Got a New gun.

Discussion in 'Large-Bore/Small-Bore Rifle/Shotgun' started by cpttango30, Jun 23, 2012.

  1. cpttango30

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    So I am at my boy hood home visiting my parents. Started talking to my stepdad and he offered me one of my favorite guns. It's a M98 target rifle with a Douglas barrel chambered in 25 Niedner with a nice heavy taper, this is topped with an old Lyman All American 10x scope.

    I have shot squirrels out to 500 yards with this gun. So I think I am going to load her up and use her for a few midrange matches.

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  2. norahc

    norahc Active Member

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    Nice rifle.

    Even better is that firearms are one of the few things you don't mind if they are hand me downs.
  3. 76Highboy

    76Highboy Well-Known Member Supporting Member

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    That is cool. We will need a range report.
  4. 3/2 STA SS

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    I have 25 caliber projectiles- 87 and 100 grain Sierra's I will let go for a song...
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    Very nice - I've never heard of that cartridge, old wildcat?
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    HOW in the HELL did your Dad EVER get involved with a 25 Niedner???????
  7. cpttango30

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    armoredman: It is the precursor to the 25-06.

    OZO: My grandfather picked up from a gun store in Redding CA back in the 70's.
  8. jack404

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    25-06 is a good round herb it up and you get a 300 meter almost flat trajectory , drops fast past that but whooooeee does it hit !!

    good score !!
  9. ryan42

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    Nice rifle.
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    Zane71464 Well-Known Member

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    NICE rifle indeed!
  11. cpttango30

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    Started cleaning it up the other day. Took quit a bit of cleaning to get the copper out of the barrel but it is gone and it is a nice fresh boar. I started with some 320 grit sand paper on the barrel need to get some emery cloth from 320 to 600 grit and get it polished up. I am going to wait till the weather cools off a little to refinish the stock.
  12. Bindernut

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    320 is pretty coarse unless there are some really deep pits in the barrel. I would typically start a polishing project like that with 400, then step up to 600, and finish up with 1000/1200 or 1500 grit.
    I have good luck with just plain old wet-or-dry sandpaper used for automotive refinishing. And yes I use water to lube the sandpaper as I'm working...I just make sure it gets completely dried off when I'm finished up for the day. Use a hairdryer or heat gun to dry it.

    That is a nice looking rifle except for the barrel (which doesn't look that bad from your pic). I've salvaged worse!

    Any idea when it was built? I'm assuming it was pre-'69 (pre-.25-06Rem) since you're calling it a .25 Neider.
    I love the .25-06 nearly as much as I love all of my .264" bore cartridges. I'm partial to almost all of the medium-bores though.

    And yup, a range report is definitely needed once you get her all cleaned up! Aw heck, shoot it first...clean it up later! :)
  13. cpttango30

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    The finish was about 320 to start. I will get a pic of the barrel tonight.
  14. cpttango30

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    Forgot to take a picture of the barrel. I tried 320 and it was just too fine to get the dirt and grime off the barrel. I went and got some 220 and it is looking good. Might work it down to 600 but I think I am going to stop at 400.

    Started striping the stock tonight testing some stripper I got at lowes. It didn't work so Sanding it is. Once it is stripped I am going to hit it with a little classic walnut stain and then use a sanding filler then it will get about 20 or so coats or of Deft Gloss clear lacqure. Oh this baby is going to be ROCKIN when I get it done.
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    want to see finished product please

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