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Old September 24, 2012, 07:36 PM   #1
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Mexican Revolution Mauser in 7MM

Curious. This rifle dated 1910 has been begging me for the past 6 years to take it out this deer season. When I bought it down in Tombstone, I was told to use period ammo, nothing hot. Where can I find this and maybe in the future I should think about making my own reloads? Any advice from the gurus would be very welcome.
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Old September 24, 2012, 07:44 PM   #2
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Name brand factory loads and handbook reloads for 7mm Mauser are no hotter than in the "period" so as to protect older guns than yours.
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Old September 25, 2012, 06:16 PM   #3
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IIRC, the military sights were regulated for 175gr slugs, so I wouldn't recommend buying any 140gr stuff.

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Old September 25, 2012, 08:28 PM   #4
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Depends on the Mauser, I think.

I think most of the Mexican Mausers made after 1902 were Gew98 derived, and should be reasonably strong.

I still wouldn't hot-rod it though, even at factory 7x57 velocities, it should be plenty for anything in North America.

What model is it?
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Old September 26, 2012, 11:08 AM   #5
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A Mexican Mauser Modelo 1910 will be a M98 pattern rifle marked with the Mexican crest, made in Mexico on equipment supplied by FN. Shoot any ammo you want.
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Old October 8, 2012, 04:59 PM   #6
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Scorch, I could sure use your input on another Spanish mauser I found. Mine needs a buddy? New post - Subject is "How does it matter?"
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