.303 Upgrade.

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.303 Upgrade.

Post by Stoney » 05 Oct 2019, 6:54 pm

G'day fellas, I had a Savage .303 with a worn out barrel. I decided to re-barrel and upgrade a little. Sorry the pics are sideways. Cheers
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Re: .303 Upgrade.

Post by marksman » 05 Oct 2019, 7:37 pm

she's ready for the bush now Stoney :thumbsup:
nice job :drinks:
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Post by Stix » 05 Oct 2019, 8:03 pm

Excemellentez... :clap:

Go get some bacon...err...i mean 'jamon'... :lol:
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Post by Stoney » 06 Oct 2019, 9:09 am

I am not breaking any new ground of course. But I am surprised how different this gun is now You wouldn't believe it was the old full wood " musket " :lol: Shoots well too.
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Post by gunnnie » 06 Oct 2019, 10:17 am

Very interesting! Still a 10rd mag with the 7x56R?
Feed ok, or mods needed to mag?
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Post by Stoney » 06 Oct 2019, 1:28 pm

gunnnie wrote:Very interesting! Still a 10rd mag with the 7x56R?
Feed ok, or mods needed to mag?
Seed of an idea planted.


G'day gunnie, yes it does feed well from the mag, although, there are a few little mods you have to do. File the extractor just a pussy hair as the rim on the 7x57r is just a little thicker. It hates rounds with 175grn projectiles because of their long skinny profile. That doesn't bother me anyway as I only want to shoot 139/140 grn rounds and they function flawlessly. Also the ejection can be a little less positive. By that I mean the 7x57r case just flops out of the receiver as apposed to flying out like a .303 case. The 7x57r case has almost a semi-rim so it doesn't friction on the left side of the receiver like a .303 case.
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Post by gunnnie » 08 Oct 2019, 9:45 pm

Interesting. Thanks for the info. Looks like I'll have another project on the boards next year!
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