Shot the Gew98 this past weekend. At 100 yards, got all my shots inside the paper with iron sights. The target is the one about the size of a dinner plate, don't recall what its referred to. About 50% inside the black. I'm a relatively new target shooter. I don't know if one would call it a nail driver or not.
The rifle is a LOT more accurate than my Dad's K98K RC. Possibly the 6" of extra barrel helps somewhat.
Had a LOT of fail to fires, so I'm thinking that perhaps the firing pin spring may be weak. It did okay on the Romanian laquer ammo, but did not on the Yugo surplus.
If I participate in the CMP Vintage Rifle Competitions, this will be the rifle I use.
All in all, very pleased with my purchase of this nice rifle.