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Old March 3rd, 2017, 04:09 PM   #1
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Talking Swedish Mauser's on the range...

26th LGS and I traveled on down to the Santa Clara County Field Sports park in south San Jose yesterday morning. A very nice day on the range at noon when it opened, with clear blue sky's, temp 66-70F, wind at 0-4 out of the North.

26th LGS brought out his m/38 Swedish Mauser, a Husqvarna Vapenfabrinks manufactured in 1941 along with his beautiful Carl Gustaf m/96 from 1901. I brought out 26th LGS Carl Gustaf m/96 (m/41B) from 1909.



Using old Norma military surplus ammunition from '78 lot 006.



100 yard range target off the bench with using my good eye only. Well the first string was a 175-0X , 2nd group came out a little bite better at 196-7X.

The afternoon could not have gotten any better as a group (6) of young Jakes came walking by above the back berm while we were posting our targets. Around 3pm we saw two more turkeys on a hill side just north of the range. The only excitement we had came when a gentleman with a 45/70 Shiloh Sharps put down his ballistic chronograph with one shot!


Thanks 26th LGS for the use of your Mauser and company yesterday on the range. It was very relaxing and I enjoyed the time back on a rifle range...


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Old March 3rd, 2017, 04:52 PM   #2
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LMAO so the dude shot his chrono with a 45-70 how far away from him was it? I have shot a few rifles in that chambering but never a sharps. It is on my bucket list. A buddy of mine got a old 6.5 in an inheritance once when I was younger, the barrel was shot out. The muzzle end wasn't even round it was oblong. That thing would penetrate a 20 telephone pole with ease! That's about all we could do with it was see what it would go through.

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Very nice rifle, When I was in Germany the Swedish Mauser was the match rifle I saw the locals shoot. They often had a heat shield cloth maybe 1.5" wide slung between the sights.

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LMAO so the dude shot his chrono with a 45-70 how far away from him was it?
About 8 feet away from the end of the barrel.


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About 8 feet away from the end of the barrel.

Damn, where y'all laughing or trying not too? I would have been rolling in the floor. The sharps rifle probably had at least a 28 inch barrel. Sometime you need too just look at what your are fixing to do.

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Damn, where y'all laughing or trying not too? I would have been rolling in the floor. The sharps rifle probably had at least a 28 inch barrel. Sometime you need too just look at what your are fixing to do.
We were trying to keep a straight face and not make any noise , while he was looking at his handy work out in front of his bench.


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We were trying to keep a straight face and not make any noise , while he was looking at his handy work out in front of his bench.

Man, he's going to be thinking about that one all night!!! -LLoyd

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Nice rifle! I had the opportunity to shoot a 96 Swede last weekend too. I was with my son at the range near his house in MT. Some buddies of his joined us with a whole bunch of rifles. We kind of passed them around.

We brought the M1917 Eddystone in 30-06 and the Fieldmaster 22. A little bit of everything all told.

But the Swede was nice. I also have a Mauser and it was great to compare.


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We were trying to keep a straight face and not make any noise , while he was looking at his handy work out in front of his bench.

I hate to say it, but I wish you could have taken a snap shot of his face when he blasted the hell out of it. Bet that was priceless. Lol

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How's the cheek rest with those scopes it looks like they sit high above the bore axis?

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the shooting rest ..is that a concrete block or a huge chunk of rubber ?

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How's the cheek rest with those scopes it looks like they sit high above the bore axis?
Not really TheShooter.


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the shooting rest ..is that a concrete block or a huge chunk of rubber ?
The chunk of rubber has six different side cut down to hold your rifle. I really like them instead of a wooden block and rag with a sand bag trying to get the right height your looking for.


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Aren't those M96's fun to shoot? No recoil and accurate as heck.

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