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    Now all I need is to find a military 98 action for cheap. Make up a 9.362 Mauser. Not too crazy about the 14.2" twist but, that's still workable. With my 20" CZ 550 I was getting 2600 fps max with the 250 gr X bullet.
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    What is the price to have a shot-out tube bored, rerifled, and rechambered ? Since you're not married to 8mm, why not have it replaced with a new barrel in .30-'06. I would imagine the old barrel is coming off anyhow. You can get a new Shilen barrel for <$200 from Midwayusa, the rest is labor you are paying for anyhow. The '06 cartridges feed properly without modification to the bottom metal. While its apart your gunsmith can true the receiver and bolt lugs, which takes only about 2 hours of his time, and return it to you a condition that will exceed the accuracy ever imagined by its original makers. Plus you'll have a rifle chambered in a caliber which can take any game in North America, and in a caliber you can find in any K-Mart anywhere in the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mpkunz View Post
    What is the price to have a shot-out tube bored, rerifled, and rechambered ? Since you're not married to 8mm, why not have it replaced with a new barrel in .30-'06. I would imagine the old barrel is coming off anyhow. You can get a new Shilen barrel for <$200 from Midwayusa, the rest is labor you are paying for anyhow. The '06 cartridges feed properly without modification to the bottom metal. While its apart your gunsmith can true the receiver and bolt lugs, which takes only about 2 hours of his time, and return it to you a condition that will exceed the accuracy ever imagined by its original makers. Plus you'll have a rifle chambered in a caliber which can take any game in North America, and in a caliber you can find in any K-Mart anywhere in the country.
    Careful, your thinking common sense and the thought process with thinking out loud can get murky when asking what caliber to rebarrel to!
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    If he wants something smaller than the 8 mm . He should go with the 270. It also works good and handily kills all N.A. game . And can be found at any big box store.
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    But really the 35 Whelan is better than either of them for big game hunting.
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    9,3 x 57

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    Can't argue with the 9.357.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Trigger Finger View Post
    Can't argue with the 9.357.
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    "Oh yeah? Well, this here is 'MERICA, and the 9.3 x 62 is FIVE BIGGER"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ballistics in Scotland View Post
    It is a great pity that Brownells, and so far as I know other suppliers, no longer stock long chambered barrels, for which the Mauser 98 almost uniquely suitable. The 98 barrel tightens up not on the front of the action (though good gunsmiths usually try for contact there too), but on the internal stop-ring. With a short chambered barrel you just fit it and deepen the chamber with a chamber reamer. But with the long chambered one, you just remove metal from the rear surface of the barrel until the headspace becomes correct. With care you could do it with a file.

    Maybe they were discontinued because intellectually gifted persons fitted them just as they came, and got grossly excessive headspace. Not that that should be very dangerous as bad chambering jobs go, as long as the extractor held the head against the bolt face. But maybe they forgot to recess the rear of the barrel for it, and broke off the hook. Or saw on Youtube that you can check headspace most accurately if you remove the extractor... Never underestimate the creativity of the human spirit.
    So, I'll put it in the lathe, and hold the file to the shoulder 'til it fits.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by aephilli822 View Post


    yes, I can. watch me.

    "Oh yeah? Well, this here is 'MERICA, and the 9.3 x 62 is FIVE BIGGER"
    . Ya, bigger and faster. As long as it fits. The 62 is pretty great. I very much regret selling mine. I think I may need to get another one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aephilli822 View Post
    So, I'll put it in the lathe, and hold the file to the shoulder 'til it fits.....
    Re-read post #30 and post #40 about the back end of the long chambered barrel- we aren't yanking your chain my friend. It's really quite simple. Best, Thomas.

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    LAGS,

    The usual "turn-around" at JES is TWO WEEKS, his work is reasonable in price & his craftsmanship is FAULTLESS.
    (My treasured Model 760 was rebored from .30-06 to 9.3x62 & it's GREAT.)

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    How many grooves is your 9.3 ?
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    Cold Trigger Finger,

    FOUR, if I remember correctly.
    (I'm NOT where the rifle presently is.)

    yours, tex

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    Quote Originally Posted by Texas by God View Post
    Re-read post #30 and post #40 about the back end of the long chambered barrel- we aren't yanking your chain my friend. It's really quite simple. Best, Thomas.
    Thanks, I get it. I was just making a lame joke about my skill level and misuse of tools. (I gotta big 'ole lathe [12 1/2 x 36 Cincinnati] and very little experience)
    the good news is, I have a couple Turk Mausers to practice on before I ruin my VZ 24
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    Quote Originally Posted by texasnative46 View Post
    Cold Trigger Finger,

    FOUR, if I remember correctly.
    (I'm NOT where the rifle presently is.)

    yours, tex
    Ok. Some guys had problems with their 3 groove 358 rebores.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aephilli822 View Post
    Thanks, I get it. I was just making a lame joke about my skill level and misuse of tools. (I gotta big 'ole lathe [12 1/2 x 36 Cincinnati] and very little experience)
    the good news is, I have a couple Turk Mausers to practice on before I ruin my VZ 24
    Adams and Bennet barrels.
    Super affordable and good to practice with.
    I can pick up a 1032" ( I think) Jet lathe. But, I'm not sure I'm smart enough to thread a barrel . Still have too much other stuff to think over. ;-(.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Trigger Finger View Post
    Ok. Some guys had problems with their 3 groove 358 rebores.
    I will report here if I ever do. So far nothing but bliss. Best, Thomas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Trigger Finger View Post
    Adams and Bennet barrels.
    Super affordable and good to practice with.
    I can pick up a 1032" ( I think) Jet lathe. But, I'm not sure I'm smart enough to thread a barrel . Still have too much other stuff to think over. ;-(.
    Then you are a lot more man than me. I would have to use a hoist or fork lift to pick up one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ulav8r View Post
    Then you are a lot more man than me. I would have to use a hoist or fork lift to pick up one.
    beat me to it....

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