.280 Rem. Mauser 98

Ben

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#1
I have had this one in the gun safe for " too long ".
Time to get it out and shoot it.
The rifle is a custom 98' Mauser , .280 Remington.
The barrel is new and is super accurate.
The rifle is currently wearing a Lyman 48 Rear and a " High Vis " red bead front sight .
The rifle has a Timney Trigger set to exactly 1 lb. with zero creep or over travel.
I did all the wood working, stock finishing, glass bedding, free floating , etc.
I'm VERY happy with the rifle.
This one is walnut and steel, NOTHING ELSE.
As far as I'm concerned, the .280 Rem. is the 7 X 57 mm on steroids.
The .280 Rem. is a very powerful cartridge !
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There are a lot of photos below. This rifle took about 1 1/2 yrs. to complete.
There isn't a single open pore in this wood.
I'm proud of it ! !

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#2
That right there is the epitome of the bolt-action rifle in my eyes.

That wouldn't happen to be the one in your old avatar elsewhere would it? That avatar got my attention and was a dead giveaway that you were someone to pay attention to when posting.

The stock is first class all the way, Ben. Absolutely beautiful.
 
#3
Family has been making custom rifles for over 50 years and the wood to metal is first rate, surprised you did’t use a banded front ramp to keep that tropical theme entact. Certainly is nice workmanship, sir.
 

Ben

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That right there is the epitome of the bolt-action rifle in my eyes.

That wouldn't happen to be the one in your old avatar elsewhere would it? That avatar got my attention and was a dead giveaway that you were someone to pay attention to when posting.

The stock is first class all the way, Ben. Absolutely beautiful.
Thank you for those nice comments !

Ben
 

Brother_Love

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#9
Ben,
The first time I contacted you many moons ago to buy a mold from you I also mentioned your avatar. That was over on the other site but that avatar just stood out. Very nice rifle!
Malcolm
 

Ben

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Brad,

The stock ( not the entire rifle ) has been appraised at $800.
You see fiddle back in the butt end or the fore end, but not very often all over the stock.

Ben
 
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Ian

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I would put the stock BLANK at more than $800, and the whittling and finishing at near priceless. Only problem with that rig is it's too purty to tote through the woods in the rain!
 

Ben

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I would put the stock BLANK at more than $800, and the whittling and finishing at near priceless. Only problem with that rig is it's too purty to tote through the woods in the rain!
Ian,
When I take this to the range, I am very cautious about who handles it.
As to dragging this one through the woods, .......NOT WHILE I OWN IT.

Ben