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Swede Mauser boltface size

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ElToro, Nov 7, 2003.

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  1. ElToro

    ElToro Member

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    I thought i may be coming into a Swede Mauser (1943 Husqvarna) action...

    First thought.. sweet here comes my basis for a custom or scout rifle... then me investigates some more and a find out the 6.5 Swede has a boltface for a .480 case head... and the "regular" mauser 8mm or 7mm or .308 or .257 or .243 or any caliber of that case head family id like to make has a boltface of .473

    are all these interchangeble ? is .007 inch that big a deal ? do i have to get a new bolt ? or should i just make a 6.5 swede rifle...

    can a swede mauser be converted ? at how much cost? .. am i in for a big disapointment ?
    thanks in advance
     
  2. TODD3465

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    No, it shouldn't be a problem as Kimber had converted many to .243 and .308 IIRC.
     
  3. cracked butt

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    I doesn't matter. In fact domestic loadings of 6.5x55 use the standard .473 casehead dimension.
     
  4. JohnKSa

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    Just don't go overboard. The small ring mausers aren't as strong as the later 1898 model.
     
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