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    Anyone ever own or use a Mark X in a large caliber 375 or above?

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    I had a 375 HH Mark X commercial Mauser and a 458 win mag. The stock on the 458 eventually split. The 375 never had any problems. I do not remember either being all that accurate, but the actions sure were reliable.
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    Yes 375 HH....liittle rough but shot OK

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    I was looking at getting one in 458 for use as a hiking/fishing/back up gun. I'd keep it in iron sights, how's the action? Smooth? Reliable?

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    YES!

    With a fiberglass stock makes the perfect low cost Alaskan rifle in .375 H&H. I would chose it over a bunch of others.
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    NO! They're crappy! Don't buy it! If you bought it already I'll buy it from you out of the goodness of my heart! I have 3 and they are just horrible, since I'm already stuck with Mark Xs just give me yours!

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    Actually, my Mark X .458 is the most accurate rifle I own. I was sighting it in once when I changed the front sight, using orange 3/4" dots as an aiming point. At 25yds I was able to center punch 3 of the dots and this was offhand! I might be able to do that with my 10/22, but certainly not with any of my other rifles-offhand.

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    I've owned a Whitworth (kind of a fancy version of the Mark X) in .375 since 1986 and I've been very satisfied. My guide on a brown bear hunt had used and abused a .375 Mark X for a couple of decades and was happy with it -- my impression was that for him it was a tool of his trade. I'm more of a gun nut and would like to have a Model 70 .375 but my Mauser has never given me an excuse to trade up.

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    I've owned a Whitworth (kind of a fancy version of the Mark X) in .375 since 1986 and I've been very satisfied. My guide on a brown bear hunt had used and abused a .375 Mark X for a couple of decades and was happy with it -- my impression was that for him it was a tool of his trade. I'm more of a gun nut and would like to have a Model 70 .375 but my Mauser has never given me an excuse to trade up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duckbuster View Post
    I've owned a Whitworth (kind of a fancy version of the Mark X) in .375 since 1986 and I've been very satisfied. My guide on a brown bear hunt had used and abused a .375 Mark X for a couple of decades and was happy with it -- my impression was that for him it was a tool of his trade. I'm more of a gun nut and would like to have a Model 70 .375 but my Mauser has never given me an excuse to trade up.

    I have a lot of model 70 pre-64's in .375 H&H. I collect the darn things and have for many years. I just love them. That said, buy the Mark X.

    I believe they are the absolute best rifle a man can own for the money. In .375 H&H, how could you ever go wrong?
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