Mauser Action Lengths
The Mauser 98 action was available, basically, in three action lengths, as measured from the front of the front receiver ring to rear of the top tang: Kurz: 8 ¼”, Standard: 8 ¾”, Magnum: 9 ¼”
Mauser, factory, Kurz-actioned sporting rifles were available in three chamberings: .250-3000 Savage, 6.5x54K Mauser (not 6.5x54 M/S) and 8x51K Mauser. For custom rifles, they are suitable for shorter cartridges as .308, not requiring a long bolt throw. 8 1/4 inches long.
For custom rifles, this length is suitable for medium-length cartridges such as .30'06. 8 3/4 inches long.
For custom rifles, this action length is suitable for longer cartridges such as .375 H&H and .416 Rigby. In fact, for reliable feeding, this action length ought to be used. 9 1/4 inches long.
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