This is NOT a "macho" BS post, and I am not implying that any other post here was so... I'll state my all time favorite rifle as the Finlandia National 49 or "FN 49" in 8mm Mauser.
It is heavy, large, and solid as a railroad tie. The 8mm Mauser cartridge will shoot thru Oak trees at 700 yards, and is as accurate as any .308 that "I" have shot. Maximum range I guess is around 1200/1300 yards with impact. 1500 yards, and you're still hitting targets. Not too shabby for an antique.
I used to pick these up for around $250.00 in good to very good condition in the late 80's. Today I see they are at least $1,500.00 in good condition. Much more for very good.
This all makes for one heck of a weapon but no so much of a varmint rifle.
I can tell you a story about a 300 yard ricochet off a 12"x12"x4" block of mild steel that left a burn across my exposed left cheek just under my eye but this is a family oriented forum.
Moral is... do NOT shoot at 4" steel plate unless you want to hear that round going thru the woods behind you.
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