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Old 12-11-2021, 07:57 PM
d.swider777 d.swider777 is online now
 
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Default Swedish Mauser or Swiss Rifle

Hey all,
Looking to add either a swed Mauser or a Swiss rifle to my collection. This will be for shooting in matches so I want the most accurate one. My research leads me towards the Swedish Mauser, but I wanted to get your opinions. I reload so acquiring Ammo isnít an issue. I just want one with the nicest bore I can get. Iím also unaware of the current prices of these rifles so can you help
Me with that? I was hoping to trade a Winchester 1917 or a ruger#1 .22-250 for one, but wanted to see what they typically run before making that decision. Thanks!
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Old 12-11-2021, 09:19 PM
Griff557 Griff557 is offline
 
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Buy one of each… I have a K31 and a 96/11 they both shoot very well the 96/11 might be easier to shoot with the longer sight radius. I’ve seen K31’s in the $600 range and 96/11’s 4-500. I’ve been watching the Swede 96’s and seem to have jumped up to the 6-700 range. A couple guys I shoot with have the Swedes and they shoot lights out. Probably can’t go wrong with either the Swiss or the Swede
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Old 12-11-2021, 09:28 PM
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I can help you with either a Swiss K31 or Swede 96. Both shoot amazing with my handloads. I have grown old somehow and am paring my collection down. PM me if interested.
Ernie
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Old 12-11-2021, 10:21 PM
d.swider777 d.swider777 is online now
 
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I can help you with either a Swiss K31 or Swede 96. Both shoot amazing with my handloads. I have grown old somehow and am paring my collection down. PM me if interested.
Ernie
Ernie your inbox is full and canít accept messages. You can email me at garand_guy7@yahoo.com for info on the rifles thanks!
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Old 12-11-2021, 10:22 PM
ChuckyPete ChuckyPete is offline
 
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Can’t help you with pricing but owning both rifles I’d give the nod to the Swede; accuracy and less recoil. Add to the fact you reload, and quality 6.5 Swede brass is (generally) more available than the 7.5 Swiss.
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Old 12-11-2021, 10:41 PM
xroads xroads is offline
 
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own both. hands down the swede.
more accurate, better bullet selection, less recoil, cheap brass (blank brass available cheap)
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Old 12-12-2021, 09:16 AM
BRMPCF50 BRMPCF50 is offline
 
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The Swedes use standard Mauser-style stripper clips. The Swiss ammunition “chargers” are kind of funky cardboard and tin affairs. Although there are some aftermarket plastic Swiss-style chargers that are more robust.
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Old 12-12-2021, 11:23 AM
Griff557 Griff557 is offline
 
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I’ve been loading .308 dia bullets for my swiss with no issues so your bullet selection is virtually unlimited. PPU makes loaded ammo and the brass is good to reload. The straight pull action is unique as far as stripper clips I don’t think it’s a big deal unless you’re shooting timed matches and the 3D Swiss strippers work well and aren’t that expensive. And if you decide to scope a Swiss rifle there are no-drill mounts available that work good. That being said I am still in the market for a Swede-just because I don’t have one

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Old 12-12-2021, 01:59 PM
jimco jimco is offline
 
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I shoot both. Like the Swede but the sights are not the best for old eyes. The Swiss kicks too much for my liking.
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Old 12-12-2021, 08:40 PM
captaincalc captaincalc is offline
 
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I like my swedes. Have the model 38, had a '96 and also a couple CG64's. I'd like to get another 38 or 96/38 to replace the "shortie" I already have - it was my go-to Alaska bush gun for years. The CG's work nice out to a thousand yards, but you'd need to shim up the rear sight an eighth of an inch to make them work. I had a Swiss for about a year. I just like the Swedes more. Check the results of the odd-foreign-bolt-rifle matches at Perry every summer and you'll see a lot of each there. If you get one of each (Swiss/Swede) try to commit to not sell one off for a few years. Both were VERY well cared for by their respective troops, btw. Chances are, either one will be in real nice shape. Sierra makes a lot of great 308 bullets, then again they make a whole lot of good 6.5 match bullets. Less recoil with the Swede, methinks.
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