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800 CM Mannlicher..Sort of..

Discussion in 'Discontinued Mossberg Models' started by saleen322, Oct 12, 2017.

  1. saleen322

    saleen322 .410

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    My first rifle was a new 800 Mossberg BSM that my father bought me at 13. Since then I always had a soft spot for them and I buy them now and then when I see one for a reasonable price. A local classified had a 800 CM (22-250 Mannlicher) for sale. I called and the guy told me it did not have the full length stock. Now if it was the Mannlicher, I kind of have a stock. Some years back I bought a Revelation (Western Auto) marked Mossberg that had a 22" barrel but a Mannlicher stock. It looked a little odd but shot great so I just used it like that. I bought the 800 CM and did the stock switch. I am happy with it and a plus is that it seems the 800 CM may be one of the rarer 800s. I will post a range report when I get a chance to shoot her. What do you all think?

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  2. CaddmannQ

    CaddmannQ 12g Supporter

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    Well that sure looks great.

    Do you think the full length stock will change the accuracy?
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  3. saleen322

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    I never shot the 22-250 with the old stock. The 308 it was on shot well but now I can see if the 308 changed with the switched stock on it. I am curious as well to see what it does.
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  4. John A.

    John A. I'm "THAT" guy Staff Member Global Moderator Forum Moderator

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    Well, if looks could kill, you won't have any problems eating. It looks sharp to me.
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  5. saleen322

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    Thank you John!
  6. saleen322

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    It was windy but I got a chance to fire a couple of rounds from the Mossberg 800 CM. I very scientifically went though some plastic shell boxes and, HEY, found some 22-250 rounds that were clearly not the same but there were 9 with two overall lengths. lol The longer ones did not look as nice so I decided to shoot them first hoping they were on paper at 100 yards. The first round was high-right but well on the paper so I shot 2 more and got a 3-shot group of 1.75". I made a sight adjustment and shot three of the "prettier" rounds and they landed into a group of about 1". I was wondering if it was just luck so I shot one more and it landed in the center of the group. I was about to shoot the last round when I thought maybe I should save it so I can figure out the load as that is pretty good for a sporter weight barrel and the rifle seems to like that load. Have a busy week this week but I am going to try to load something more organized and get some chrono readings.
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  7. phinfan

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    I couldn't get anymore jealous.
    I have been looking for one of these rifles for over 15 years. And you are correct, the CM is the rarest of the model 800 series.
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  8. don3

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    nice looking and nice shooter!
  9. saleen322

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    Thanks Don. I really like these older Mossberg 800s and 810s.

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