I've got a chance to buy up to 3 Yugo 8x57s. Two are stocked and one is a barreled action. Am interested in building a very traditional 7x57 sporter and wondered if one of those actions might be a reasonable choice.
perfect choices for a 7x57 - but you may also put serious consideration to a 8x57 sporter since you already have the barrel on an action. If the bore is good in one of the current barrels, then you are in good shape for a nice rifle in a much under-rated ( and under-loaded in the US ) cartridge.
Both of my Yugo rifles are Mod 98 instead of the M48 or 24/47 and are full-length actions on WW2 capture guns. One of them was "bubba'ed" and the bore allowed to corrode away before I got it so I, too, will be rebuilding it to something else - probably a 6.5x55 in as close to an ultralight configuration as I can get it
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