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Anyone shorten up a barrel on a old swedish mauser... I have a mauser that was sporterized kind of a bubba job but I'm going to work it into something nice and was thinking about making the barrel 16" with a nice threaded muzzle break on her.
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I have 2 that have been shortened, although neither as short as you are looking at. Both are sweet shooters. One rechambered into the AI version, shortened to 22" and bedded into a synthetic stock. Nice and lite, no recoil to speak of, plenty of punch for deer sized game out to all practical ranges for field shooting.
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That sounds good after I get mine all done I'll post some pictures here to let everybody see what she looks like I'm hoping it shoots good I have high hopes for it.
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(09-08-2012, 01:10 PM)EDR Wrote: That sounds good after I get mine all done I'll post some pictures here to let everybody see what she looks like I'm hoping it shoots good I have high hopes for it.
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I have 3 that have been modified and I haven't had time to do anything with any of them. One was cut down to 24", one was cut down to 20" and one was cut just behind the front sight. The one I had cut at the front sight was also rechambered to BJ Ackley specs. The Ackley is the only one I've shot and I've found that it will disintegrate Sierra 120 grain Spitzer bullets about 20-30 yards downrange. I don't remember the chrony speed but I do remember that it was somewhere around 3000 fps and didn't show obvious signs of pressure.
100 grain, 140 grain and 142 grain were fine but the 120 grain just disintegrated in a gray puff.

Someone please double check my arithmetic, this seems like a lot of revolutions per minute.

With 1:7½ twist @ ≈3000 FPS that's 1.6 revolutions per foot or 4800 revolutions per second, or 288,000 RPM. That's a lot of centrifugal force. The jackets on the 120 grain Spitzers must be thinner than the other weights I tried, (Match Kings).

Anyhow, I haven't had a chance to get out and find the load that fits that one, and I haven't even gotten the other two together yet.
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(09-08-2012, 08:47 PM)mauser Wrote:
(09-08-2012, 01:10 PM)EDR Wrote: That sounds good after I get mine all done I'll post some pictures here to let everybody see what she looks like I'm hoping it shoots good I have high hopes for it.
EDR


I have 3 that have been modified and I haven't had time to do anything with any of them. One was cut down to 24", one was cut down to 20" and one was cut just behind the front sight. The one I had cut at the front sight was also rechambered to BJ Ackley specs. The Ackley is the only one I've shot and I've found that it will disintegrate Sierra 120 grain Spitzer bullets about 20-30 yards downrange. I don't remember the chrony speed but I do remember that it was somewhere around 3000 fps and didn't show obvious signs of pressure.
100 grain, 140 grain and 142 grain were fine but the 120 grain just disintegrated in a gray puff.

Someone please double check my arithmetic, this seems like a lot of revolutions per minute.

With 1:7½ twist @ ≈3000 FPS that's 1.6 revolutions per foot or 4800 revolutions per second, or 288,000 RPM. That's a lot of centrifugal force. The jackets on the 120 grain Spitzers must be thinner than the other weights I tried, (Match Kings).

Anyhow, I haven't had a chance to get out and find the load that fits that one, and I haven't even gotten the other two together yet.


Did you have time to get the CZ out yet to see how it shoots?
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(09-08-2012, 08:49 PM)EDR Wrote: Did you have time to get the CZ out yet to see how it shoots?


I had it out once and fired 3 rounds. It feels great but the eye relief of the scope was too long. That ended up working out really well though, the eye relief on the scope I had on my Rem. 700 .260 was too short, I switched the scopes and now they're both just right.
I've had a lot of down time lately so I haven't had a chance to do anything except get behind on things that need to be done.
That CZ ended up being the most expensive gun I ever bought. It was a hot day when I went to pick it up and the pollen was apparently high that day. We took my son's car because my air conditioner doesn't work then we found out that his air conditioner doesn't work either so we made a 110 mile round trip with the windows down and I ended up with a sinus infection. It turned into an unstoppable nosebleed that took 3 weeks, 2 sinus surgeries and $2500.00 insurance deductible to finally correct. I'm nearly recovered now and itching to get out and sight in the CZ as well as the .260. I have a few others that I need to shoot too but those two will do me for now.
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(09-08-2012, 09:34 PM)mauser Wrote:
(09-08-2012, 08:49 PM)EDR Wrote: Did you have time to get the CZ out yet to see how it shoots?


I had it out once and fired 3 rounds. It feels great but the eye relief of the scope was too long. That ended up working out really well though, the eye relief on the scope I had on my Rem. 700 .260 was too short, I switched the scopes and now they're both just right.
I've had a lot of down time lately so I haven't had a chance to do anything except get behind on things that need to be done.
That CZ ended up being the most expensive gun I ever bought. It was a hot day when I went to pick it up and the pollen was apparently high that day. We took my son's car because my air conditioner doesn't work then we found out that his air conditioner doesn't work either so we made a 110 mile round trip with the windows down and I ended up with a sinus infection. It turned into an unstoppable nosebleed that took 3 weeks, 2 sinus surgeries and $2500.00 insurance deductible to finally correct. I'm nearly recovered now and itching to get out and sight in the CZ as well as the .260. I have a few others that I need to shoot too but those two will do me for now.


Awesome I hope it all works out for you.
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EDR;1087 Wrote:Did you have time to get the CZ out yet to see how it shoots?

Sorry for the delay.
I had it out several months ago shooting silhouettes, had no problem with consistently knocking down the rams at 500 meters.
The gun is just a little bit too long for me though. I changed the scope a while ago and that helped but as short as I am I'd have to shorten the stock for a shorter L.O.P. to fit me properly and it's such a beautiful gun I hate to even think about modifying it.

Bottom line is this:
It shoots great, thank you very much.
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