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5/28/2020 10:18:12 PM
Posted: 12/30/2002 4:01:56 PM EDT
  I'm thinking about rebarelling a 98 Mauser for 450 Marlin.  What size is the case head.  Is it the same as a 338 win mag????  I have a bolt that would fit that.  
Link Posted: 12/30/2002 7:51:05 PM EDT
John -

Indeed the bolt face of your 338 Win Mag should work, the 450 Marlin - according to my data - has the standard magnum rim size.  That said, if you are rebarreling a 338 Win Mag action, why not go with the 458 Win Mag, or else the 458x2" American?

Link Posted: 12/30/2002 9:11:52 PM EDT
Yup, if you are going ot want a big bore then make it worht your while. I have no problems with a 450(except its  a bastard child of the 45-70) but why not go all the way and get something that really puts the hammer down?
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