257 Wby on a Springfield 1903 action ?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by kappajoe, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. kappajoe

    kappajoe Well-Known Member

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    Can you build a 257 Wby on a 1903A action....?

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  2. specweldtom

    specweldtom Well-Known Member

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    kj, I haven't done it on a Springfield, but did one on a 98 Mauser. Had to open the bolt face, rework the extractor, and tune the rails to feed the .257 Wby. The mag well is long enough and I used the bullet follower as is. It might help to take some of the rib off the follower, but I didn't try it. Should be a good combination!. I used a factory dimension reamer.

    Good luck, Tom