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Old January 13, 2013, 07:01 AM   #1
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My only custom rifle....

I decided to make it a varmint caliber.....220 swift
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Old January 13, 2013, 07:02 AM   #2
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Old January 13, 2013, 08:16 AM   #3
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Very nice. Looks like it will be a good varmint/pest control tool. I like the clean lines.

Do you have a chrono? I have heard of some people getting 4000 fps from the 220 Swift.
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Old January 13, 2013, 02:13 PM   #4
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Thanks..No..I don't have a chronograph....The gun is a result of picking up parts here and there over several years....I wanted an accurate rifle that did not weigh a ton....I got the FN action from a JC Higgins rifle....The stock is a Choate..very light.....I forget what contour the barrel is....I did not have a gun that was in a true varmint caliber.....
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Old January 13, 2013, 09:06 PM   #5
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Thats a nice rifle Keg. I would love to see a close up of the bolt. It has me curious. It looks nothing like my FN actions.
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Old January 13, 2013, 10:44 PM   #6
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I will post some more pics of the action....It was from a Model 50 or 51....
http://www.chuckhawks.com/j_c_higgins_50.htm
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Old January 14, 2013, 01:16 AM   #7
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I want to see how it shoots, personally. How about a range report?
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Old January 14, 2013, 02:19 AM   #8
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100 yds..one ragged hole....I am interested in checking it at longer distances tho....50 gr Hornady Vmax moly....
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Old January 14, 2013, 09:17 AM   #9
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The bolt..It has some sort of stamp on it....
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Old January 14, 2013, 11:30 AM   #11
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The bolt..It has some sort of stamp on it....
Belgian definitive breeching proof mark. It means it was tested and passed as a breech. You will find it in the breech area on all Belgian firearms.
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Old January 14, 2013, 05:10 PM   #12
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Scorch..I gave my SIL a mauser actioned gun..It is a lil different....It still has the FN made in Belgium on the action..Same proof mark on the bolt....But the action is a lil different....
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Old January 14, 2013, 06:27 PM   #13
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Thanks for the bolt pictures Keg. Sometimes I am a bit slow. I had modern FN actions (AKA Pre 64 Winchester) on my mind. I was not even thinking about their military actions. Nice rifle.
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Old January 14, 2013, 06:32 PM   #14
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Welcome to the realm of custom Mausers. I hope you blueprinted and lapped before installing the barrel. Really helps when things are True and Square. At any rate, they are a joy to own.

BTW, once you are completely satisfied, then its time for engraving.
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Old January 14, 2013, 10:00 PM   #15
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Welcome to the realm of custom Mausers. I hope you blueprinted and lapped before installing the barrel. Really helps when things are True and Square. At any rate, they are a joy to own.
An extremely good gunsmith did the work....I would'nt trust myself....
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