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#1 mikeh3

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 07:52 PM

I have everything I need to build a 22-250 using a 98 Mauser action but seems like I read awhile back that they may be problems with the magazine. If so what do I do about that and will I have other problems with the 22-250 round?


#2 724wd

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Posted 19 April 2008 - 10:05 PM

yes, there MAY be problems with the round not wanting to feed 100% correctly. can you load some dummy rounds and give it a try? then you'll know...

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 10:42 AM

I took a barreling class with the NRA schools and made a .243 win. using a 98 mauser action. It did not feed worth a tinkers damn. So the teacher showed me how to make a spacer and it worked well for me.

This is a photo I have showing a spacer like the one I made, the rifle is chambered for 7.62X39 but you get the idea........

Good luck with your rifle............burgie.

Oh by the way the guys gave me a bunch of crap about wasting a good 98 mauser on a short 243 win. but I ignored them and the rifle shoots and works just fine......




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Posted 21 April 2008 - 10:56 AM

I built mine using a bench rest single shot follower from Sporter Express. I do not like running my ammo thru the magazine anyways. You only need one shot with an accurate 22-250. I use the 52 gr. A-Max in my 1in14 twist Remington barrel, and it is THE combo in this Mauser.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 01:06 PM

Can it be done? Yes. Is it easy? Maybe. Depends on how the stars line up, how you hold your bottom lip when doing the work, and what incantation you utter.

A single shot is always the fall back if you simply cannot get it to feed and do not want to resort to a gunsmith.

There are two approaches to blocking the magazine. First is at the rear as was shown. Interarms did this.

Second is to block at the front. The Chileans did this. They made a new feed ramp of sorts because I figure it was easier than dealing with the feedrails.

In a .308 length round blocking of the magazine is nice but not necessary. Really, all it does is keeps the rounds from sliding back and forth. My vz24 in .308 has no block and feeds perfectly. If you do install a block, do so before addressing feed issues.




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Posted 21 April 2008 - 02:21 PM

You can also fit shoulders into the mag box to keep the cartridges back under recoil. The 1916's converted to .308 fitted a block to the front and made a small ramp like
Mike referred to. Here's a pic of a 1916.
-Don


#7 tinkerfive

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 06:49 PM

QUOTE (burgie @ Apr 21 2008, 12:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It did not feed worth a tinkers damn.


Hey! I can come out with some pretty good "damn"s; M+Fs & SOBs when things go wrong.

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Posted 21 April 2008 - 09:16 PM

QUOTE (tinkerfive @ Apr 22 2008, 12:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hey! I can come out with some pretty good "damn"s; M+Fs & SOBs when things go wrong.

Tinker



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#9 mikeh3

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Posted 27 April 2008 - 05:20 PM

Thanks to everyone who replied.


#10 riflecrankdotcom

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 03:36 PM

I rebarreled a vz24 to .22-250 with no modifications to the magazine, and it feeds fine. So check it before you start modifying; you may not have to do anything!




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