Rebarrel for MAS 49/56

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Cow Caregiver, Mar 27, 2003.

  1. Cow Caregiver

    Cow Caregiver Guest

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    6.5x55 looks like it would work through the action so long as I stick with a 140 grain bullet or less. Pressures are spot on for the action, although I will most likely make up a metering gas system for this one like I did for my SKS. Anybody got ideas as to how to do this better?
     
  2. CountryGunsmith

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    My only suggestion would be to look into the McCann Industries receiver conversion for the 49/56. The base rifle is possibly the ugliest rifle ever made (even among the French).

    With the 140's, you should get adequate bolt velocity as well.