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Old April 22, 2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Yugo k98

Just picked up a couple of Yugo Capture K98 rifles. The bores look good with no rust or pits. Did the Yugos put new barrels on them or do they have original barrels?
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Old April 23, 2012, 06:35 AM   #2
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Some Yugo M98/48 or MOD98/48 capture K98 Mausers did receive new barrels. The new barrels are .250 inch shorter than the original MOD98 barrels. 23.250 vs 23.500+/-
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Old April 23, 2012, 11:09 AM   #3
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Are the new barrels they received accurate?
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Old April 24, 2012, 04:59 AM   #4
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The Slav's built pretty good Mauser style rifles, starting with the M1924 with the help of FN and continuing through the late 50's with the last of the BO's.

A new barrel should shoot 8mm surplus at or under 3-4moa. Hand loads could shoot as well as 1-2moa. I have no problems getting sub 2moa shooting factory priv and the 50's surplus is 3-4moa with assorted Yugo Mausers.
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Old April 24, 2012, 09:32 PM   #5
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I hope to have the same results with mine. Thanks for the reply madcratebuilder. I want to scout scope one of them without permanently altering the rifle. What mount and scope to do you suggest?

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Old April 25, 2012, 05:46 AM   #6
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You can get a scope mount that replaces the rear sight, it require that you use a long eye relief scope. I've never messed with the scout scope set ups.

I have never really liked the Mauser sights. I ended up buying a Mojo double aperture setup. Apertures at both front and rear, both have different size inserts. Now I can shoot these with reasonable accuracy.

Rear Mojo on a M24/47


Mojo front aperture set up. You have to remove the sight cover for clearance.

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Old April 25, 2012, 03:01 PM   #7
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Some of the Yugos 98s were completely arsenal reworked or that is what I have been told.
Also many the 24/47s and the 48 Mausers I have seen from SOG and SAMCO etc are in almost perfect condition with near mint bores. I have fired several of these rifles using the original Yugo ammo and was very impressed. IMHO these are bargains and I think once the word gets out, they will sell out soon.
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Old April 25, 2012, 07:36 PM   #8
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I'm glad to hear a couple of you guys are having success with your Yugo Mausers. I will update later with a range report and I'll try to load up some pics. I want to pick up another one, but I'm undecided as to which other one to add to my collection. I'm thinking either a Russian Capture or a Persian if I can save the extra $$$
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Old April 26, 2012, 05:44 AM   #9
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I'm thinking either a Russian Capture or a Persian if I can save the extra $$$
The Russian captures tend to be pretty rough, lot of peening and that thick nasty varnish coating on the stock. You well find a jewel occasionally. I just cleaned one up that ended up looking original with a nice laminated stock.

Keep an eye on Gunbroker and you may find a BO with a Syrian, Iraqi, or Egyptian crest.

This is a Syrian crest, probably a Israel capture from one of the late 60's wars, then imported to the US post 1968.


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