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#5854755 - 07/29/15 10:05 PM Ok, Suggestions?
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I have an old FN Mauser ('98 CRF) JC Higgins rifle in .270 Win. that I've had for a LONG time. I don't shoot it anymore as I have other .270's. I was keeping it around for trade fodder and now I'm debating on maybe using it as a donor action for another caliber. It's a great shooter in excellent condition, I just have too many in this caliber. Here she is...






Any suggestions?
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#5854790 - 07/29/15 10:37 PM Re: Ok, Suggestions? [Re: tth_40]
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I'd hate to trash the rifle. Its a classic. Maybe get it rebored for a bigger caliber? I don't know what other calibers you have. Maybe .280 Rem or .280 AI or, I'm sure you reload, .35 Whelen. Something different.
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#5854794 - 07/29/15 10:43 PM Re: Ok, Suggestions? [Re: tth_40]
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I know, it's a pretty one and a good shooter too.

Looking in the manuals now. Maybe something interesting like 8mm-'06?

All I have are so-called "standard" calibers....7mm-08, .270, 30-06, got a few 8x57 JS too. Nothing wrong with any of them, just thinking about something "different".
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#5854815 - 07/29/15 10:59 PM Re: Ok, Suggestions? [Re: tth_40]
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#5854918 - 07/30/15 06:08 AM Re: Ok, Suggestions? [Re: tth_40]
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Looks like you need a good varmint caliber! 22-250 if strictly varmint, .243 or 6mm for more overall use. I shoot a .243 with 87 grain Berger VLD's and it's a dream to shoot, Save the original bbl.
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#5855005 - 07/30/15 07:39 AM Re: Ok, Suggestions? [Re: P_102]
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Originally Posted By: P_102
Looks like you need a good varmint caliber! 22-250 if strictly varmint, .243 or 6mm for more overall use. I shoot a .243 with 87 grain Berger VLD's and it's a dream to shoot, Save the original bbl.


.243-06 with a 26-30" barrel...
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#5855009 - 07/30/15 07:43 AM Re: Ok, Suggestions? [Re: tth_40]
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I guess I'd re-barrel it without hesitation if it didn't have any sentimental value to you.
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#5855048 - 07/30/15 08:12 AM Re: Ok, Suggestions? [Re: tth_40]
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http://www.35caliber.com/

Check out this link.
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#5855080 - 07/30/15 08:37 AM Re: Ok, Suggestions? [Re: tth_40]
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#5855118 - 07/30/15 08:57 AM Re: Ok, Suggestions? [Re: redchevy]
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Originally Posted By: redchevy
I guess I'd re-barrel it without hesitation if it didn't have any sentimental value to you.


It really doesn't. I could probably sell it and buy something more interesting (which I may do), or just do it this way. I dunno yet.
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#5855198 - 07/30/15 09:44 AM Re: Ok, Suggestions? [Re: tth_40]
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If you sell let me know, I could use a good .270
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