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Re: Third time's a charm... Range report on John's MAI
Old 05-06-2005, 11:39 PM
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Default Re: Third time's a charm... Range report on John's MAI

Originally Posted by dannytoro
.......I think I'd like to try the 350 MAI route. But while used intermediate length actions are everywhere, does anyone make a new intermediate length action? Or if I'm going to the new action, should I just settle for the commonly available long (30-06 length)action. I'd love to keep it to the intermediate length, but I do not want to break the bank either.....or am I being overly weary of surplus mausers-lol.....
Well, neighbor I don't know of any intermediate actions available other than the ol' 98 Mausers. That doesn't mean that there aren't some out there. Please remember that when Paul and I came up with the idea of the 338 MAI that it was designed for the 98 Mauser action. Actions can be found for about $100-125 dollars and you will need to drill/tap, new bolt handle and if you really want, an aftermarket trigger. I personally don't have a problem with the 2 stage military trigger and that is what Paul is working with in the prototype rifle he is now testing. I would strongly suggest that if you desire to use a 30=06 length action that you go with a 338=06 or a 35 Whelen. I don't see any reason to go with the .338 MAI on a long length action. You are simply not maximizing your potential going that way. I realize that I am not being a good salesman by this statement but thats the way I do things.

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