Originally Posted by HockaLouis
What do you mean?
Early model schmidts lugs are not able to withstand the recoil of a modern 7.5 round. They were chambered for 7.5x53.5 paper patched rounds. A 7.5x55 modern round has too high of pressure and the bolt will become an eye torpedo and blow out of the gun ( or so all available info says). Shmidts changed there bolt design to the locking lugs further forward on the bolt I think in the 89/96 model. If mine is a .308 the pressure levels would still be unsafe.
There is only one gunsmith in this god forsaken city who could check all this out for me, but is also very busy and not often available.
I've been told that 7.65x54 argentine brass can be used with .303 or .308 bullets and 30 or so grains of powder which would keep the pressure level safe, but finding reloading equipment around here is impossible and finding components for the rounds is like finding the holy grail. I think my best bet is to put it up for auction and leave it at that.