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    Default A new Range toy, BYF44 HT sniper

    After years of sitting on the sidelines when it came to German snipers and realizing my best bet was to go reproduction I decided last year to pick up a reproduction SSR, and a LSR to shoot and enjoy. But I always wanted a High Turret sniper but never seemed to realize the dream, until now. Last August a very high quality set of reproduction HT mounts and scope came available from a very respected collector and I jumped on them. Then I began my search for the correct rifle for the build, and after some searching I picked one up from a Alund last December . New Years Eve I shipped it all out to Vaughn99 and after he did his magic, he shipped it back to me and it showed up today at my front door.


    Its a BYF44, L block K98k in a white glue laminated stock. The mounts are a set of Robert Spielaur High Turret and the scope is a wartime Ajack 4x90 I picked up from Matt Darnell. The Vaughn bedded the stock , tuned the action, and even did a wartime "sloppy" solder job on the Mounts, just like the late war HT's are known for.

    All that is left is getting a little range time this weekend to try it out.
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    That turned out fantastic. Well done, it’s beautiful

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    Beautiful job!

    What 8mm ammo are you going to use?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Montana Bearbait View Post
    Beautiful job!

    What 8mm ammo are you going to use?
    Not sure yet, my LSR liked PPU 200gr match ammo so i will start there and see if this one likes it too.
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    I'm sure it will shoot as good as it looks. all my k98 like 200 gr bullets.

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    Turned out very nice. I did something similar with a Yugo K98k, a SSR mount and a vintage Hensoldt Jagdziel scope.
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    Gorgeous work. LT and HT's are creme de la creme for me.

    Know the PPU stuff will shoot very low, and range dials won't work with it due to it's anemic charge.

    Currently best 8mm on the US market is:
    S&B FMJ 196 grain
    Hornady 8mm Match
    Techcrim 8mm (can be found at ventura munitions and is basically remade s.S patrone ammo)


    Make sure and keep us updated how it shoots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by K Thorne View Post
    Gorgeous work. LT and HT's are creme de la creme for me.

    Know the PPU stuff will shoot very low, and range dials won't work with it due to it's anemic charge.

    Currently best 8mm on the US market is:
    S&B FMJ 196 grain
    Hornady 8mm Match
    Techcrim 8mm (can be found at ventura munitions and is basically remade s.S patrone ammo)


    Make sure and keep us updated how it shoots!
    Thanks for the info KT, will post up range results.
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    This HT turned out great! Vaughn does outstanding work! That is definitely a great K-98k to have in the collection, looking forward to range results.
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    Well done . Looks the part !!!! Congrats on getting your Dream Rifle

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raupleminze View Post
    This HT turned out great! Vaughn does outstanding work! That is definitely a great K-98k to have in the collection, looking forward to range results.
    I agree. Vaughn is the man. He did one for me with Robert's rings, bases and scope. It shot about 2 inches left and about half inch high first two shots. I adjusted windage a little guess and the turret a tiny bit. Next four shots were basically a ragged hole but the last one made it bit over an inch and four in the center. Ammo, best IMO, was/is Yugo M75 sniper ammo(I stocked up when it was affordable). Used it in two original HTs and they did not equal the one Vaughn made, based on a bcd4 RC with minty barrel. I pre-tested it and knew it was accurate with open sights with about a 1.5 inch group at 100 yds.

    You will enjoy it. Glad I have one to save my original HTs. I have a repro LSR and SSR too. Wish I bought the only repro SC I have ever seen for sale. Try the M75 ammo.

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    I guess you have not heard of/learned about the fault with white glue stocks...
    The white glue versions are inferior to the red glued and are prone to splitting when the glue fails.
    I've owned two that were falling apart and have heard of other failures.
    You might keep an eye out for a red glue stock if you are going to do lots of range work.

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    Very nice indeed, let us know how it shoots.
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