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Posted: 12/28/2005 6:29:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 6:34:08 PM EDT by AROKIE]
anyone own one of these?
I see they offer the new m63 tanker carbine in several calibers which one would be your choice for around 500 bucks
8mm Mauser, .30-06 Springfield, .308 Winchester, .270 Winchester and .243 Winchester

i would like either .30-06 or the .308, these would make fine little truck guns or plinkers

Specifications
Model M63 Tanker
Mechanism Mauser-system with controlled-round feeding
Magazine All milled steel. Holds 5 rounds
Calibers 8mm Mauser, .30-06 Springfield, .308 Winchester
.270 Winchester & .243 Winchester
Rifling 4 groves, right twist
Barrel Length 17.4”
Front Sight Inverted V
Rear Sight Standard V-notch, adjustable to 1,400 Meters
Overall Length 37.2”
Stock Semi-gloss, blond wood
Weight 7.4 +/- lbs.

www.mitchellsales.com/rifles/m63%20tanker/index.htm



reciever pic

rear sight

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:31:08 PM EDT
8mm
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:32:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
8mm



really why? i would think since the other ammo is more clean friendly the others would be more polular with this one, but i still want an 8mm, but would get an yugo m48 to shoot that stuff.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:34:39 PM EDT
8mm


if you want a historic gun, get the right caliber
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:35:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AROKIE:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
8mm



really why? i would think since the other ammo is more clean friendly the others would be more polular with this one, but i still want an 8mm, but would get an yugo m48 to shoot that stuff.



It's cheap and I clean my guns anyways.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:42:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By fight4yourrights:
8mm


if you want a historic gun, get the right caliber



i wouldnt really call this an historic gun since its a new gun
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:47:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 6:48:10 PM EDT by Sukebe]
$500.00? No thanks. An FR8 can still be had for around $250.00. Not to mention the Mosin Nagant M44's.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:49:28 PM EDT
Why buyone of these over priced bubba'd ausers that still has a crappy rear mauser sight on it?
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 6:59:29 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/30/2005 7:20:38 AM EDT by Stove_Pipe]
IMHO: If you want a bolt truck gun go with a Russian M44 or M38 carbine. Got my M44 for $60 at the fun show and ammo goes for about .06 a round. Corrosive ammo is no real issue with a bolt gun.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:10:44 PM EDT
I'm thinking that would be a damned nice little rifle in .243 for a young hunter.

Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:11:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 7:12:51 PM EDT by nightowl7]
Nice looking little carbine.

Would'nt pay five bills for one though.

I'm think'in 30-06. if I was going there.

Versitility of ammo thing with short barrel and all.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:13:31 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Stove_Pipe:
IMHO: If you want a bolt truck gun go with a Russian M44 or M78 carbine. Got my M44 for $60 at the fun show and ammo goes for about .06 a round. Corrosive ammo is no real issue with a bolt gun.



i know all about the nagants and 44's, i just like the mauser action and all. and like the other guys said this would be perfect for a young hunter chambered in the .243.

and for the folks who dont want the flame thrower effects and recoil of the 7.62x54r in the russian guns you mentioned.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:15:45 PM EDT
8mm for the same reason I wouldn't want a Garand in .308
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 7:18:11 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/28/2005 7:19:23 PM EDT by samsong]
I'm getting my Russian Capture K98k rebarreled with a military profile Douglas barrel, then bead-blasted and re-blued. Barrel will be chambered in 6MM Remington, chosen for its flat shooting characteristics and recoil-friendly ways. Stock is being replaced by a military Boyd's walnut repro.

You DO NOT want to know how much this is going to cost me.
Link Posted: 12/28/2005 9:05:09 PM EDT

Originally Posted By AROKIE:
and for the folks who dont want the flame thrower effects and recoil of the 7.62x54r



Um, those are features, not disadvantages!

Why would any red-blooded American male want to give up the two most desirable characteristics of any milsurp rifle?
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 3:44:51 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Skibane:

Originally Posted By AROKIE:
and for the folks who dont want the flame thrower effects and recoil of the 7.62x54r



Um, those are features, not disadvantages!

Why would any red-blooded American male want to give up the two most desirable characteristics of any milsurp rifle?



again this is not milsurp...this is a quote dierect from mitchells right here..............

they are New Production rifles!!! not milsurp!!!!

"These M63 Tankers are brand-new rifles produced with all new parts, using modern materials and methods. A foreign government had placed an order with the Serbian factory, but had failed to take delivery. Mitchell’s was able to contract for the entire lot and bring it to the United States market at the very attractive price of only $495"
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 3:49:15 PM EDT
.308
scout mount anyone?
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 3:53:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By rock71:
.308
scout mount anyone?



My son wants a Scout rifle in .243

I wonder if the Scout stocks that ATI makes for K98/M48 Mausers with the scope rail would work
on these carbines?

Would be one hell of alot less expensive than the real scout rifle.



Link Posted: 12/29/2005 3:57:57 PM EDT
For $500 I would never buy one. But if I was given one I would want it in 30-06.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 4:52:38 PM EDT
500$? Nope.
Link Posted: 12/29/2005 6:20:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/29/2005 6:27:29 PM EDT by red65]

Originally Posted By AROKIE:

Originally Posted By MrClean4Hire:
8mm



really why? i would think since the other ammo is more clean friendly the others would be more polular with this one, but i still want an 8mm, but would get an yugo m48 to shoot that stuff.



308

get ready for some serious muzzle blast. that gun will not be pleasant to shoot no matter what with that short barrel.

Why don't you get a model seven remington? You can find a new one for around $500. Excellent little gun.

rem

Link Posted: 12/29/2005 7:42:16 PM EDT
Pretty cool, but I'll keep my enfield repro. in .308 for $150.
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