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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-18-2020, 07:18 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy 7.62 x 39 to .303 Brit.

7.62x 39 with bad chamber, rechamber to .303 brit.? Same bullet dia .311, chamber should clean up. Thoughts?
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-18-2020, 07:58 PM
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Or 7.65x53? which is not a Rimmed Case....
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I once wrote H&R with an idea I had, I propose they come out with rifles in 303 British, 7.62 X 54, 7mm & 8mm Mauser. the names for these rifles would have been (in order) the empire, the Czar, the Warista and the Kaiser. Never got a reply. I'd like to think H&R would still be on the map if they had.
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My .32-20 "Trotter Special" was built with a Brit 303 barrel and shoots the 125 gr. Sierra Prohunter Spitzer very well.

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I went with 7.62X54R. It’s a tack driver with Wolf 150gr anmo

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What exactly is wrong with the chamber? Just wondering because the 7.62x39 Handi Rifle is somewhat scarce and a rechamber would almost be a shame if is can be cleaned up and saved....
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Dezynco; Rough chamber, Head space to deep. No way to set barrel back on a handi. Howie

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You can set the barrel back some, just true up the chamber face to remove the excess head space, then refit the barrel to the frame with a shim, or change to a frame that it fits.

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