What caliber for a rechambered Yugo Masuer?

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  1. Ivy Mike

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    I was looking at the .280 AI after watching a bunch of Vortex 10 min reviews.
     
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    I built a 22-250 on a K98 receiver some years ago, the biggest problem I encountered was blocking the magazine for the shorter cartridge … if I were to build another I’d make it a full length cartridge like a 6.5x55.

    Also, in the beginning the intension was to be an economy build … but in my new (15-18 years ago) copy of ShotGun News I came across some Parker Hale bolts & adjustable trigger, a nice upgrade. Then instead of using the original stock I found a Fagen stock I really liked … another upgrade. As time went on I decided on a Hart barrel …
    Instead of buying the tools to headspace it I decided to have a smith do it as I already decided I wasn’t going to do this again.

    In the end I had about $900 invested and for the same money could have bought a nicer Kimber 22-250 … but it was a great shooter and a fun project … even though the parts were much more expensive than the project was worth!

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    Don't mess around and have lots of fun.

    Conelrad
     
  5. High Plains

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    If plentiful ammo is important then the 6.5 Creedmoor leads the way. I put a 24” ER Shaw barrel on my former 7x57mm (FN) Mexican Mauser. I had to replace the 90 year old spring on the blade ejector so the cases would go out. The rifle can ring steel at 1,000 yards and with only clicking down on the scope it is ready for deer hunting. It’s a great set up.
     

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  6. Ivy Mike

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    Yeah, I'm aware I could go buy a rifle for less. Money isn't really a concern here, I want a project.
     
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