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Old September 6, 2009, 07:10 PM   #1
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just bought a mauser. what now?

Ok i just ordered my first mauser off of gunbroker. its a yugo m24.47 with bent bolt, any recommendations on what type of ammo i should get?
I dont mind the corrosive surplus ( I clean the heck out of my guns after i shoot em) and i want to keep it cheap, ive heard bad things about the 50s yugo ammo, but the romanian and turk ammo looks alright and is still pretty cheap. Does anybody know what works best in this type of mauser?
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Old September 7, 2009, 04:30 AM   #2
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I've had a Turkish Mauser for several years and it will digest any ammo I put in it without a hitch. I suspect that your rifle will do the same.
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Old September 7, 2009, 07:43 AM   #3
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ive heard bad things about the 50s yugo ammo, but the romanian and turk ammo looks alright and is still pretty cheap. Does anybody know what works best in this type of mauser?
Ive personally never experienced any problems with the 50's Yugo and Ive shot hundreds of rounds of it.Some of it does have hard primers and will require a second strike to get it to go off if your rifle has a worn spring.I have some Romanian ammo but havent fired any of it yet and the Turk ammo is good but is loaded pretty hot so itll definitely give your shoulder a work out.Your rifle will digest any 8mm you decide to get so just shop around and see what the best deal is on surplus right now.The Romanian seems to be a pretty good deal and I think AIM still has 1 cent shipping on it.
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Old September 12, 2009, 11:43 AM   #4
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i have found that remington 170 cor-lokt ammo seems to shoot very well out of all my mausers. i know you want to keep it cheap, but if you ever need a factory load for hunting, i would look into the rem. core-lokt ammo line. it is very downloaded, but will kill a deer no prob. i want to use my mauser and m1 garand for deer, but i live in the communist state of illinois, so that aint going to happen until i find somewhere to hunt out of these state lines. good luck, and have fun shooting!
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Old September 14, 2009, 08:02 AM   #5
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just bought a mauser. what now?
Buy another one.
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Old September 19, 2009, 07:04 PM   #6
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Do your best to try to wear it out.
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Old September 25, 2009, 07:59 PM   #7
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Old September 27, 2009, 10:57 AM   #8
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I have a lot of the Romanian stuff and it's been great for me. Never a problem.
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Old September 27, 2009, 01:05 PM   #9
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I thought that just happened spontaneously...
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Old September 27, 2009, 03:29 PM   #10
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I dont mind the corrosive surplus ( I clean the heck out of my guns after i shoot em)
It's not enough that you clean it, you have to use a water based solvent to clean the barrel after shooting corrosive ammo. there are salts in the primers of corrosive ammo that cannot be removed with a petroleum based bore solvent no matter how much time you spend running patches through it.
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