Originally Posted by midwesthunter
I have no knowlege of these rifle or actions. But I have the opertunity to buy a couple enfield 30-06 rifle, and 98 mauser actions with new timney trigers. There are 4 enfields, they are winchester,rem, and the other cheaper one. They function great just beat up stocks, some have been sporterised? I can get them for next to nothing. So question is are they worth the hasle? can you build anything decent off the mauser actions? Could I rechamber the enfields to a diffrent call for say a brush rifle close range?
I don't know much about building on an Enfield action but if the calibers are held to something
similar and not loaded they should be fine.
As to the Mauser action , they make great actions to build a custom rifle
and look good if
re-blued. I would not recomend building any of the big Magnums on ether action even though
they would probably be ok depending on the year they were built (Some actions built during
the late war years were not proof tested and could be dangerous).
Try to stay with the same case head dia. for bolt lug loading and with 47,000 Psi to 50,000
Psi loads for safety. I know this all sounds conservative but it is better to error on the side
J E CUSTOM