Mauser will show the M98 Magnum rifles at the 2015 SHOT Show, and will begin sales in the US in March 2015. These new guns are said to be an evolution of the original Mauser 98 system chambered for a number of big game cartridges.
The Mauser M98 Magnum rifles will be chambered in:
- .375 H&H
- .338 Lapua Magnum
- .416 Rigby
- .450 Dakota
- .458 Lott
- .500 Jeffrey
The rifles will hold four rounds in the magazine, except for the .375 H&H (5 rounds) and the .500 Jeffrey (3 rounds.)
All guns will have 24.4″ barrels and an overall length of 46.7″. Unloaded, they will weigh 9.3 pounds. The MSRP will be $12,495.
For generations, when hunting for dangerous game, experienced hunters have depended on the absolute reliability of the Mauser 98 bolt action system. With the introduction of the new Mauser M98 Magnum rifle, Mauser has made a further refinement of the unique 98 system that was originally developed by Paul Mauser.
Based on the original design drawings, Mauser has managed to combine the legendary unique strengths of the 98 system, with the advantages of the most modern production methods. By focusing on the most frequently requested features, this new rifle has all qualities and characteristics the experienced big game hunter could wish for and at a remarkably attractive price and performance ratio.
With this new Mauser M98 Magnum, Mauser writes yet another chapter in the history of the legendary original Mauser 98 bolt action system. The Mauser M98 Magnum performance characteristics include a newly designed, ergonomically improved, horizontal 3-position safety, acting directly on the firing pin. Pillar beddings, in addition to double recoil lugs, mean system and stock are mounted absolutely free of any tension. Renowned for its stability, the long extractor for provides for controlled feeding.
Additional benefits include a Double Square Bridge system which allows for swing off scope mounts; windage and elevation adjustable 2 leaf Express sight with improved sight picture; and stylish, ergonomic big game stock with classic cheekpiece. Finely crafted checkering covers the entire fore-end and pistol grip, with steel cap engraved with the Mauser emblem, for even better grip when shooting big calibers.
The Mauser M98 will be available beginning March 2015 at a suggested MSRP of $12,495. The Mauser M98 and the entire Mauser product line can be seen at SHOT Show Booth 15-254 or visit our website for more information: www.mauser.com.