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Old 12-11-2011, 01:49   #1
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Question Do you own/plan to buy a Spanish FR8 Mauser?

These are about as handy as an Enfield "Jungle Carbine", and despite a capacity of five rounds, they are a bit more powerful.

The sights are much better than those of my Yugo Mauser; there seems to be no real comparison.
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I had one and sold it. I kinda liked it, but the L.O.P. was way short, for me. Every time I shot it, I punched myself in the nose, with my thumb knuckle. LOL
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Old 12-19-2011, 21:59   #3
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Would it have helped to have put a 1" recoil pad on the buttstock?

You might be taller, but at 5'11" the pad seems about perfect for the FR8, Enfields and SKS.
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Originally Posted by Ignition Override View Post
Would it have helped to have put a 1" recoil pad on the buttstock?

You might be taller, but at 5'11" the pad seems about perfect for the FR8, Enfields and SKS.
I'm a few inchs taller, but a 1" pad would probably have done it. To be honest, I think I was just more into my Mosins, and my Swiss K-31.
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Old 12-22-2011, 01:35   #5
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2dumb2kwit:
I've watched "Mag30th" on Youtube hit some gongs from 1,000 yards with his K-31, iron sights only.

A search for "420 yards" produces pretty decent videos of his, and comparisons of muzzle energy/fps for a number of guns.

My former Russian MN 44s did really lousy with old Bulgarian ammo, and my lack of real skill contributed to very large 'groups' at 50 yards. The bayonets were extended most of the time.
Maybe Czech (light blue box) or Polish etc ammo would have been better.

Are your Mosins Russian, Polish, maybe Finnish?
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Originally Posted by Ignition Override View Post
2dumb2kwit:
I've watched "Mag30th" on Youtube hit some gongs from 1,000 yards with his K-31, iron sights only.

A search for "420 yards" produces pretty decent videos of his, and comparisons of muzzle energy/fps for a number of guns.

My former Russian MN 44s did really lousy with old Bulgarian ammo, and my lack of real skill contributed to very large 'groups' at 50 yards. The bayonets were extended most of the time.
Maybe Czech (light blue box) or Polish etc ammo would have been better.

Are your Mosins Russian, Polish, maybe Finnish?
I've seen the videos. Pretty amazing! I tried to shoot 1,00 yards one time.(With my K-31) I took my first shot and my spotter said "2 feet low, and about 6 feet right". I said "cool" and he looked at me kind of funny and said "I said feet...not inches." I looked back at him and said "you do understand that the target is more than a half mile away...right." LOL He told me that I couldn't killa deer like that, and I told him that I could hit a pick-up truck, and at that distance with open sights I'm fine with that. LOL

As far as the Mosins go, I sold of the kinda rare stuff and just kept a few for playing with. I'm not really into "collecting" so I figured that I'd rather someone who is into that have those guns and I would keep some run of the mill ones. (Except, I did keep a Remington.) I have a couple Russian ones that I play with. One 91-30 and one M-44.
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