Originally Posted by EddieHarren
Capn C, I wasn't trying to be a smart ass but the part about," a reamer that could be turned in the chamber, while the bolt is closed", kinda threw me. If you are talking about a "Pull through" reamer, the bolt will not be closed.
Yeah, I short cut what the ad in the Midway catolog said...you turn the reamer until the bolt closes. Then it should have the proper head space.
I looked at the cost and it would be more to "do-it-yur-self" than to pay someone buy the time you bought everything you needed. I just though it would be cool to do all the work myself.
I mentioned in my first post that the action would a military mauser (but not that it would be a M-48). I'm not really looking for it to shoot bug holes, but if it did that would be ok too.
I bought serval old mausers when they were cheap and I'm down to the last one. I started to leave it 8mm and use it as a hog gun, but how many hogs guns do you need???
I guess I'm just looking to build one more gun for the kids to fight over after I'm gone (only 48 right now...might be a while).