Mauser M18 Rifle Wins Gray’s Best Award

Mauser M18 Bolt Action Rifle
Mauser M18 Bolt Action Rifle

San Antonio, Texas – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Mauser M18 bolt action rifle has won the prestigious Gray’s Sporting Journal Best award for best rifle.

Each year the editors of Gray’s Sporting Journal test new products to determine which truly stand out as the best in their category. They “select gear that not only makes good first impressions, but also satisfies after repeated use.” Gray’s Best winners, according to the editors, “deliver on the claims of their makers but also have an extra attribute, an extra something that triggers a tenor of feel, remembrance, or aesthetic and can be defined only as…satisfying.”

The following are excerpts from the Gray’s Sporting Journal 2019 Expeditions and Guides Annual:

“There are three key things to look at when assessing a new rifle: Ergonomics, price, and accuracy. Mauser’s new M18 scores very high on accuracy, its ergonomic qualities are excellent, and its price is almost unbelievable. The M18 bolt action follows in the tradition of the Mauser 98, but with such modern features as a three-lug, low-lift bolt and a trigger-block safety. The latter, however, is three-position, meaning you can unload the chamber without moving the safety to “fire” and have a third position where the trigger is blocked and the bolt is locked closed. The M18 has a retail price of just $699.“

“Out of the box, this is one of the most accurate rifles I have ever encountered, and it has an absolutely superb trigger. Other innovative features include: A detachable recoil pad, which allows storage of small items like a pull-through; a detachable polymer box magazine that outwardly resembles the traditional Mauser; a trigger guard that is integral with the stock, eliminating the need for a floorplate; soft rubber inserts in the polymer stock to give a firm, comfortable grip. Because of the price, Mauser styles the M18 the “People’s Rifle.” Considering its low price and high quality, it could be termed “Everyman’s Rifle.”

Terry Wieland, Shooting Editor

“We are honored to receive this prestigious award from Gray’s Sporting Journal and appreciate their recognition of Mauser’s efforts to make an exceptional rifle for the money,” said Christian Socher, CEO of Blaser USA. “The goal was to make this ‘The People’s Rifle’, and it has been embraced by hunters throughout the world who want a rugged, reliable, and accurate rifle at a great price.”

For more information, visit: www.mauser-usa.com or contact Blaser USA via email at [email protected]


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Blaser USA Inc. is the official US importer for iconic German firearms brands Blaser, Mauser and J.P. Sauer, and English gunmaker John Rigby & Co. Established in 2007, the company which is based in San Antonio, Texas works with over 200 authorized Blaser dealers across all North American states, with this figure continually growing. Today Blaser USA’s industry-leading product portfolio includes bolt-action, combination rifles and over-and-under shotguns designed specifically for game hunters and competitive target shooters. Its custom shop offers exclusive engravings, design work and custom finishing for bespoke guns. With recent innovations, Blaser has gone on to expand its product portfolio into cutting edge optics and accessory lines. For more information about the company and product lines, visit: www.blaser-usa.com.

  • 6 thoughts on “Mauser M18 Rifle Wins Gray’s Best Award

    1. Today Mausers are not made by the famous Mauser Firm in Oberndorf. The name Mauser is sold to the L&O Holding,
      owners of Blaser, Sauer, Mauser and John Rigby& Co. The rifles (exept J.Rigby) are all produced in Insny, in the same factory. Don`t really expect original Mauser quality.

    2. It’s ugly and looks cheap. Paul Mauser is rolling in his grave! People simply have no taste, plastic trigger guard with visible mold marks?! For not even $100 more you can get a brand new Browning Xbolt with vastly superior fit , finish and nicer walnut stock (go ahead, check behind me on Gunbroker). It will shoot at least as accurate and have better resale. If you can’t afford quality, simply don’t buy anything until you can! I don’t know what everyone sees in this new breed of econo junk guns (and I don’t want to). You guys are being hustled by marketing teams convincing you that pride of ownership and quality are irrelevant. The only good news is that these hideous plastic guns with cheap finishes (savage, ruger american, M18, etc) are collecting dust at all the LGS in my town, thank god.

    3. As usual……… No frigging price/prices listed, it’s just a few more key strokes ! Give the price instead of another place we have to go to see it.
      A Mauser has always been a GREAT weapon. The father/mother of the modern bolt action.

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