Skip to comments.Steyr M95- anybody got one?
Posted on 01/11/2011 1:29:46 PM PST by TexasBarak
Big Five has these on sale for $79.95 (the one I looked at today was a carbine). I'm looking for an inexpensive knockabout rifle to keep in the truck (but still capable of taking out a wild pig), and this looks like it will fit the bill. Do any of you have one of these, or have experience with it? Does anyone know of a reasonable source of ammo?
Here's the wikipedia link concerning these rifles-
I'm off for a bit of a nap- I'll check back in in a bit.
8x56r cartridge with a big kick. I heard Privi Partisan is coming out with reasonably priced ammo ($15/box). You do need an enbloc clip to shoot it. Mine is fun.
Good info here
It costs just a little more than a Duraflame firelog. If it doesn't work out you could burn it for heat.
But the bolt does need a bit of english on it to get it open some times.
Unless you reload, you'd probably be better off gettng a M44.
You have a cosmoline issue most likely.
The cartridge is obsolete and nominally available. I would instead get a Mosin-Nagant M44 in the 7.62X54R caliber. You can find good examples for less than $100.
You might want to look at a Mosin Nagant. Ammo is a bit less pricey I think.
May I recommend the High Point rifles. Made in Ohio, uses pistol ammo [9mm,.40 & .45]
they use a “blowback” system of cycling and low cost to get & use. There are accesories you can purchas as well to “tweak” your rifle out to the way you want.
I was just thinking one of these a Saiga IZ-240 - 16” though more expensive would be a good knock about rifle.
Do not have one personally I would go with the Moisin Nagent commie rifle the ammo seems to be in plentiful supply and the price not much higher. I have shot one of those and they kick like a mule the Steyr is discussed in the thread from firing line above.
mine’s a POS.
couldn’t hit the Metrodome roof from the inside.
makes a fine war club ,though.
Here's how you can fix that "sticky bolt."
Mosin Nagant vote here. A bit more expensive, but they burn much hotter with all that cosmoline.
Life is too short to shoot ugly guns, and life is too short to have to “track” wild boar.
If you want a fine, but inexpensive bolt-action that will take a beating, go with a commonwealth-built Lee-Enfield SMLE carbine in .303.
The ammo is hard to come by (I reload) and it requires a clip to shoot, so it is inconvenient as just a “truck gun”.
You would be better off with a Mosin for that, ammo is plentiful and cheap (corrosive, though) it packs a wallop, and is pretty accurate offhand out to a hundred yards.
Practically speaking, ammo can be hard to come by and the straight pull bolt takes a bit of effort to operate.
Like others have suggested, I think a Mosin-Nagant carbine a better choice all around. The model 44 even comes with a fold out "pig sticker" should it be needed.
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