I have a Mexican short action Mauser 98 rebarreled to .243 that is super strong. Here Is how I know. When I was young and I knew every thing about reloading, I tried to make a magnum from the 243. I blew the rifle up doing foolish thngs. the bolt froze to the receiver and the stock blew into three pieces. With this explosive force the action held. The late P. O. Ackley replaced the bolt and I'm still shooting this rifle today.
Clifford L. Hughes
Last edited by Clifford L. Hughes; October 6, 2012 at 07:58 PM.