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02-25-2010, 11:27 PM #1
Small Ring Mexican Mauser ACtion Limits?
I have a Mexican Mauser in .22-250 that has been professionally customized back in the day and it is a wonderful and beutiful piece of metal and wood! I have been thinking about putting one together myself. I might have access to an action and was wondering what the limitations are for cartridge selections as far as pressure goes. I know the .22-250 is running up around 65,000 psi.
Not quite sure If I'll get it, and if I do, not quite sure of the caliber. I have always thought a .257 Rob, or a .257 Imp. might be kinda cool.
02-26-2010, 09:48 PM #2
I had a 257 Rob put together on a G33/40 action that had a remington barrel in 30-06 when I bought it. Now if I could just get it back from my son.
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02-26-2010, 10:16 PM #3
If you stick to a head diameter no greater than the Mauser Standard (12mm/.473" nominal), I wouldn't have any hesitancy in going to a round with a SAAMI established max pressure of 65K psi in a Mexican Mauser. I also would probably consider that about my own upper limit for that (or any other Mauser military) action.
Edit - let me be clear - when i say "that is about my limit for any Mauser military action" that includes large ring Mauser 98s as well. Commercial actions - get little more complicated in the decision-making department.
Last edited by Clyde; 02-27-2010 at 04:56 PM.Absent comrades (sound of breaking glass)
02-27-2010, 04:21 PM #4Member
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Its a small ring Mauser 98, same as the G33/40 and the commercial Brno 21-22. Just what Clyde said above. Later Mexican Model 1954 was chambered for the 30/06.
02-27-2010, 08:46 PM #5
Thanks guys, I have my mauser book around somewhere but can't seem to find it so this helps. I'll have to see if I can get the action.