I've really been admiring the 8x57 mauser after starting to handload. It really seems to have potential in a modern rifle where it could be loaded to full potential.
Taking that a step further to 8mm-06 would beat out a 30-06 (and 325 wsm) ballistics wise at near to medium range and would leave a bigger hole. Why not have a gunsmith ream the chamber to that?
Next, if I'm going that far, why not have it reamed to 8mm-06 ackley improved for the same effort to have better case life and yeah a few percent more capacity.
That Tikka is a 1 in 9.5 twist so I'm thinking this might be better with high weight bullets (195 to 220 grn) than what the old boys were able to do with reamed mausers with 1 in 12s that couldn't take as much advantage of the extra powder.
I could try to find a mauser that's already reamed to 8mm/06, but it wouldn't be cheap and I'd still probably want to Ackleyize.
That was the "poor man's magnum " of the time, but I see a cool niche for a large deer, elk, or caribou.
Can the I have this done to the Tikka safely? Is there a better way to do this (custom build with new barrel)? Do I have more money than sense? Oh wait I'm not rich and still know the answer to that last one...
Link to Tikka: https://www.budsgunshop.com/catalog/mobile/product/719004583/redirect