Mauser 18. TFB Review: Mauser M18 in 6.5 Creedmoor

New for 2018: The Mauser M18 Bolt

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You may choose to store a few small items in the base of the stock, or customize the length of pull for your rifle. The Mauser M18 gives every shooter the chance to own one of the iconic German gunmaker's rifles. The Mauser 18 bolt-action rifle is now available in a 6. By comparison, if we could get away with duct taping scopes to hunting rifles, we probably would. My test rifle was chambered for the. At the Range Equipped with ammunition generously provided for this test by Sig Sauer as well as my own personal; stock of 6.

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Mauser M18, the People's Rifle at the SHOT Show 2018

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The M18 in action at the range. The magazine is made of plastic, as well as the follower; reloading is easy and cycling was perfect, thanks to the double feed ramp. Of course, an inexpensive rifle designed and manufactured by Mauser involves a meticulous attention to reliability, a deep knowledge of what is really useful and a definitive understanding of the differences between what is indispensable, useful, comfortable or simply enjoyable. Notify me of new posts by email. Sign up for our newsletter Sign Up I have read the , , and , and I hereby agree to those terms. If you want a ton of custom features in your rifle, or beautiful walnut, perhaps the Mauser M18 is not for you. Balance is excellent, and this rifle points naturally.

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New Details on Mauser’s M18 Bolt

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Overall, I think Mauser has done a great job of creating a feature-rich entry-level rifle with a German pedigree, and that is what the company was shooting for. The Mauser M18 test fire was carried out with clear skies, no wind and a temperature of 12° C. No lapping or fooling about here — Talley rings just plain work. The , however, handles the safety location in a different manner. Now, for the new info: The Mauser M18 uses a bolt with three locking lugs, a special extractor, and two ejector pins.

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Mauser 18 Bolt

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You use of this website constitutes and manifests your acceptance of our , , , and awareness of the. The bolt is removed from the rifle. For optimum grip, the stock features two areas of soft-inlay. The information provided here does not represent the views of Cheaper Than Dirt! The optics are very clear and offer good clarity. The rifle is fast to cycle, however. That said, I was never a hunter.

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Mauser M18 in .308 Winchester caliber

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An important feature is that the safety is silent in operation. However, removing the bolt is simple thanks to a large, easy-to-find lever located on the left rear portion of the receiver, and the bolt shroud offers an extra measure of safety. The solution for the extractor looks poor, but it works. Nevertheless, it was plenty accurate for an entry-level hunting rifle. The rifle certainly met any reasonable accuracy standards. The stock is very well-shaped for fast handling. It also provides a storage area for a cleaning rod, gun cloth, etc.

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Mauser 18 Now Available in 6.5 PRC

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The position at the rear is safe and bolt-locked, while the middle is also safe, but the bolt may cycle—while the furthest forward position is fire. Massaro is the President of , a custom ammunition company, which is comfortably nestled in between the Hudson River and Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York. . The extractor, for those accustomed to the K98 system, is disappointing at first glance, with its reduced little claw loaded by a very simple wire spring. The short heavy medium and 51 cm short barrel with muzzle thread ensures not only a secure rest and a perfect swing, it also impresses with its high shooting comfort. The safety has been moved from the rear of the bolt to the side of the receiver.

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New Details on Mauser’s M18 Bolt

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By pressing in on tabs holding the butt pad, the recoil pad may be removed, allowing storage of small items like a cleaning kit. I then put the rifle to work hitting steel targets from 300-800 yards, with hits every time. The new M18 comes with an ultra-rugged synthetic stock with soft inlay grips, a three-position catch-style safety, and an adjustable trigger. The M18 bolt has a short, 60-degree throw, and — what I find to be one of the nicest features — the bolt handle only rises to level when fully upward. If one is looking for a budget-friendly rifle, give the Mauser M18 a look. The Mauser stock offers a storage compartment near the recoil pad.

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