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I am interested in a Pedersoli Rollingblock Target Rifle in .357 Mag. What I want to do with it is rechamber it into a .357 Max with a rifle chamber and not like the revolver chamber. Can this rifle handle the added pressure? I would dearly love to have a Lone Star Rifle in same caliber but too much for my wallet.
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Are the SAAMI pressures the same? I think they are, IIRC.

I think it'd work anyway, as pistol actions by their very nature are usually weaker than rifle actions....
 

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RemFarmer,

There are few rifle actions chambered in 357Mag that won't tolerate the MAX chambering. The longer case lets you use slower powders to generate equal pressures, over a longer period. This means you can shoot equal-weight bullets faster, or heavier bullets at like speeds. This takes you from a marginal deer cartridge to one that has a little more room for error. It also lets you shoot heavier bullets with the knock-down power needed for the heavier targets.

I would suggest that you speak with David White of D&T Gunsmithing. He will give you an authoritative answer on whether or not your action is up to the task and there is not a better man out there for doing the chamber reaming.
 
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