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Building a "cheap" 6mm-06 Ackley out of a M-98 Mauser

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Unread 11-15-2005, 06:31 PM
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Re: Building a \"cheap\" 6mm-06 Ackley out of a M-98 Mauser

There is no shortage of discussion on this product. Personally, I am not a fan. The odds of moving the throat forward is high in my opinion and the odds of lapping the full length of the barrel is low.

There is only one way to find out for yourself.

Let us know how it works for you.

If it doesn't work as desired, you still have the grits to hand polish with. Just use the rougher grits sparingly and work quickly to the bore polish or 600 to 1000grit abrasives.

Remember, all you are trying to do is polish the rough stuff ON TOP or EDGES of the lands. There is nothing you can do for the machine marks under the surface.

Also, don't get hung up on the copper that might accumulate. Only the accuracy matters...

I believe that the brass used for firelapping should not be used regularly due to the imbedding of grit in the necks. I am sure that this can be cleaned out, but just another chore.

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Unread 11-15-2005, 09:38 PM
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Re: Building a \"cheap\" 6mm-06 Ackley out of a M-98 Mauser

I first tried the Neco process back when I owned a Rem 700 Sendero in .300 Win Mag. Try as I might, I could not keep that particular barrel from copper fouling VERY QUICKLY, causing accuracy to decrease. I ordered the kit, and followed the directions and the Sendero went from a 3/4moa gun, to less than a 1/2moa gun and fouling was greatly reduced. I did slightly alter from the directions just a bit---I didn't use the #220 course grit, only the #400, #800, and #1200 grit. The throat did not move forward appreciably at all, and I measured before and after using a Stoney Point Chamber All to check it out. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img] The one thing that Neco did warn in the instructions is NOT to use LEAD bullets. They noted that the lead bullets tended to be more prone to move the throat forward.

With all that said, I plan on lightly knocking down the burrs with the fire lap and then tossing the brass used in that altogether (I did toss the lapping brass from the 300 Win as well). Thanks for the heads up on that, even though I knew that already---I just didn't specify that above. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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