Yup loads of good calibers. Thats why I mentioned the 375 Ruger. Gets ya 375 preformance in a shorter action... but it is fat and may offer other problems for the 98 action...mcwoodduck said:Over All Length
8mm 3.17"/ 3.55"
375 H&H 3.6 (this is what the book says but it seems short. The 300 grain bullets I have are closer to 3.75 to 3.8" )
338 WM .330
450 marlin 2.2"
If you are looking for a big thumper for an action you own. Don't over look the 338 Win mag.
Had 450 Marlin come out a year earlier I would not have built a Siamese action 45-70 but would have made a 98 action 450 Marlin. It would have been cheaper and I would have had the stock I wanted instead of the stock they made.
You can also go 458 Win Mag but NOT the 458 Lott (needs Magnum action.)
mauser98us said:Yes,with lots of work.This is what Mauser used the standard 98 action.They did not build a magnum action in the old days.If you want one in the Mauser,look for a Interarms Mark Ten, built by Zastava in Yugoslavia.No longer imported by Interarms,but Still out there in the used market.I've had quite a few over the years,Still have one.Nice and trim compared to my overbuilt CZ.Well built and shoot rather nicely