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    M03 Mauser

    Looking at one of these rifles. Is it feasible to run 223,6.5x55&30-06 from one stock or can you not mix small and large calibre?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big ears View Post
    Looking at one of these rifles. Is it feasible to run 223,6.5x55 & 30-06 from one stock or can you not mix small and large calibre?
    I have a Mauser MO3, and I shoot 6.5 x 55 Swedish and .30-06 using the same bolt head and the same magazines, you only need to change the barrels as these are both designated as 'STANDARD' calibres which use magazines type 'C' (ref: https://www.mauser.com/fileadmin/use..._2015_2016.pdf). I use one scope in a Mauser mount zeroed for the 6.5 x 55 barrel and another scope in a Mauser mount zeroed for the .30-06 barrel to make interchanging easier.

    .223 Remington is a 'MINI' calibre which requires a magazine type 'A' and a different bolt head.

    For the cost of the M03, 3 no. barrels, 3 no. scope mounts (?), magazine and bolt head for the .223 Rem, you could probably buy 3 no. Mauser M12 rifles.


    Regards,

    John

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    Thanks, sounds a fair point. Is there Much to choose between m12 and m03?

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    Quote Originally Posted by big ears View Post
    Thanks, sounds a fair point. Is there Much to choose between m12 and m03?
    My stalking partner has a Mauser M12 in .270 Winchester and he shoots very well with it.

    I bought my Mauser M03 Extreme because it was a left-handed bolt and it had a set trigger, which I prefer.

    I highly rate German guns. I have a Sauer 202 in .243 Win with a set trigger, and it shoots really well. I would expect the Mauser M12 to have the same build quality as the Mauser M03.

    Check out the Sauer 101 if you decide to go for 3 rifles without interchangeable barrels.

    Do you know Steve Beaty at Ivythorn Sporting? He is based near Street in Somerset. He is a great guy and you could spend a day at his place talking about guns and test firing his second hand stock on his 100 yard range. It would be well worth your time and help you to check out your options.

    Cheers,

    John

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    Cheers john. I do know Steve a real top bloke and was planning to go up there. Just trying to draw up a good short list. Think adding 223 is s step to far so may keep my 223 and look to limit the switch barrel options to 6.5&30-06. Short list looks like sauer, S&L and Mauser.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big ears View Post
    Thanks, sounds a fair point. Is there Much to choose between m12 and m03?
    I think the price is the biggest factor. I would love an M03 but for the price I bought an M12 and a trip to Africa to use it.
    Nothing wrong with the M12, a decent no nonsense rifle with superb action and trigger but the M03 is just a nicer all round gun with the bonus of being able to switch barrels.
    Best Regards,
    Adrian.

    Jedward. The reason why there are two barrels on a shotgun.

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    If you do a lot of travelling then the M03 is the one. I have 6.5x55 and 9.3x62 barrels, both use same magazine and bolt head. Two sets of mounts and scopes.

    To many times have I seen a collection of rifle cases not being able to fit into a car on arrival at foreign airport.

    Stan

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    I own an extreme M03 and to be fair I don't break it down very often if ever not that I'm bothered as its just a great quality rifle that feels good to use

    -solid stock
    -fantastic trigger.
    -you can decock the bolt rather than a trigger safety which is better
    -if you decide to change calibres it's cheaper than buying another quality rifle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Markfox View Post
    I own an extreme M03 and to be fair I don't break it down very often if ever not that I'm bothered as its just a great quality rifle that feels good to use

    -solid stock
    -fantastic trigger.
    -you can decock the bolt rather than a trigger safety which is better
    -if you decide to change calibres it's cheaper than buying another quality rifle
    That's where I'm at with switch barrels. My main calibre is 6.5x55 but I do use 30 cal and have a yearning to go after elk! Mo3 on the short list. Think I need to shoulder a few and see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by big ears View Post
    I do use 30 cal and have a yearning to go after elk! Think I need to shoulder a few and see.
    Agreed, shoulder some first, if you decide to walk up a few mountains chasing Elk then i would also take into account the weight of rifle, it makes a difference when you spend 10 hours in the mountains.
    Cheers
    Richard

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