Re: 8mm Mauser question
I have a Yugo M-48 and a Czech VZ-24, both of which are 8mm rifles. As Fast Forward mentioned, the accuracy with surplus ammo is acceptable, but definitely not 'tack drivers". I do not reload 8mm (yet) since there is still plenty of surplus ammo out there. Besides, I have enough surplus ammo to last me a few years, anyway!
The M24/47, the M48, and the VZ-24 rifle are all Mauser designed K98 type rifles and any one of them would serve you well. About the only difference in them is that the M48 has the "cupped" butt plate more like the K98 where the other two have a straight butt plate.
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