Sako L61R A 5 project need cartridge limits. currently .375 Epstein

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  1. eric nelson

    eric nelson Member

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    I purchased a never fired in the white Sako L 61 R A 5 Chambered in 375 Epstein. I would like to know if rechambering to a Ruger 375 is possible
     
  2. sable tireur

    sable tireur Well-Known Member

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    .375 Ruger
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    Here are the dimensions you need to make that decision.
     
  3. eric nelson

    eric nelson Member

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    Thanks I had the Epstein #’s but not the Ruger. It appears as though the bolt face won’t work? Any suggestions here?
     
  4. sable tireur

    sable tireur Well-Known Member

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    The Epstein is made from a standard belted magnum case which has a rim diameter of 0.532 as per the drawing. The '3' appears distorted, leading you to think it is a different number.

    Both use the standard 0.532 bolt face dimension.