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WSM on turkish Mauser action

Old 06-09-2005, 10:48 AM
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Can you use a turkish mauser to build a wsm rifle. ER Shaw's web site says no. The turkish mauser is a large ring style with small ring threads correct. Is it a bolt face problem? Will useing a Rem SAUM with the rebated case head help. I want to build a 6.5 mm using the short fat theory. I know about the 6.5 284, I just want a little more speed.
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:31 PM
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Don't think it will work. I think (I'm no expert smith) the rails are too narrow and it won't fit the magazine.

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Old 06-09-2005, 12:37 PM
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Thanks, I wondered if that wasn't the problem. I'll have to go back and check the width
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Old 06-09-2005, 12:58 PM
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The turkish mauser is a large ring style with small ring threads correct.
Yes and no. Some Turkish 98 actions take small ring barrels, others are standard large ring. No way to tell until you pull the barrel. Boltface is standard 8x57/.30/06 size. I don't know of any successful mauser conversions to the short fat guys...rails just aren't designed for cartridges that diameter.
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Old 06-09-2005, 01:03 PM
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I would get a 7MM Rem Mag and have Shaw rebarrel it yo 264 Win Mag. They did one for me years ago. Did a fine job and it was a good shooter. Thats about all the speed you can get for the 264 without shelling out barrels. IMO. Good Luck.
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Old 06-09-2005, 02:21 PM
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Thanks guys, the body width on a saum is .550 inches, the belt diameter on a standard belted mag is .532, and the body on a 8 mm mauser is .473.

I just like the appeal of having a wild cat, and always wondered if that caliber combination would be possible. I quess its to bad I just rebarreled my savage, that's what I should have built it on.
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