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Posted: 9/18/2005 7:08:53 PM EDT
I have five turk mauser rifles and only one of them has a good bore. So I've been thinking about re-barreling four of them to something other than 8mm mauser or .308 win. (I already have bolt-actions in each). I've got two GEW98 turk re-works and two "K Kale's"(large ring but has a barrel shank threaded to the "small ring standard".

I'll be useing them for target shooting and maybe some whitetail deer hunting.

So what other "off the shelf" calibers should I look at?
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:14:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 7:15:00 PM EDT by Fat_McNasty]
.375 H&H!!!
.300 win mag
.35-300 win mag
take 2 and make a .460 Wby mag!

Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:14:13 PM EDT
22-250 maybe
25-06
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:15:25 PM EDT
Wouldn't a .22-250 require welding up the bolt face?

.25-06 is a good choice.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:16:52 PM EDT
6mm-284

It screams.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:17:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Yankee1911:
Wouldn't a .22-250 require welding up the bolt face?


Yep...
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:18:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Fat_McNasty:

Originally Posted By Yankee1911:
Wouldn't a .22-250 require welding up the bolt face?


Yep...




I was just spoutin calibers out my ass.......do a 50
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:34:41 PM EDT
I also have a Turk Mauser I was oging to redo so I am interested in calibers as well. I was actually thinking along the lines of 30-06 myself, but always interested in if I cna make it a bigger thumber (I love 375 H&H as a caliber, woudl the action hold up to that?)
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:42:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 7:49:23 PM EDT by Fat_McNasty]

Originally Posted By TacticalPenguin:
I also have a Turk Mauser I was oging to redo so I am interested in calibers as well. I was actually thinking along the lines of 30-06 myself, but always interested in if I cna make it a bigger thumber (I love 375 H&H as a caliber, woudl the action hold up to that?)



Yup, But there is a lot of opening up the action to make the .375 H&H fit. A better route to go is the .35-300 Win mag. Or a .35 Whelen.

ETA... A .458 win mag will would be close!
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:47:10 PM EDT
I already have a .35 whelen.


How does the action have to be opened up, I am not sure how strong a turk action is to begin with. I am not certian but I think they took German actions and polished the steel down so they coudl put their markings on it.

I would rather stay away from wildcat cartridges, 25-06 maybe, but what would I use the damn thing for? I won't hunt with less than a 30 cal, and I use leverguns almost entirely for hunting with a Garand for nice longer shots
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:51:58 PM EDT
i think sarco still has new small ring swede 1896 barrels for around $80. these are great barrels and the 6.5x55 is a great rifle round. you might just find that they shoot well with handloads as they are now.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:53:13 PM EDT
The mag has to be opened up (lengthened). Feedramp shortened. And the action needs to be Rockwell checked. Not a job for the at home dyi guy.
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 7:56:18 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/18/2005 7:58:23 PM EDT by DnPRK]
243 Winchester
260 Remington
7mm-08
308 Winchester Ackley Improved
338-308 Winchester Ackley Improved

All should feed through the magazine
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 10:08:52 PM EDT
Cautious guy that I am, I’d probably avoid some of the hotter commercial rounds in these old actions (though admittedly a military 8X57 round is pretty hot itself).

Being also a bit lazy, I’d avoid anything that required much action work.

Thus, my choices would be either 6.5X55 or 7X57. I’d think either would be a real easy conversion.

That said, something like a .260 Remington or a 7MM-08 would be also tempting (and I’d think wouldn’t require much beyond maybe blocking off the mag well).
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 10:16:11 PM EDT
Anything bigger than 7.92x57JS (aka 8 Mauser) is not a good idea with a turk gun...

K98K, VZ24 or a Yugo... maybe...

But the Turk guns are mainly earlier production, and 8mm is enough of a bear for 'em as it is...
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 10:20:53 PM EDT
I think I will do the 375 if the reciever shows as ahrd enough....


I cannot get a barrel out of the US so I will ahve to have one made anyways. Might as well ahve them do the action work and fill in the stupid turk markings
Link Posted: 9/18/2005 10:21:03 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Yankee1911:
Wouldn't a .22-250 require welding up the bolt face?

NO! 22-250 has the same .473 inch head size as 30-06

Consider 257 Roberts or 7mm Mauser

Don in Ohio
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