largest case to fit in a LA

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by blygy, Dec 2, 2006.

  1. blygy

    blygy Well-Known Member

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    I'm looking to rebarrel my 22-250 parker hale M98 to a 25 caliber. The question is now which one.. I was thinking 257 weatherby but then got to looking at a 25-300win mag.

    is there another wildcat that fits in a standard long action. I'm looking for a 257 to shoot Richard's heavy Wildcat bullets.

    thanx

    Bill
     
  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    If your looking for a hot 25 without alot of work to the reciever the 25-300Win is a good one.
    I've never personaly delt with a M-98 but I have heard of guys building 300Wby on them so if you needed mor HP you could try the 25-300Wby unless the action could handel one of Kirby's big Allen Mags
     

  3. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    Being a controlled feed action i would stay with the .257 wby or the 25-300mag. Any larger case will cause feeding problems. I like the 25-300mag better due to better brass.

    Dave
     
  4. blygy

    blygy Well-Known Member

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    The better brass and easy resizing of it is a serious consideration and one of the reasons I decided to start looking @ the 25-300 win mag.

    Thanks for the replies

    Bill
     
  5. Centre Punch

    Centre Punch Well-Known Member

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    Blygy,
    How about 25-06 Ackley or 25-284, one of which i am going to build when i have finished my 22-250AI.
    Dont forget 257 STW.

    Ian.
     
  6. screech

    screech Well-Known Member

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    i would of looked at the 257stw. they're might be problems with feeding or something though. i personally dont know much about that round but i've heard that stw is a screamer.
     
  7. blygy

    blygy Well-Known Member

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    STWs require the 375 length action..
     
  8. Black Diamond 408

    Black Diamond 408 Well-Known Member

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    H&H cases will work in a 98 action, you need an extended magazine box. Since the action is 22-250 the bolt face and rails will have to be opened up to accept any magnum casing.

    If you don't want to do the extra machining go with the 25-06AI.

    Dave