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Gewehr 1871/84

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Gewehr 1871/84

#1 Post by nrobertb » Wed Jul 26, 2017 11:18 pm

Here are some shots of my old German Mauser which is lots of fun to shoot:
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#2 Post by nmcollektor » Tue Aug 15, 2017 3:22 pm

Very nice. What kind of load are you using??

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Re: Gewehr 1871/84

#3 Post by nrobertb » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:04 pm

I've tried a lot of things but settled on Western Bullet Co.'s .446 340 gr. lead bullet. I've tried 2400 and Trail Boss powders but 3031 produces the best results. I haven't tried black powder yet but plan to.

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#4 Post by apachedawg » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:01 am

That has beautiful stock. Love that tiger striping.

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#5 Post by SWIHARTMARK » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:09 am

I recently shot my 1871/84 with 70 grains of Fg and it did well. I read where the military loads was 75 grains. While I was at the range, a competition BP shooter told me the Fg is good powder for long rifles, so I'm sticking with it. I used the Lyman mold for it and forgot how many grains it is, but their is only one Lyman mold for that caliber. Can't say I prefer smokeless over black powder because everything you get to make a smoke cloud with your rifle, you should, especially if there are AR-15's nearby.

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Re: Gewehr 1871/84

#6 Post by vandle » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:47 am

apachedawg wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:01 am
That has beautiful stock. Love that tiger striping.
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