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    i picked up a very clean, original 24/47 yugo mauser 98 rifle.
    this is a large ring, intermediate length action, chambered and barrelled to 7.62x54.
    what are good, viable candidates for re-chambering this to a more powerful 7.62 rifle?

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    I'm making mine into a .358 Win, but I checked the magazine length and I could fit my 9.3x62 reloads (Hornady 286 SP) into the magazine. OBTW, your rifle is more likely chambered in 8x57 mauser, not a 7.62x54 - which is the usual round for a Rooshian Moisin Nagant.

    If the bore and rifling are nice and clean, your could rent a reamer and make it a 8mm-06, which is a 30-06 necked up to 8mm. A very nice round that takes advantage of better pressures and velocities and available heavy bullets.

    Are you looking for speed or mass? 6.5x284 (speed):

    http://www.6mmbr.com/sixfive284.html

    Mass: 358 Win throwing a 250 grain bullet

    Lots of options.

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    you are correct......8mm 98. i got it in a multiple item trade. i thought both rifles were 7.62.
    a good amateur gunsmith friend has a .300 win mag reamer. i have a deal with him to make me a good shooter.....325wsm.

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    M48 Yugo Mauser is a wierd kinda little gem facts are
    1. Its a large ring mauser same as a K98
    2. Reciever length is shorter than a K98 same length as a K96 sweede small ring mauser
    3. Known as a intermediate length Mauser
    4. Most NEVER EVER SAW ISSUE
    5. CHEAP

    I purchased a complete refurb rifle for around 125.00 about 5 yrs ago and built the Wife the sexiest little 257 roberts ackley improved Check lengths before you get to crazy with reamersand the such GOOD luck

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    I would suggest you seek an alternate caliber for your M48. This mauser clone isn't designed for the WSM pressures. Mausers were designed to operate at a lower CUP pressures than are produced by the WSM line of cartridges. Check magazine lengths to allow for COL with your desired round.
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    I alway thoutht that 8x57 was a dandy round just in it's self, seems sad to modify a piece of history.

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    Rest in Peace Bilbo, you will be missed.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2dawgs View Post
    I alway thoutht that 8x57 was a dandy round just in it's self, seems sad to modify a piece of history.
    I agree. And, there wouldn't be any feeding issues.

    If rebarreling is necessary, you could go with the 7x57.

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    +1 on this.
    The '98 is a great action those WSMs run the pressure quite high.
    I would tend to go toward something like a 338-06 or 35 Whelen on an old Mauser action.

    Quote Originally Posted by brav01 View Post
    I would suggest you seek an alternate caliber for your M48. This mauser clone isn't designed for the WSM pressures. Mausers were designed to operate at a lower CUP pressures than are produced by the WSM line of cartridges. Check magazine lengths to allow for COL with your desired round.

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