Both are military, but the Yugo is a little shorter.
I’ve seen rifles here and elsewhere with Mauser actions chambered for much larger rounds than the 8mm Mauser
CoElkHunterWell, I was wondering what larger bore cartridge I could fit into this .30-06 action. It appears a 9.3x62 length would work and the case rim diameters are close? If I went with one of the WM family of cartridges, the case length would work but then I’m thinking that the bolt face would have to be opened up to accommodate a .532 rim diameter vs. a .473 diameter? But then I was looking online at the cost of a barrel in a different caliber, plus gunsmithing work, so maybe it’s not cost effective?
I went and looked at it today. It’s in really good shape, but has a blind magazine (no bottom metal)? And the “wing” style safety won’t work unless you used an extremely high set of bases?CoElkHunter
Easy, just run a 300 win mag reamer into it and open the bolt face.
Option 2 a 275 Rigby stalking rife copy .
Cheers mate Bob
CoElkHunterI went and looked at it today. It’s in really good shape, but has a blind magazine (no bottom metal)? And the “wing” style safety won’t work unless you used an extremely high set of bases?
you are a funny man.
I am tooled up with custom dies for a custom chamber.
not about to throw that expense away when I have a 7mm stw as well.
I think I will rebarrel to something like 340 wby.
I have a couple of hundred 8mm rem cases here and might just get a reamer for 8mm rem mag necked straight up to 338.
this in the hope of getting more point blank range than the 9.3x64 out in the sandhill gountry on camels.
250 gn swift or barnes should in theory suit the job.
woodleighs might not stand the velocities.
the stw for specialized use has to be seen to be believed.
the trajectory for the killing power requires getting used to.
zero for 300 and aim dead on to 350.