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I am thinking of building something unusual but somewhat classic on my '09 Argentine Mauser action.

Any and all suggestions wanted... :idea: :idea: :idea: :?: :?: :?:
 

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my vote is for the .264 win mag or doing a .22 weatherby rocket would be awesome 8) especially since originals are extremely rare and no one has one of course then theres the classic old varmint calibers .218 bee .219 zipper etc. ( I love the older obsolete varmint calibers dont ask me why)

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oh and just so i dont make myself look stupid i dont know much about customizing and building guns so im not sure if you could do any of those with it

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Mark,

The 264 would be easy. The others would require some more major work. A 264 would be fun!
 

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My vote is for the .257 Roberts Ackley improved. You basicly would have the performance of a 25.06, but with more bullet choices. 60 thru 120 grain spitzers are offered for the handloader while 100, 117, and 120 grain loads are factory offerings. Currently, few rifle manufacturers are chambering for the .257, but ammo is still readily available. And the fact that it is in the 6mm class makes it inherently accurate. By the way, according to my reloading data, you can push a 60 gr. Hornady SP @ 3885 fps, with an a whopping 2010 ft.lb of energy! I once read somewhere that 1000 fps is all it takes to down a deer size animal. What a deer rifle that would be, huh?
 

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270,

Read my last post in the "Big Bore" section under 450/400...

The 257 Ackley is an excellent choice. I have a Ruger 77 and a Spandau Mauser 98 in 257 Ackley, that shows what I think of it. :D 8)
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Re: re: Need Suggestions

huntswithdogs said:
How about a 338-06? I saw one of these in a reloading manual and it would be something that no one else had.

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The 338-06 is a popular cat! I am of the opinion that it is a far better round than the 35 Whalen, and I love my Whalen. The 338-06 may soon be a common factory caliber...I hope...

A few years back A-Square started loading the round, and Weatherby chambered rifles in 338-06. In our Magnum-numb American marketplace :? it went almost unnoticed. The 338-06 is about as good a N American all around caliber as ever went through a grooved tube, IMHO. 8)

Go to 338-06 A-Square on your search engine and read all about it... 8) GOOD SUGGESTIONS so far!!!
 

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I personally like bullets that fall into the 6mm range if you went metric, like a 6.5x55, but that may be to common for you?

the .264 would be a sweet shooter too, I've only seen a few of them around.
 
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