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Posted: 9/30/2004 11:24:49 AM EST
They got one at the shop, chambered for .308 (modified), great looking rilfe, only 180. I would like to get it, except I'm worried if it will blow up in my face.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 11:30:45 AM EST
it is strong enough for 308. $180 is way to much.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 2:46:24 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:20:44 PM EST
Other problem with the 308 concerns the stock. When the mods were made to change the caliber a piece that keeps the stock from sliding forward was eliminated. After a few rounds the stock starts creeping forward.

I've always been fascinated by these things but will not buy the 308 version and 7.5 French ammo is both scarce and expensive. If memory serves 6.5 Swede brass can be converted but that's more trouble than an old military rifle is worth.
Link Posted: 10/5/2004 4:35:23 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 2:02:59 AM EST
Graf's has 7.5 French brass cheap. The bore is .308 so bullets are easy to get. Don't let the lack of factory ammo keep you from getting one of these rifles. They function well and are very accurate.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 11:41:42 AM EST
The MAS is potentially one of the best rifles ever made....



to survive being dropped

Seriously, the MAS has a very strong action but I can't tell you how well it iwll stand up to .308 pressures. I believe the 7.5 french round was listed fairly high pressure wise but I am not sure.
BTW, if you are talking about a MAS 36, remember, they do not have a safety mechanism.
Link Posted: 10/7/2004 9:07:50 PM EST
The one at the store did, SKS safty. I'm going to pass, because the front stock does slide back and forth and the rifle really is fugly.
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 7:54:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/9/2004 8:26:58 PM EST
Graf's might have some loaded ammo. Coles has that Indep FMN stuff.

I load my own using the Graf brass.

Dennis Jenkins


Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
As an aside, what is a good source for non-corrosive 7.5 French? I have a MAS 49/56 - that's the model number right? LOL... I have a bunch of mags and have onwed the rifle for a year, haven't fired it yet.

Link Posted: 10/18/2004 7:39:21 PM EST

Originally Posted By HiramRanger:
As an aside, what is a good source for non-corrosive 7.5 French? I have a MAS 49/56 - that's the model number right? LOL... I have a bunch of mags and have onwed the rifle for a year, haven't fired it yet.



I believe an advertiser in Shot Gun News sells various obsolete military rounds, but you will pay through the nose for them.

Incredibly, someone did a kit that will convert the 49/56 into an AR-10 look-alike.
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