Is yours counter bored? I've never checked the throat erotion on mine, to be honest I'm not really sure how to do it
(other than seeing it obviously worn with a bore scope) Do they make an 8x57 TE gauge or is there a trick to it?
In the process of looking for an old beater with a good action to make a 98k Sniper clone with (I don't want to tinker with my nice one). Re finish the metal, stock and get a new barrel and a set of reproduction towers for it. Original scope maybe