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Unread 08-03-2006, 02:08 PM
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mauser

what is the largest round one could put on a mauser 98 if used as a single shot how do they compare to other actions for strength thanks guys
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    fist of all the 98 mauser is a fine action for a sporing rifle.pretty strong.i have seen 1000 yard benchrest rifles that use these actions in many different calibers.but........these actions were mass produced by a lot of manufacturers during wartime.the best ones to my knowledge have BRNO on the large ring.these actions are heat treated properly.some of the others were made elseware and are not of the same quality.these actions are "sloppy" as far as the bolt locking up and thus not keeping the bolt face square with the chamber.most of these actions are "military surplus".they can be worked on and gotten into decent shape by a gunsmith.a mauser also has a "claw"extractor.they were designed to pick up a round from the magazine,and not to be used as a single shot.a gunsmith may be able to help out here too,those 1000 yard rifles wearing a mauser are single shots.please dont take the info i'm giving you as "you got junk"its quite a fine piece of engineering/still used today.i'm by no means an expert,just letting you know what i know.i have a 98 mauser in 30-06,love it for pa whitetails in woods.wouldnt trade it for a thing.jason
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    Re: mauser

    the one i have is brno vz 24 made in 1938
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    The mauser is easily converted to single shot with a "benchrest follower" (thank Roy in Idaho). It costs $19.95 and just slips in from the bottom on top of the regular follower.

    I am running cartridges measuring 3.409 using it as single shot.

    A quality smith can square up the receiver and the bolt face and the lugs and it will shoot really well if the barrel and chamber are up to it.

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    You will need a quality trigger.
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    A 416 Rigby can be built on a 98 Mauser Action as a repeater.
    John Ribgy & Company built manny this way. Harry Shelby once uesd one as his main rifle when he Guided Robert Rourk on Safari......
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    I had one that was a .375JRS very strong action! [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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    Re: mauser

    how about long range stuff
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