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Old July 2, 2008, 10:48 PM   #1
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Picked up a new .30-06 on Monday



It was made (or more correctly assembled) by Kodiak Arms of Connecticut. They were around from around 1963-1968 or so and from what little I've found, the rifles were built of commercial FN-400 Mauser 98 actions.

I paid $250 for it tax and all and I've ditched the Tasco scope that was on top.
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Old July 2, 2008, 10:55 PM   #2
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How does it shoot?
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Old July 2, 2008, 10:56 PM   #3
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I'll find out Sunday AM...

..I'm too busy through the week to even try, but I'm taking an informal paper plate shoot on family land on Sunday morning.
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Old July 2, 2008, 11:05 PM   #4
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Nice rifle!
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Old July 3, 2008, 07:53 PM   #5
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Looks like it would be a good woods rifle. How long is the barrel?
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Old July 3, 2008, 08:12 PM   #6
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You did real good---heck of a buy--the action alone is worth what you paid.

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Old July 3, 2008, 08:17 PM   #7
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Looks good! And it's one of my favorites - a thutty-awt-six!
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Old July 3, 2008, 08:19 PM   #8
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30.06

Good buy for a nice gun. I regularly shoot my 'ole Springfield 30.06 and get a kick out of it every time!
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Old July 3, 2008, 09:07 PM   #9
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30.06

I come from a family of oddsixers. That very setup without a scope is a great bear gun. With the scope we have killed Mule deer, Antelope and Elk
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Old July 5, 2008, 04:31 PM   #10
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Barrel length...

The barrel is 20" long and FN left the stripper clip guide in the receiver, so I can use my Kar 98 clips to load .30-06 ammunition into it.
From what little I've found on the internet, the Kodiak Arms Co. purchased FN Mauser receivers in bulk, barreled them in .243, .30-06, .270, and .308 Norma Magnum and sold them as sporting rifles. The company was around from 1963-68 and was put out of business by the Gun Control Act of 1968 that stopped the supply of parts from FN Herstal.
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Old July 5, 2008, 04:49 PM   #11
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Nice looking rifle and the right caliber. Let us know how it shoots.
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Old July 5, 2008, 05:49 PM   #12
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the rifles were built of commercial FN-400 Mauser 98 actions
Hate to be the one to break this to you, but that is a military action. No big deal, it's just not a commercial action.
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Old July 5, 2008, 08:11 PM   #13
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With that short tube you'll probably want to try handloads with IMR 4895 and 4064. They seem to have better velocity in shorter barrels than the slower powders. YMMV.
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Old July 5, 2008, 10:36 PM   #14
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I thought it was odd..

...that a seemingly commercial Mauser action had a stripper clip guide. I'm shooting it next weekend, I'd planned to do so tomorrow, but I've got industry education exams this month, so it's study study study.
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Old July 6, 2008, 12:31 AM   #15
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It has a combat-rifle look, and is really attractive.
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