Mauser launches new version of classic big game rifle, the M98 Magnum
One of the most classic big game rifles ever made, the Mauser M98 Magnum, has been relaunched by the German gunmaker.
Using the original drawings and designs from 1936, Mauser has combined all the best traditions of its big game bolt-action rifle with the modern technology used by the company today. Mauser has manufactured nearly 100 million M98 rifles, making this a true classic in the world of rifles.
New features include plasma nitriding of all steel parts to increase the durability and protection against corrosion, an ergonomically improved, horizontal three-position safety and an extra thick rubber recoil pad for increased comfort. The M98 also features an action machined from premium steel, a long extractor for Controlled Round feeding and a double square bridge system with preparation for swing off scope mounts. The express sight has a large rear sight and a brass bead as the front sight, but is also adjustable for windage and elevation.
With a weight of 9.7lb (4.4kg) as standard, the rifle is available in .375H&H, with a magazine capacity of five plus one, or .416 Rigby, with a magazine capacity of four plus one. The .416 Ribgy is also available in heavy barrel profile.
The M98 has a classic safari look, with special grade 5 rootwood forming the stock and fore-end, and a Rigby-style cheekpiece. The slim contours of the stock make for a comfortable fit, and the ebony fore-end tip rounds off the elegant design.
Distributed in the UK by Blaser Sporting, CEO Robert Sajitz, said: “This classic big game rifle combines all the qualities Mauser is so proud of. Our modern manufacturing technologies have allowed us to make this version even more robust and tough, while staying true to the principles of the original. The new M98 is the new classic when it comes to big game hunting.”
RRP: From £7,300