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    7 x 57

    Hi All,
    Does anyone know if you can still get a new rifle in this calibre? I have not found one yet. I also have a mate who says he is finding it hard to get ammo and that the price is rising.

    Please don't suggest alternative similar calibres, I am interested in this one if possible.

    Thanks for any help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by muddy42 View Post
    Hi All,
    Does anyone know if you can still get a new rifle in this calibre? I have not found one yet. I also have a mate who says he is finding it hard to get ammo and that the price is rising.

    Please don't suggest alternative similar calibres, I am interested in this one if possible.

    Thanks for any help.
    Awesome calibre, I'd love one. Zavasta do one Try Mike here - Brno Guns - Homepage he's a good bloke. Zavasta are a long time manufacturer of commercial Mauser 98 actions. Interarms MKX and Remington 798 are both Zavasta. As are I think all surplus yugo mausers. They know how to do it. Not sure about others but I could have sworn CZ did one but dan't see it on their website. What's wrong with second hand - they're not exactly barrel burners...
    "A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition." -- Rudyard Kipling

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    The Heym SR21 Classic is available in 7x57 & there's 9 second hand rifles in that calibre on Guntrader


    http://www.reevesuk.com/Rifles+%2525...-+Ex-Demo.html


    Chris
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    "A man can never have too much red wine, too many books, or too much ammunition." -- Rudyard Kipling

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    Heym's are good rifles. Also have a look at Haygarth - they will build you a classic stalking rifle on a Mauser action for 1,500 upwards, or one of the London builders could build you the same rifle for a few '000 more. I had a look at a new William Evans in 7x57 a couple of years ago - beautiful, but spoilt by the Swarovski Illuminated scope with switch on eyepiece that looks really clunky IMHO

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    There are these too; http://www.ukgunroom.com/advancedSea...*&distance=999

    A new CZ here http://www.fifefieldsports.com/

    A nice S/H heym here http://www.rmacleod.co.uk/RIFLE%20PR...LISTPage7.html

    A really nice calibre, one of the greats!

    I wish you luck in your search.

    Simon
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    I bought a secondhand 7x57 Parker Hale last year. It's still to early to pass judgement on it but things are looking favourable. I am finding ammunition availability difficult and the price is definitely high.

    I have spoken with the importer of PPU ammunition, Henry Krank, to enquire about buying in a batch of 7x57 softpoint? Currently he only stocks FMJ in this calibre (at 58.60 per 100). The PPU website (http://www.prvipartizan.com/rifle.php) indicates that they do manufacture softpoint in this calibre but Henry Krank's say that there is insufficient demand for softpoint & it would only be viable if they imported a minimum quantity of 50,000 rounds!

    Evidently they bought 10,000 rounds of 7x57 FMJ two years ago and have only sold about 1000 rounds so far.

    Looks like I'll be getting into reloading very soon

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    The problem is that the classic shooters with their 7x57 Military Mausers will more than likely hand load. I brought some Brazilian made TAP 7x57 ammunition to test some DWM Mod 93 Mausers but it was loaded way too hot. Ok for the BSA CF2 in 7x57 but not an 1896 vintage M93 Mauser. I even pulled some and reduced the charge but if one is going to that trouble one might as well re-load from scratch. Add to that the difficulty in getting your local dealer to get some in for you in a lot of cases.

    Once again it's a fashion thing the 7x57 is seen and olde worlde the ne wone is the 7-08 .

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    blaser for sale on guntrader c/w mounts and moderator they want some beating

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    Just a thought, McLeods of Tain

    Untitled Document Link to their website.

    You could get the rounds sent to your RFD locally?

    Personally, I reload, so it isnt an issue.

    Best

    Peter

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