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Old July 18, 2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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Strength of Brazilian 1908 Actions?

I was able to pick up a pair of Brazilian 1908's for a good deal because the barrels were basically gone ... far too pitted to even consider shooting. Anyway, they are in 7x57 currently, but I was thinking of taking one of them and making a 280 Remington Ack Imp ...

My question is one of receiver strength and reputation. For example, are the Brazilian 1908's solid enough to safely build a 300WinMag on? I only ask this because if people do the belted mags on them routinely, then they will easily handle the 30-06 pressure levels of a 280 Rem.


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