Big Bore cartridges built on the standard length Mauser 98 action

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  1. Hoss Delgado

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    By the way , which firm made this rifle ?
    In regards to the gun's stopping power , the old .404 Jeffery load itself isn't really powerful enough for dangerous game like Elephant or Buffalo , ( unless , l am very mistaken , in which case l hope you can correct me ) . With modern Woodleigh bullets , one no longer has to worry about bullets breaking apart :p . But the case capacity issue is ( l believe ) inherent with the design itself , since these guns were built on standard actions which meant that the bullets had to be extremely deep seated into the cartridges and sacrificed a lot of powder space ( unless you dangerously raised pressures ) .
    Sadly , even my dream caliber of 11.2 × 72 Schuler had case capacity issues. :(
     

  2. kurpfalzjäger

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    I prefer not to say anything about the cartridge 10,75x68 , especially their suitability for hunting big game. @HWL knows my opinion on the subject.
     
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    No, they discontinued production in the 1990s...

    I bought several boxes of this ammunition, but I use it for practicing only..... and for creating cases;)

    All my hunting ammunition is handloaded with Woodleighs...

    I personally do not have a reliable source for factory ammunition.

    Hornady could become my friend, loading this cartridge.

    Nontheless, I think this is the perfect fitting big game cartridge for a Mauser M98.


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    The gun was made by Martin Luyven, gunsmith in Bayreuth, a little town in northern Bavaria.

    Amongst other things, he is specialized in making M98 sporting rifles.

    He also made a 9,3x57 and a 9,3x62 for me.


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    I not yet hunted with this rifle in Africa, so I do not have any first hand experience.

    I do not consider the 10,75x68 a charge stopper.... but not every rifle used in Africa, has to be something like this.

    I think, the 10,75x68 is a fine cartridge to hunt the "Everything", may be not to stop everything under any condition.


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    There is no casa capacity issue when you accept the performance level the 10,75 has to offer.

    Independently of this, it is an easy job to open up the M98 action to accept .375 H&H length cartridges.

    It will give the 10,75 the additional powder space,.... but I think, this was not the intention of their inventors.

    ....but it can be a nice playground for reloaders.


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    Maybe a nice plains game rifle , then ? :)
     

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    May be,... but it is not a real flat shooter.

    I think it is good for the bushfelt in South Africa or something like this.

    The bushfelt in mind, I ordered the rifle without scope mount bases, iron sights only.

    But my gunsmith persuaded me to have bases, ..... now I am happy with a scope.

    Zeroed 3" high at 100 yard, I think it is good for 200.


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