bigger. They start at a hundred yards and go on out to a little past 3 hundred judging by where I had to hold to hit it. I cannot wait to get back with some other rifles including an iron sighted one to see if my old eyes are still up to the task.
I will work toward posting some photos of the Swede as soon as I get it done.
I would just encourage you guys reading this to go ahead and post and try to keep things interesting around here, sometimes it's way to long with nobody saying nothin'.

Bob
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« Reply #5 on: October 24, 2010, 06:31:34 PM »

I have wondered about leaving the bolt handle of a Milsurp rilfe straight. It could make it faster to work but I always wondered if it would be too different from my other rifles.
I have a Mauser 98-based Semi-Scout with a straight handle (Yugo action with Spanish FR-8 barrel).  I don't use that rifle much anymore since it's more of a spare rifle.  The straight bolt is not faster for me.   But- I don't know how much of that is from getting less practice with it.  I doubt it would be any faster with equal practice, but without me doing that, it's only me guessing.
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« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2010, 03:56:55 PM »

I have wondered about leaving the bolt handle of a Milsurp rilfe straight. It could make it faster to work but I always wondered if it would be too different from my other rifles.
I have a Mauser 98-based Semi-Scout with a straight handle (Yugo action with Spanish FR-8 barrel).  I don't use that rifle much anymore since it's more of a spare rifle.  The straight bolt is not faster for me.   But- I don't know how much of that is from getting less practice with it.  I doubt it would be any faster with equal practice, but without me doing that, it's only me guessing.

Since I will never mount an optic over the receiver; the straight bolt is not a problem. As far as it being faster? not really. The only thing I do not like about the straight bolt is that the rifle cannot be put in the case w/ the bolt closed; have to keep the bolt perpendicular to the top of the receiver to get the soft case to zip properly Sad
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« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2010, 04:10:30 PM »

That too!
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« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2010, 01:51:25 PM »

The Sweedes are nice, I have 2, The first a sporterised Carl Gustav that I picked up for $50 AUD. That rifle has a 3-9 X40 Leupold on top and has taken its fair share of feral goats and Pigs.

The second is an all serials matching Mauser Oberndorf that was produced in 1900  and is in immaculate condition. It was a steal at $500 AUD. I nearly blinded the guy when I whipped out my wallet when he told me the price!

On a side note, How well do the XS sight mounts work? I am considering one for my K98 P Scout if I can get one sent down under. The ATI Scout stock just doesnt handle the recoil of 8mm Mauser, the Scope keeps losing Zero after about 5 Shots.
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« Reply #9 on: February 01, 2011, 09:31:41 PM »

The XS scout mount is very sturdy and virtually bullet proof. Follow the mounting directions that come with the mount and you will have no problems. You will also need a Dremel tool in order to fit/bed the mount to the stock forward of the receiver. let us know when you begin the project! Good luck!
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« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2011, 07:28:52 AM »

Very sleek and streamlined - thumbs up and all that.

(You should get some irons on it, though.  Wink)
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« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2011, 09:13:10 AM »

My Model 96 with fiber stock and barrel cut to 20" sans scope comes in weight wise at 8 lbs 5 oz.
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