.303 into a .338 Lapua Stock

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Deuce, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. Deuce

    Deuce New Member

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    This is my first post on this site, and was hoping that some of yall would be willing to help me with this little project of mine.

    I bought this old 1948 No 4 MK I "T" .303 British Enfield rifle that I bought from a local shop that I've been shooting and messing around with, and while watching the Military Channel one night I got alittle wide eyed. And was wondering if I could put my .303 into an Accuracy International .338 Lapua stock. I know that I probably can not just drop it straight into the stock, but would there be any way that I could modify the stock to where my .303 receiver and action would fit in the Lapua stock.

    Or is this just a wonderful Idea that can never be achieved. Any and all help would be appreciated.

    Thank yall, Deuce.
     
  2. cpttango30

    cpttango30 New Member

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  3. Deuce

    Deuce New Member

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    There really is no reason other than I just want to. But after you saying it could cost 1k or more, that just makes it a dream that I probably not gona be able to do.

    But I thank you for the help.
    Deuce.
     
  4. jpattersonnh

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    You have a T and want to modify it? You sir are crazy. A No4 T (sniper) is very hard to come by and worth allot of cash. JMHO
    Edit: info http://www.snipercentral.com/no4mk1t.htm
     
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  5. M14sRock

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    Please don't do anything to a No4 (T), especially if it has the original Mk32 scope. The (T) is not super rare, but the glass is hard to find.
     
  6. canebrake

    canebrake New Member

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    Hop over to the Introductions section and let us know a little about you.
     
  7. Deuce

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    No mine did not come with the scope or the cheek pad, which kinda disappointed me, and I have not been able to find a OEM cheek pad.
     
  8. M14sRock

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    Whew. There are some cheek rests out there made to original specs, but I have not seen them with screws.

    The scope is another matter. They made more rifles than they did scopes so finding a spare Mk32 is TOUGH. The rifles shoot great though. Holland & Hollland did the conversions to the (T) from standard No4's that passed inspection. Then they went back to be re-barrelled and scoped.

    I have one and love it, though I don't shoot it much. I probably ought to sell it. Ha.
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  9. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    In answer to the original question-yes it is possible but not practical. I would advise against it unless you REALLY want it. The stock will have to be re-engineered for the rifle.
     
  10. Deuce

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    After talking to yall I have decided to not change my .303, I'm going to keep it original.

    I would like to find one of those cheek pieces so it will make it alittle easier to see through my scope.

    Would any of yall know where I could get one?
     
  11. CA357

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  12. M14sRock

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    Try Sarco, IMA, and Numrich for the cheekrest. Does your stock have the screw holes in it?