Hey guys, i've looked through the previous posts regarding caliber conversions for the M95 and have a question or two.
For those that have converted to 7.62x54, is the increase in operating pressure a worry? I can find no evidence of a M95 blowing up, but I am aware that the 8x56R lives at pressures much less than the russian cartridge. If one were to exclusively reload for this converted rifle, that'd be fine, but what about when your decendents inherit the rifle, they pick up some surplus ammo to run through it.... recipe for disaster?
for the 30-40 crowd, has anyone used a take-off barrel from a Rem 700 or a Win 70? I know the 03-A3 has enough meat, but they're kinda hard to find, and the Enfield 14/17 also have enough meat. but would a barrel blank be a better choice, shank size wise? i don't want to get the barrel too thin over the throat of the cartridge.
is either of these rounds a better match for the M95? i've tried a dummy 30-40 in the bolt, and it seems fit ok, not too sloppy. is the 7.62 tight at all? i know the rim diameter is a bit larger...
Thanks for any help you can provide. I've played around a lot with mausers and standard cartridges ('06, 6mm, .35 whelen, etc.) but am excited about this little rifle!