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Old December 11, 2012, 02:48 PM   #6
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Converting military actions into sporter rifles is an expensive proposition. The end result usually costs more than a new, or decent used, M700/M70/M110.

Military rifles are best left in their original caliber as feed and extraction issues pop up when you change calibers.

I don’t think there is anything really wrong with a 8 X 56R as a sporting cartridge, just that brass is hard to find.

Bubba won’t know what it is and won’t want it.

I don’t know how late the production of 1895 actions went, but most of them are WW1 or earlier and the metallurgy of the period stinks.

Now if you have a 30’s vintage M1895 action, the metal is probably just fine.
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