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Thread: Mauser Identification - "Type A"?

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    Thanks Axel E!! I often look at the new Rigbys as well as the 'new' model 98's currently being produced by Mauser and smile as my pre-WW1 rifles (a 1913 sporter in 8mm Mauser as well as my 7x57 above) cost a fraction of the cost ($700 and $1500, respectively).

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    Hi All - I have one more quick question regarding the rear express sites on my rifle. Any idea which 7x57 loads would work best in terms of properly matching up with the flip up meter markings (200m, 300m, etc.)? Perhaps this was intended for an original, heavier, bullet maybe? What do y'all think? Thanks!

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    Paul,
    I suggest you try the 173 gr. standard German load first. Note the bore diameter in mm is marked 7,0; whereas if it was intended for the 140gr load, I believe it would have been marked 7,0S ( the S being for "spritzer"). If that doesn't work out, then try the lighter bullet. The current loading with either bullet may or may not match the trajectory of the old loads. Shooting it will tell the tale.
    Mike

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    Makes sense. Thanks Mike!

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    As the sights, both rear and front, are not original Mauser factory, but added quite recently, nobody knows for what load they were regulated, if they were regulated at all. So the only way to find out is: Pack up all loads you have on hand and head for a range. Shoot all the different loads at 100 yards over the different sight leaves. Carefully measure and note the changes of impact for the range settings. Comparing the results with the ballistic tables will allow a fair guess at the regulating.

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    That is a good idea. I shall let you all know how it goes after my next trip to the range. Thanks!

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