Thursday, April 14, 2011

Steyr-Mannlicher M95/30

So today I’m going to review my rifle, the Steyr-Mannlicher M95/30.  It’s a beautiful bolt action rifle from WWI/II.  It has a straight pull bolt that makes rate of fire very high for a bolt action.  It also shoots pretty much straight.  I find that its more accurate than me at 100 yards.  And it shoots a pretty huge bullet the 8x56r  if you’re into hunting. 



Don’t buy it. 

“Why not?” you ask.  I’m getting to that part you impatient ass.  First, it needs clips to fill the magazine.  If you don’t buy clips, you can only fire it one shot at a time.  Also, the feeder is unreliable.  Most of the time when you pull the bolt back, it ejects a shell, and pushing it forward often does not actually load a new round.  Now remember that huge round, the 8x56r?  Yeah, its pretty much the only gun that takes it.  It's expensive and hard to find.  You can find hornandy ammo at cabelas, but for me that’s a 5 hour drive there.  You can buy surplus, but its all Nazi or Czech crap.  Not only is it “collectable,” or expensive, half of it doesn’t fire.  Yeah, and the original design for the gun was a much larger gun, with a smaller bullet.  It breaks itself a little bit every time you shoot it.

Original Gun:


So, to sum it up, only buy this if you just like the gun, the history (google it), or need a single shot, accurate and powerful hunting rifle.  

13 comments:

  1. I've always had a curiosity about guns. My grandfather worked at marlin gun company. They made 22s.

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  2. Okay, have never heard of that gun. We have a Lee Enfield at home, which is a WWI/II rifle aswel! 303 is less rare than thisone.

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  3. Very nice rifels you have there sir.

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  6. Sweet rifles keep the posts coming!

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  7. Very informative, thanks for the post.
    Look forward to seeing more!

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  8. Nice rifles! Always had a sweet spot for M1 Garands...

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  9. i'll add it to my do-not-buy list :D

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