• Manufacturer: Mauser
  • Model: 86-SR
  • Caliber: 7.62x51mm NATO (.308 Win)
    .300 Win.
  • Magazine: 9 round double row box magazine
  • Stock: Fully adjustable, thumb-hole, Ventilated target style wood stock.
  • Weight: 10.8 lbs (4.9kg)
  • Overall Length: 47.7" (1210mm)

The Mauser 86SR is an upgraded Mauser SP66. It features a new bolt, and a different stock which is ventilated to help dissipate heat from the barrel. The 86SR also features a detachable box magazine, a useful feature for both Law Enforcement (Change from high penetration to low penetration rounds quickly) and military (Rapid reloads). The rifle is a little longer, and a little less weight then the SP66. But the accuracy is no less and it contains more modern day parts.


peter muellich

I have had that rifle and it is sadly overrated. At 450 – 550 yards, it has 1 meter
deviation to the left… and on 800 meters the radius of impact is around
20 centimeters under the best possible conditions… when again being able
to compensate the deviation of 1 meter going left… being 3 or more meters
on that huge distances. I have spent back in that times more than 9.000 DM
which were around 8.000 US $. At a competition the SR 86 made me look
so bad that I could not help myself anymore than to sell it. I had the right
ammo, handloads, tried new rifle scope… nothing worked on the gun.
Ammo I tried in 308 Winchester : Norma 168 Moly ; Lapua 155 grains ;
Federal Gold Medal 168 ; Lapua 175 grains ; Federal Gold Medal 175
grains, Sierra 190 grains… nothing worked well above 300 meters.
On 300 Meters it was perfectly but everything above one could forget.
The twist was 1:12 and all bullets I tried deviated too much. For such
a high price this is unacceptable. Today Mauser and Zeiss only live from
their past reputation. And I am not against those companies… in the
opposite. It´s sad that a rifle with that possibilities was ruined to through
low craftsmanship. Of course most shooters with such highly expensive
rifles won´t confirm any critics or bad function… but I do. I got a Savage
Law Enforcement rifle in 308 and had some minor problems but all were
solvable by a gunsmith. Now I won a 1.000 yards championship and made
the 1st place.

Peter Barker

Where do you think the problem was. The barrel or just low craftsmanship? I wonder if the 300 Win Mag is any better


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