Originally Posted by ldhuber
I have a long range Mauser 98 (military) in 7x57. I'm going with this action for my first custom rifle. (Have a pair of Savages, but those don't count). Is 7mm Mag a little big for a 100yr old action? should i go with a .308 instead?
If it were me, I'd make it a custom 7x57, but that's just me. The action, if properly treated by the smith, will take the 7mmRM. If it's a 7x57 now, then you got a long action, and making it a short action cartridge like a .308 will sort of be a waste in my opinion. How about a 30-06? I have one of those built on a mauser action. Very nice. Anyway, you can go most any way you want. The mag size may limit you somewhat.