Mauser M98 Magnum First Look

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At Industry Day, we at The Firearm Blog got our first look at the Mauser 98 Magnum, a dangerous game rifle that will soon be imported into the United States. Mauser was happy to have us shoot the weapon, which features case hardened and temper colored accents.

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The M98M I shot felt like it weighed 9-10lbs, which is fairly light for a dangerous game rifle. The balance, however, was impeccable; it felt lighter shouldered than it did in the hands. Despite the great balance and reasonable weight, the rifle managed its recoil extremely well, partly thanks to a generous rubber buttpad. The folks at Mauser even managed to catch the gun in full recoil on my decidedly modest $80 Sony camera:

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This gun isn’t for everyone; specifically it’s not for anyone who doesn’t have $13,000 to spend on a rifle, and a burning desire to kill animals that are happy to kill them right back. Even so, I was thoroughly impressed.



Nathaniel F

Nathaniel is a history enthusiast and firearms hobbyist whose primary interest lies in military small arms technological developments beginning with the smokeless powder era. In addition to contributing to The Firearm Blog, he runs 196,800 Revolutions Per Minute, a blog devoted to modern small arms design and theory. He can be reached via email at nathaniel.f@staff.thefirearmblog.com.


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  • Don Ward

    Still not powerful enough to penetrate Wehraboo skulls 😉

  • me

    ⊙_⊙ ooo ahhh. $$$$$$$$$ ~_<

  • Lance

    Hope you like heavy painful recoil!