I hope you have the rifle checked by a gunsmith before firing. Some late rifles are very rough, loose and poorly machined. You can go online with the markings on the barrel and receiver and find out just when and where it was made.
Originally Posted by double tap
For years I shot my 99's using Norma brass, then made my own brass from 30-06 and 8MM Mauser. Then I decided to try and have one of them rechambered in 30-06. That worked out better due to the cost of brass. I still have that one and have used it on coyote's and deer.
I took the best one of the bunch, had a douglass XX bull barrel installed, aftermarket trigger and chambered it in 22-250. I had already had a sporter stock made thru Garrett Accu-glass in Colorado 15 years ago, so the only mod to the stock was to open the barrel channel up. Glass is a Sightron 36X SII scope on Burris Signature Rings. I sold my other three to military collectors and all of the brass went to people who still shoot the japs!
With a 1 pound trigger, I can keep 3 shot groups at 200 yards on a calm day within a dime!
Rechambering to 30-06 is really the way to go in my opinion.
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