I'm about to import my fathers old 12ga Lancaster and a 30/30 Winchester 94 from Germany and was looking at what else I could bring in while I was at the paperwork. I mentioned K98 to my friend at STL-Rifles in Germany and he came up with some Argentinian 7x57? Problem is I know very little about the 98's but always wanted one mainly to learn about the actions. Now I'm planning on castrating the thing and getting a short action cartridge fitted and then build a stock for it. Lothar Walther have barrels ready to fit at great prices for these rifles and now I need to decide profile and cartridge. The barrel can be fitted by Manfred at STL which will keep costs down. Plan is to have a very handy light weight rifle as I sold two light weight 243's recently.
For re-sale reasons a 308 would be best in Ireland but I would have loved to try a 257 Roberts but have no idea if factory ammo is still available. What is the situation in the UK with factory Ammo for the 257 and is it still in use?