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    Mannlicher Schoenauer M72 Stutzen

    Hi Folks, Happy New Year. What are your thoughts on these rifles,eg Quality of build,accuracy,history. Mainly for woodland shooting.Thanks in advance for your input. High seat.

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    A Brilliant bit of kit one of the best Rifles Mannlicher ever built with snail drum magazine and a double set trigger and butterfly roll over safety and spoon lever bolt , such combination has a job to be beaten in my view.

    I have had one for over 30 years in stutzen form and is the first rifle I reach for and most of my stalking is woodland.

    I cant say the same for the more modern Mannlichers but that comment applies to most modern built rifles as they certainly do not build them like they used to do thats for sure.

    Happy New Year by the way
    Stu
    Last edited by Mannlicher_Stu; 01-01-2011 at 13:54.

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    Quote Originally Posted by High seat View Post
    Hi Folks, Happy New Year. What are your thoughts on these rifles,eg Quality of build,accuracy,history. Mainly for woodland shooting.Thanks in advance for your input. High seat.
    Quality....very hard to beat on a Schoenauer.

    I believe that the M72 is a late one and have persoanlly never handled one that I am aware of. Am used to the older ones like the M1903, M1910.

    History? not sure what you mean here?

    What calibre and cartridge are we talking about?

    Ahh Stu, the magazine is a spool magazine and not a snail drum. Darn though I had a photo of the spool but here is my 1903:-




    6.5x54MS just after coming back with the brand new Steyr barrel fitted.

    As for accuracy and precision well that will depend on barrel condition mainly. A friend grandson just had his Schoenauer GK re-barreled as it had finally gone off. I don't know why but he had it altered to 7-08 it was originally a 7x64. me I would have kept it as a 7x64mm.
    Last edited by Brithunter; 01-01-2011 at 13:58.

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    As Stu Says far better rifle than the latter offerings, Pro-hunter etc. As long as the barrel is in good nick it will be a fine rifle.

    ATB

    Tahr

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brithunter View Post
    Quality....very hard to beat on a Schoenauer.

    I believe that the M72 is a late one and have persoanlly never handled one that I am aware of. Am used to the older ones like the M1903, M1910.

    History? not sure what you mean here?

    What calibre and cartridge are we talking about?

    Ahh Stu, the magazine is a spool magazine and not a snail drum. Darn though I had a photo of the spool but here is my 1903:-




    6.5x54MS just after coming back with the brand new Steyr barrel fitted.

    As for accuracy and precision well that will depend on barrel condition mainly. A friend grandson just had his Schoenauer GK re-barreled as it had finally gone off. I don't know why but he had it altered to 7-08 it was originally a 7x64. me I would have kept it as a 7x64mm.
    Hi Brithunter, Either .243 or .308 calibre with 100 grn or 150 grn

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    Although it's difficult I have handled and shot a Muntie with a Schoenauer M1903 that was converted and re-barreled into .243 Winchester. It fed faultless and shot very well. The conversion I uderstand was done in Leige.

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    Hi guys, Thanks for your replies.Just found this on the net. mannlicher collectors association Tells you a little on the history of this classic rifle. Did not realise they had such a following.
    Nice pictures of your 1903 Brithunter.like to see photos with stock fitted.
    Stu what sort of groups do you get when zeroing?
    Any ideas what one in good conditin would cost. Ie fair price.

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    I bought a 22.250 Manlicher Varmint new in about 1990 time, accuracy I did not find that good with factory but was not to bad with reloads as I could load nearer the lands.

    However I have had a shot or three with Stu's old lady and she is a lovely old girl with a big .270 bark !!, a big Roe buck of my acquaintance certainly did not like it one bit.

    A

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    Quote Originally Posted by High seat View Post
    Hi guys, Thanks for your replies.Just found this on the net. mannlicher collectors association Tells you a little on the history of this classic rifle. Did not realise they had such a following.
    Nice pictures of your 1903 Brithunter.like to see photos with stock fitted.
    Stu what sort of groups do you get when zeroing?
    Any ideas what one in good conditin would cost. Ie fair price.
    Ahhh highseat it needs a new stock. The one it has had been heavily altered for a child of lady at a guess. The barrel had been relined decades ago and the chamber had gone bad hence the new barrel. I do have some brass and just after gettign it back tried some Nosler 120 gran Ballistic Tips which shot well as I recall. I hope to change the scope mounts to better ones once we can get a new stock and have a Zeiss 4x32 put aside for this one.

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    Its a bad start to the New Year that Tikka in cammo http://www.thestalkingdirectory.co.u...to-the-cabinet and now a Schoenauer with Weaver mounts on like.

    We all have different tastes, just as well really.
    Last edited by cjm1066; 02-01-2011 at 18:49.

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