Starting my 98 build

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Shawn.54, Apr 24, 2017.

  1. Shawn.54

    Shawn.54 AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2016
    Messages:
    666
    Video/Photo:
    5
    Likes Received:
    579
    Location:
    USA western pa
    Member of:
    NRA
    I found that information and was ready to come back and report but phone died if it can handle the 375 H&H it should handle the 404 Jeffery. It would require opening bolt face and extractor slightly. I’m thinking maybe the magazine would need some work but not a whole lot. In my standard 98 I had to widen the magazine.06 on each side if I did it again I would probably copy the original Jeffery trick of using the wood of the stock to make sides of magazine.
    Shawn
     
    Shootist43 likes this.

  2. Bos Javanicus

    Bos Javanicus AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    72
    Video/Photo:
    2
    Likes Received:
    90
    Location:
    Perth, Western Australia
    Hunted:
    Australia, New Zealand
    Hoss,
    Yes mate it can handle the .404 easily. I made one on a 602 over 10 years ago and it's still going strong. Other than the bolt face everything else stayed the same.
    My preference would be a standard length 98 modified to fit the .404 though.
     
    Hoss Delgado likes this.

  3. Hoss Delgado

    Hoss Delgado AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    May 5, 2019
    Messages:
    869
    Video/Photo:
    15
    Likes Received:
    489
    Bos , here is my concept of a dream gun . I dream someday of having a rifle built in the caliber 11.2 × 72 mm Schuler . It's an old German .440 Caliber with a rebated rim which used a 401 grain bullet . I will use 401 grain woodleigh bullets and turned down .404 Jeffery Brass cases and want the gun built on a BRNO ZKK-602 action. Is a BRNO ZKK - 602 action appropriate for the 11.2 Schuler ?
     

  4. Bos Javanicus

    Bos Javanicus AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    72
    Video/Photo:
    2
    Likes Received:
    90
    Location:
    Perth, Western Australia
    Hunted:
    Australia, New Zealand
    Hoss,
    I like how people keep these sort of almost obscure calibers alive. The 602 will be just fine, it might be a bit tricky to get it to feed being a rebated rim and all.
     
    Hoss Delgado likes this.

  5. Bos Javanicus

    Bos Javanicus AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    72
    Video/Photo:
    2
    Likes Received:
    90
    Location:
    Perth, Western Australia
    Hunted:
    Australia, New Zealand
    Sorry for hijacking your thread there Shawn
     

  6. Hoss Delgado

    Hoss Delgado AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    May 5, 2019
    Messages:
    869
    Video/Photo:
    15
    Likes Received:
    489
    Tricky, but guaranteed possible , right ? :)
     

  7. Bos Javanicus

    Bos Javanicus AH Senior Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2016
    Messages:
    72
    Video/Photo:
    2
    Likes Received:
    90
    Location:
    Perth, Western Australia
    Hunted:
    Australia, New Zealand
    Getting it to feed and extract may be a mission even for a very good gunsmith. The bolt head is also to big and would need welding up, machining and then hardening again. The standard 602 extractor may also be too big for the rebated rim. It might be easier to stick with the original design parameters and use a standard length 98 and make the mods others have made to get the likes of .404's and .416's to feed.
     
    Hoss Delgado likes this.

  8. Hoss Delgado

    Hoss Delgado AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    May 5, 2019
    Messages:
    869
    Video/Photo:
    15
    Likes Received:
    489
    Whoa ! I didn't see that coming. I'm probably better off finding a vintage rifle in that caliber :(
     

  9. Aaron Nietfeld

    Aaron Nietfeld AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2014
    Messages:
    532
    Video/Photo:
    7
    Likes Received:
    490
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Hunted:
    Canada, South Africa
    Hey Shawn,

    I hope things are going well for you.
    One question I have, is how did you ensure your front sight was perfectly at 12 o'clock?
     

  10. Shawn.54

    Shawn.54 AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Jul 25, 2016
    Messages:
    666
    Video/Photo:
    5
    Likes Received:
    579
    Location:
    USA western pa
    Member of:
    NRA
    I clamped the action to a level table and made a level that clamped to sight to get it level.
    Shawn
     

  11. Aaron Nietfeld

    Aaron Nietfeld AH Fanatic

    Joined:
    Nov 18, 2014
    Messages:
    532
    Video/Photo:
    7
    Likes Received:
    490
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
    Hunted:
    Canada, South Africa
    That is far too straight forward!
     

Share This Page

 
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice