How Mauser Made a 1000m Rifle

When a customer complained to Mauser that its M12 rifle is ‘not fit for purpose’, Mauser’s Robert Sajitz wanted to know why. What is wrong? Can Mauser fix it? the answer is yes – and it is easier than the experts at Mauser thought. The customer said that the rifle was incapable of shooting at 1000 metres. Well, that’s a long way further than Mauser expected. So Mauser added a rail that allowed a 1000-metre shot. but is the rifle up to it. We ask long-range expert Andrew Venables of WMS Firearms Training. h e puts it up against a standard .338 Lapua sniper rifle on one of his big ranges in West Wales. Find out what happens.

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