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jordanka16

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I'm curious, why rechamber it? Isn't 8mm a pretty powerful and still plentiful round?
I want a new barrel anyway, for a variety of reasons, and I already load for .308 and have a bunch of ammo.

Like someone else said if I rechamber I'd want a caliber with a good variety of bullet weights and designs, since I plan to shoot high velocity and also heavy subsonic loads through a suppressor.
 
I'm curious, why rechamber it? Isn't 8mm a pretty powerful and still plentiful round?

I want a new barrel anyway, for a variety of reasons, and I already load for .308 and have a bunch of ammo.

Like someone else said if I rechamber I'd want a caliber with a good variety of bullet weights and designs, since I plan to shoot high velocity and also heavy subsonic loads through a suppressor.
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I got an essentially free Mauser 98 recently. It's already heavily sporterized unfortunately, but it presents a good opportunity for a project.

I was thinking a scout rifle, having it rebarreled for .308, put it in an ultralight stock and put a LPV scout scope on it so I could still use stripper clips.

Thoughts? Other ideas? Anyone had something like this done and know a ballpark cost so I can plan for it?
Is it a k98 or some sort of Czech variant?
 
I got an essentially free Mauser 98 recently. It's already heavily sporterized unfortunately, but it presents a good opportunity for a project.

I was thinking a scout rifle, having it rebarreled for .308, put it in an ultralight stock and put a LPV scout scope on it so I could still use stripper clips.

Thoughts? Other ideas? Anyone had something like this done and know a ballpark cost so I can plan for it?
You have a long action, .308 is a short action cartridge.
I'd do a standard length cartridge like .280 Rem, .280 Ackley, 6.5x55 Swede, 270 Win
 

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If you like .308, I say go for it. After a decent amout of sporterization, I feel you can treat the rifle as a barreled action and create what you want, how you want it (on an excellent quality Mauser reciever!)
 

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Why not return it to its original (ish) condition? Hunt up the surplus parts and fill the screw holes?

It will never be perfect but, likely more enjoyable and a cheaper project.

I took a bastardized No. 4 Enfield and turned it into a No. 5 Jungle Carbine in .45 acp that came out cool.

Same company has a 98 Mauser to 45 acp conversion kit.

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jordanka16

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Why not return it to its original (ish) condition? Hunt up the surplus parts and fill the screw holes?

It will never be perfect but, likely more enjoyable and a cheaper project.

I took a bastardized No. 4 Enfield and turned it into a No. 5 Jungle Carbine in .45 acp that came out cool.

Same company has a 98 Mauser to 45 acp conversion kit.

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I did think about that for sure, and I haven't ruled it out.

It would be especially cool if I could get it in like .44 or .357 magnum.
 

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Two of my sporterized Mauser 98s are in 30-06. They were purchased that way. So don't blame me.

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Yes, modifications to the magazine were needed to reliably house 5 cartridges and have them feeding from the magazine. BUT......that being said, the mods were easy enough.

NO, I don't use the stripper clips with these. Though I guess with a little more modification it could be "fixed".

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Aloha, Mark

PS......
 
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Just know that you could buy a complete rifle for less than building a custom off your action! But that has not stopped me before. One of my first was a K 98 rebarreled to 30-06, with a wild Red White and Blue laminated stock! It was just the thing in 1976! The stock was from a Herter Catalog, it had a low swing safety installed, and D&Ted for a scope mount. With a barrel, safety, stock, and scope mount you will be in it around $1000. Just know that before you start. DR
Sorry I meant to say "Scope Mount". A scope would easily take the project over 1000! DR
 
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