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Ash
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Mauser 66
      #296107 - 02/03/17 07:24 PM

Well, i like weird guns so..

Anyone have a Mauser 66? Ive heard good things about them.

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: Ash]
      #296141 - 03/03/17 10:54 AM

Well heaven sent this today Ash


Calibre/Item: 7x64
Make: Mauser
Model: 66S
Action: Bolt repeater
Scope/Sights: Zeiss Davari 2.5-10X
Condition: Very Good
Price: $1675
Advertised: 3/03/2017
Comment: A very useful calibre. All original finish to wood and metal, over very good condition. Complete with Zeiss scope in QD ...
State: QLD

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: gryphon]
      #296162 - 03/03/17 04:22 PM

It seems they are trying to tempt me..

Hehe, the one i was looking at was the slightly cheaper, albeit scopeless, 7mm rem mag for $1475 from the same place!


7x64 would be more practical overall, but i like the idea of the extra barrels in like, .338 and .458 win mag that the magnum one offers. Haven't shot a 7mm remmy though. Did have a .458 win and have a .308 Norma mag. If it's similar then no issue.

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: Ash]
      #296163 - 03/03/17 04:43 PM

well the Diavari makes up for it

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: gryphon]
      #296166 - 03/03/17 08:21 PM

Have 2 x 66 model mausers bought new which I hope will be of great amusement to my grand sons / daughters. An 8x68s with extra 6.5x68 barrels. 2 Zeis scopes fitted. A 375 h&h stock carved metal gold engraved (lion) rifle cased with 2 x knives carved ivory handles same as rifle. Can't understand how my tastes have changed.

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: gryphon]
      #296167 - 03/03/17 08:57 PM

Quote:

well the Diavari makes up for it



more than just making up, I'd think!
And I'd even think, no need for 7 rem.mag. once you have a 7x64
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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: Ahmed577]
      #296168 - 03/03/17 09:06 PM

Quote:

Have 2 x 66 model mausers bought new which I hope will be of great amusement to my grand sons / daughters. An 8x68s with extra 6.5x68 barrels. 2 Zeis scopes fitted. A 375 h&h stock carved metal gold engraved (lion) rifle cased with 2 x knives carved ivory handles same as rifle. Can't understand how my tastes have changed.




Hi Ahmed,

Not to drive this off topic, but do you have your Anderson Wheeler Mk VII's yet? If so email me the photos if you wish and I will post them.

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Ash
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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: fuhrmann]
      #296171 - 03/03/17 09:26 PM

Quote:

Quote:

well the Diavari makes up for it



more than just making up, I'd think!
And I'd even think, no need for 7 rem.mag. once you have a 7x64
fuhrmann




I was more thinking for along the lines of getting a .458 barrel some day to go on it.. But then again..An excuse for 2 rifles? lol.

Nah i got too much costs on at the moment to get a rifle, unless i have a big sell off..musing though..maybe..? :P

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: Ash]
      #296209 - 04/03/17 08:14 AM

Quote:

Well, i like weird guns so..

Anyone have a Mauser 66? Ive heard good things about them.




The Mauser 66 was at some point ahead of it´s time. I have one in 6,5Schüler and it won´t be my last.


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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: gryphon]
      #296212 - 04/03/17 08:44 AM

Quote:

Well heaven sent this today Ash


Calibre/Item: 7x64
Make: Mauser
Model: 66S
Action: Bolt repeater
Scope/Sights: Zeiss Davari 2.5-10X
Condition: Very Good
Price: $1675
Advertised: 3/03/2017
Comment: A very useful calibre. All original finish to wood and metal, over very good condition. Complete with Zeiss scope in QD ...
State: QLD




Bloody good buy there Ash!
A new Zeiss scope alone is that price!
The 7x64mm is right up there in relation to the 7mm Mag - unless you are Ripp!
Over normal shooting ranges there will not be much difference in drop.
Very tempting mate, good present for future Mrs Ash.


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Ash
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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: 93x64mm]
      #296213 - 04/03/17 08:56 AM

You guys are bloody bad influences..

The thinking is if I went the 7mm i could get a .458 barrel also - I miss mine :P
But the scope on the above makes that one more worthwhile..

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: Ash]
      #296231 - 04/03/17 01:18 PM

Guys/Ash

They both belong to me, if want more info.

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: Ash]
      #296232 - 04/03/17 01:22 PM

Also, there is 4-10 Pecar that came with the Rifle, will include for an additional $400....the EAWs ( marked Mauser) are over $700 by themselves.

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: paradox_]
      #296237 - 04/03/17 02:01 PM

Nick Harvey used to promote as a paid tout (IMO) the Mauser 66.

I wanted one as a result. Same as Ahmed's, in 6.5x68 and 8x68S. Ended up with my Mauser M03 in 8x68S and 6.5x65 (that difference ie 65mm, still irks me!).

But they are a very heavy rifle, un-necessarily so. I believe most end up weighing at least 4.5 kgs all up or more.

Haven't ever played with one. I wonder how irritating the two stage bolt movement would be.

However those straight engraved walls on the bolt carriage, still do have a certain appeal. Certainly a distinctive look.

I've forgotten, do they have an internal magazine? What capacity? I seem to remember they did not have room for many rounds?

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: NitroX]
      #296245 - 04/03/17 02:25 PM

They certainly are an acquired taste.
I will wager anyone that has a chance to actually get to know one will quickly be converted, I know I was.
They are wonderfully engineered, and both mine are as slick as butter. Form and function is wonderful. The magnum actions ( group4) area little heavier, the 7x64 is a joy to carry and handle. Like most good things they got too expensive to make...around 60,000 I think ??
Oh...not to mention they are as cheap as chips, but im told demand is starting to increase in Europe....and in turn so will the price
Top feed magazine, capacity 3

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: paradox_]
      #296246 - 04/03/17 02:27 PM

Quote:

Guys/Ash

They both belong to me, if want more info.

Best
Eric




Ha ha.

I retract my comments. The Mauser 66's are fantastic!

My post was before seeing your replies.

Maybe you can answer some questions at some time.

Can you get barrels for the Mauser 66 still? Or off the second hand market? I would assume in Germany, there is a fair number of barrels on the market at times. Are there any custom barrel makers? I seem to remember a post regarding custom barrel makers for the 66.

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Oh...not to mention they are as cheap as chips, but im told demand is starting to increase in Europe....and in turn so will the price




Yes they are well priced. Compared to modern Mauser M03's, Sauers, Blasers, etc. I did privately note that when Ash posted the links. Maybe a Mauser 66 in 6.5x68 will still happen one day. Would make it the FIFTH 6.5 mm in the safe ...

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: Ash]
      #296247 - 04/03/17 02:32 PM

Quote:

It seems they are trying to tempt me..

Hehe, the one i was looking at was the slightly cheaper, albeit scopeless, 7mm rem mag for $1475 from the same place!


7x64 would be more practical overall, but i like the idea of the extra barrels in like, .338 and .458 win mag that the magnum one offers. Haven't shot a 7mm remmy though. Did have a .458 win and have a .308 Norma mag. If it's similar then no issue.




Back in 1993 I was going to get Brian Harre to make me a takedown Winchester 70 in exactly that, a 7mm Rem Mag, a .338 Win Mag, and a .458 Win Mag (or Lott). Actually I think the larger one was going to be a .416 Chatfield-Taylor.

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: NitroX]
      #296250 - 04/03/17 03:04 PM

Haha

Barrels come up second hand from time to time, I amagine cost would be prohibitive to fit from new.
The interchangeable barrel option ( within calibre's groups) is another fabtastic feature your getting for nothing.
I now have an offer on them both ( no money yet), so Im not offering a sales pitch, but John Im confident if you get one your M03 will spend a lot of time in the safe!!!.....get one and have a play with it.
Off to work now

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: NitroX]
      #296261 - 04/03/17 08:33 PM

Am expecting revolvers this year. London trade allow minimum 5 years.

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: paradox_]
      #296306 - 05/03/17 10:01 AM

Sounds like you're the perfect guy to ask questions then, Paradox!

What's the weight like on both?
Recoil on both?
Any dislikes about them?
What do you like about them?

How's the Pecar compare to the Zeiss?

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: Ash]
      #296318 - 05/03/17 02:56 PM

Had a 30-06 which i foolishly sold to some thieving judge who knocked me down on the price of it ,Another ''Wish i had kept it '' ! ,liked it ,fitted good ,smooth action ,but different action to anything ,always been tempted to get another ..............

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: 500Boswell]
      #296319 - 05/03/17 03:00 PM

Total Solutions Engineering had the ''setup'' to make extra barrels for the 66, as i wanted to have one 66 with 7mm ,338 and 458 Lott barrels ,so i could just have the ONE rifle for everything instead of 28

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: 500Boswell]
      #296325 - 05/03/17 05:23 PM

Remember what the price was?

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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: 500Boswell]
      #296326 - 05/03/17 05:36 PM

I have been owning two M66 since the mid/late 70's, they were the first 'real' rifles that I acquired. They are one in 7x64 (proofed in 1972 and scoped with a Zeiss 1,5-6x42) and one in 8x68S (proofed in 1976 and scoped with a Schmidt & Bender 2,5-10x56). They are extremely well manufactured rifles, extremely accurate and a pleasure to use.
Production ranged from 1965 to 1995 and 58,765 units were manufactured.
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Re: Mauser 66 [Re: 500Boswell]
      #296327 - 05/03/17 05:37 PM

Quote:

Total Solutions Engineering had the ''setup'' to make extra barrels for the 66, as i wanted to have one 66 with 7mm ,338 and 458 Lott barrels ,so i could just have the ONE rifle for everything instead of 28




Yeah right. Keep telling yourself that if you get the three barrels, you will sell all or even any of the other 28 off.

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