dont jump on me quite yet... i wont do anything visible from the outside, or anything extremely wild.
i have a Russian Capture BYF '41 rifle. it has one of the most PERFECT bores i have ever seen in any German mauser.
no matter what i try i cant get it to tighten up. ive shimmed the front under the bands, shimmed it under the action, tightened / loosened the action screws, and used plenty of different handloads / bullet weights etc.
ill give it a few more shots with different ammo, but i think the rifle may need some bedding in the action area, or some relief in the bands / barrel channel area.
is there anywhere that i can find a really good report on how to accurize a MAUSER? i turned my M1A fiberglass stock from a 2.5" grouping rifle into a one-holer with some Acra-Glass and routing out the barrel channel by the gas cylinder.
i believe a mauser stock would have to be much easier than a M14 stock...
and again.... im not using a museum piece or collector / matching # rifle to do this... its a R/C that was already messed with a bit by the owner before me.