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Old April 13, 2013, 10:24 PM   #1
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Interarms Mark X

I have a local gunsmith/friend who is selling an Interarms Mark X 30-06, and he wants $350 for it. I am not sure if it has sights, but it has a scope mount. Sights aren't really a problem, because I will get a scope for it if I do end up buying it. (Probably a Vortex Diamondback or Leupold VX-1) I think it has a wood stock, I would have to talk to him again, but overall is it worth it? I could probably talk him down a little, what do you all think? I will update you if I get more information, thanks!!
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Old April 14, 2013, 03:15 AM   #2
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The Interarms Mark X uses a Zastava Mauser action made in Yugoslavia (now Serbia). It's a pretty good action, although not as refined as, say, an FN.

$350 sounds reasonable, depending on condition.
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Old April 14, 2013, 04:35 AM   #3
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Very good reputation, imported by Interarms, and made in a small variety of styles. Often tend towards 1970's glossy-stock and high monte-carlo stock fitments, but not always. It's a basic commercial Mauser action made in Yugoslavia by ZB, and is generally well regarded. Price seems like a good deal if condition is right.


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Old April 14, 2013, 07:50 AM   #4
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Thanks

Appreciate the input! I'll talk to him soon.
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Old April 14, 2013, 06:36 PM   #5
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Rock solid dependable rifles. Not always the most refined, or accurate, but good guns. They were quite commonly used as the basis for custom rifles. In fact they used to sell just the actions to gunsmiths who slicked them up and put a quality barrel and custom stock on them for customers. Many were used by DG guides wanting a solid rifle at budget prices.

I bought one back in the early 80's in 7mm Rem mag for $175.

Bought this custom 338-06 built off one 3-4 years ago.

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Old April 14, 2013, 11:50 PM   #6
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It is a very durable, well-made commercial Mauser action. Some models have an adjustable trigger. The rifles have a drop floor plate, not a blind magazine, so unloading is simple and safe. Bluing work is usually superior. For $350, it's a good buy.
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Old April 15, 2013, 02:38 PM   #7
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A well made, commercial mauser action rifle in 30-06 for $350?
BUY IT!
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Old April 15, 2013, 07:43 PM   #8
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I've had two. I converted a tack driving '06 to 280 and gave it to my youngest. A tack driving 280, too. I still own a Shaw barreled 6.5-06. They smooth up nice. Get it, you'll love it.
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Old April 16, 2013, 12:35 PM   #9
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A complete-shootable Mauser for $350? Why not? See if you can talk him down a little, mostly just so yopu'll pay less.
I've several FNs that I bought as actions for $350.
It would be plenty rifle, or you can modify it later to any of several popular cartridges. I'm a strong fan of controlled-feed rifles, and the only difference here is it MIGHT need a bit of polish around the edges. Good gun!
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Old April 20, 2013, 10:37 PM   #10
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Century is selling new ones at $399.
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Old April 21, 2013, 04:59 PM   #11
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I own a Interarms Mark X in .280 caliber with a Boyds stock (I believe) and a Doublas 26" barrel that was put together in the early 70s. Its my go hunting rifle because it is some kinda accurate. I'd pick it up if you haven't already.
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Old April 21, 2013, 10:40 PM   #12
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Very good rifle. Price sounds fair to me.

I built this out of a similar action. Made by the same outfit but stamped with a different name.


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Old April 22, 2013, 02:06 AM   #13
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Century is selling new ones at $399.
If Century is selling them, that price is dealer cost.
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Old May 10, 2013, 09:52 PM   #14
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looking for a synthetic stock for my interarms mark x 7mm rem mag. ram line is the only place i have been able to find. i keep hearing they suck. anyone have any better suggestions?
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Old May 11, 2013, 07:57 AM   #15
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This is a Ramline stock. Gun has shot a 1/2" group at 100 yards (once) and I have been very happy with the stock.


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Old May 12, 2013, 12:38 AM   #16
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mark X

As noted the Mark X's are solid Mauser type actions, the only big difference being the safety, which I happen to like.

The $350 seems like a deal if the bore is good. I'd think the action alone might be worth near that.

For me, I'd rather have something like an old Mark X than any of the new poly price point rifles.
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Old May 13, 2013, 08:19 AM   #17
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a hunting buddy of mine bought a MK X in 300WM with a BOSS muzzle break and a Leupold VX-III 4.5X14 on it for 450$ a few years ago. he said he didnt know anything about the rifles but he knew that was a damn good scope so he snatched it up! eventually he figured out he loved the rifle too and has used it as his coyote/deer/elk gun for a few years now :P
it seems like they are a pretty well kept secret.
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Old May 17, 2013, 09:18 AM   #18
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I love the Mauser Mark X. They are great guns. My uncle had a custom .30-06 that was built off a Mark X. Prettiest gun I've ever seen.
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Old May 17, 2013, 10:02 AM   #19
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My first experience with the Mark X was back in the late '70s. I bought an action only in the white from a local gunstore, sent it to Jagers in PA to have made into a 270 WCF. 24" Douglas Premium barrel, trued action and lugs. Had my local gunsmith install Ruger barrel band front sight and Williams folding adjustable rear, then glass bed and checker a Fajen AA French Walnut stock for it. How times have changed . . . I had less than $700 in the whole rifle. No longer own it, and no pics.

In 1990 I had David Gentry build me one of his Rough Rider models in 35 Whelen AI. 24", 1 in 14 twist barrel, synthetic stock. This one I still own. Both of the Mark X Mausers will shoot 3-shot groups less than 1/2" with some regularity. Best group with the 270 and 110 Sierras was .275", and best with the Whelen and 250 Hornady Spitzers is .385". Don't ever let anyone convince you that a "slow lock time Mauser" won't shoot!

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Old May 18, 2013, 05:12 PM   #20
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Mamba. Is that stock on your rifle a Butler Creek? I have one on an FN Mauser 30-06 and I love it. have another one that came on a commercial FN but the short little runt cut it way down to fit him. I'll probably have to get a slip on pad the bring more into line to fit me
I do agree that rifles based on Mausers can be tack drivers.

I have had two of the Zastava Mausers, a .300 Win. Mag. and a .375 H&H. Don't have them any more because the people that bought them wanted them more than I did, and I wanted them badly. They made offers I could not refuse. Both rifles were very accurate, the .375 averaging one inch with .300 gr.Winchester Silvertips and the .300 shooting 200 gr. Speer Hot Cores. Would I ever buy another one? Certainly if the price was right. Currently I have a few FN Mauser actions slated to be builds as soon as I can raise up the cash.
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Old May 18, 2013, 08:46 PM   #21
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Well since were posting pictures of our Mauser rifles here is my, Zastava.









It shoots pretty good too!



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Old May 21, 2013, 09:04 AM   #22
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Paul B., my Whelen stock was either a Butler Creek or a McMillan, I can't remember which. It is a very comfortable rifle to shoot, even with 250 grainers at 2625 fps. (My Hornady SP load over PP-2000 MR powder.)
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Old May 21, 2013, 04:55 PM   #23
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These are pics of my daughters .243 winchester Zastava Mauser. It shoots 100 grain SGK's like it was made to man..
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Old May 23, 2013, 11:09 PM   #24
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MK-10

I bought an Interarms MK-10 in 30-06 over a couple of decades ago. I didn't do much with it, but finally mounted a BSA scope on it, and took it out to try it out. After I got it on the paper, I shot this 3 shot group at 200 yards. The action is strong and reliable, and it is a great rifle.
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Old May 24, 2013, 07:51 PM   #25
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I've had a blued one for a couple years (Zastava) in 270 and just picked up a brand new stainless one...




And the blued one...
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