I dont see why a 94 wouldnt work as far as making it cycle properly. Same action lemgth as 30-30 and the max is shorter than 30-30. Why couldnt you take a 357 mag 94, modify the carrier to work with the longer max cartridge and re-chamber? What am i missing?
Aside from operating pressure being too high (?) i dont see why this wouldnt work.
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