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Interarms bolt action rifles

Saturday morning found me on a mini gun shop crawl. Started off at the rocky grove gun show and hit up two more shops on the way home. At the second one I couldn't resist an older interarms mauser chambered in 243 and wearing a full length(mannlicher) stock. I've been looking for info to see what the accuracy is, even though that isn't my primary goal now. In poking around I can't find many examples of these full stock rifles. And the ones I do are priced pretty high. I'm wondering if I stumbled onto a rare bird. Knowing my luck probably not.

Oh, and I couldnt resist mounting the nice old weaver v9 that I picked up at rocky grove to the top. Looks like it's been there all along.
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That's a sweet rig there!
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... I've been looking for info to see what the accuracy is...

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First, the Interarms action is a basic Mauser, and is highly respected. I used to collect Sakos and had several with full length stocks. Usually, they did not shoot as well as shorter, regular length stocks. The barrel band is the usual problem. It bears hard on the barrel and interferes with the barrel harmonics. I think you will find it shoots respectively in short range - 50 and 100 yards - most situations.,
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Nice gun!

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I always thought the manlicher stock especially atractive,,,,,GUNPORN AT IT'S FINEST
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Hope it shoots to your satisfaction, very nice looking gun.

Friend has two "mannlicher" stocked M98s, both customs built in Germany while he spent years there in the USAF. IIRC, they're both 20" barrels? Beautiful rifles.

He says he has no accuracy probs, because the gunsmith had some proprietary "trick" to alleviate the usual issues with that type of stock and wandering zero.

Almost bought a used Ruger #1 like that years ago and probably would have, had it not been in 30-06. I recollect that it also had a fairly short barrel.

Only "Interarms" rifle I've ever owned, was a pencil barreled 30-06 marked H&R, but was the same Zastava M98 style action. Put a Jaeger adjustable, side safety trigger in it. Shot well, but was so light, it kicked like a mule. Eventually got shed of it.

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I love Mannlicher stocked rifles. I've heard the issues raised about accuracy, and here's what I can say about my Remington Model 7 Mannlicher in .308: It is far more accurate than I am. At 100 yards I've shot three shot groups under one-inch,which is as good as I've ever done no matter how good the rifle as proven by other shooters. . However, I have to stress "three-shot." Unless you were to take a VERY long time between shots it will open up a bit on the fourth shot as it heats up and quite a bit on the fifth. They are not target rifles. For all practical hunting purposes, the accuracy issue just does not exist.
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