GUN What to buy next? Enfield or K98 or K31?

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  1. thegooch

    thegooch OT Supporter

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    I'm leaning towards K31 or K98 due to the history of the rifles. 8mm Mauser ammo is plentiful not so much for .303 British and Swiss
     
  2. Soybomb

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    7.5 Swiss is plenty available now that prvi makes loads. If you're a reloader you just use .308 bullets in your left over brass, and if you're not you send the brass to me :rofl:

    Personally I think the k31 is the most well made milsurp available.
     
  3. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    K31 is a pretty slick rifle. I shot my coworker's and it was as accurate at 100 yards as his .308.
     
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    K31's are my favorite mil-surps.
     
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    k31 has my vote! i want one BAD!
     
  6. Jinkle

    Jinkle Habs/Vikings > *

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    You finally get a reloading set up?
     
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    Haven't timed it, I'm not shooting much and have enough time. So far still just 10mm, .223 and .38spl. Eventually I'll get some dies for 7.5 swiss but I've still got plenty of prvi to go through before I need to.
     
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    K31 crew signing in :wavey:
     
  11. Soybomb

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    Look at the new and the old...

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    I wonder how many people here could compete....
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  12. Cannondale

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    K31 for sure.
     
  13. thegooch

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    K98's are more "collectible" no?
     
  14. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    What do YOU want it for?

    K31 is neat, not so much if you don't reload and want to shoot it a lot.

    K98 is the most famous firearm of WWII. If you are into the history of the gun, it's a lot more interesting. The Swiss shot at targets and lugged them back and forth from home if they were in the reserves. A RC K98 might have marched with a German soldier through France, back to the Eastern Front, and been captured wholesale in one of the huge German surrenders when all of that fell apart.
     
  15. thegooch

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    I'm more into the history. I don't reload so the K98 will be cheaper in the long run.
     
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    I don't really like the Mauser design after having one for a while. It's really easy to pick up a round in front of the extractor, and then you have a non-functioning rifle. The Swiss gun like my other favorite mil-surp the Mosin Nagant, has an extractor that clips over the case rim when the bolt is closed. Where I hunt there are plenty of pigs, and if I am trying to cycle the next round into my gun while a sow is chasing me and it jams, I'm probably dead.

    If you are just collecting it, I still think the Swiss gun is better because of it's exclusiveness in comparison to the K98 or other Mausers.
     
  17. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    A K31 is exclusive because not many people want them as opposed to Mausers :o
     
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    Hmmm, does it mean it's cheaper? :naughty:

    How much do they go for anyway? I coudln't find any place that sold them. :o
     
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    classic arms has them, probably going to order one tommorrow.
     
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    Where is this where there are so many sig 550's on the line. If I used my buddies tube gun I think I could hang with some of those guys.
     
  22. Buzz Killington

    Buzz Killington nunc fortunatus sum

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    Family Firearms & Finishes hand-picks them from the big shops and takes tons of pics of them so you know what you are getting:

    http://surplusrifleforum.com/viewforum.php?f=88

    You might have to sign up to view the forum & pics, I'm not sure.
     
  23. Soybomb

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    Switzerland :big grin:
     
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    judging by the photos looks like 200 yards, 300 yards at most.
     

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