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- v. To modify (a firearm) so that it is suitable for sporting use.
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Whether you choose to keep it as is, to rebarrel it or "sporterize" it, you've got a fine piece of equipment and I hope, for your sake, that the barreled action is in excellent condition.
Got a Turk 8mm as new, and plan to sporterize it to some other caliber.
I do like the 98 in the 7mm, one of my favorite Military rounds to sporterize.
The 700 is one of the greatest rifles ever, but I wonder how history might have turned out if Remington decided to sporterize the Springfield instead.
"Hey, Richard, I've got an old Czech Mauser that's kind of rough, and I'd like to sporterize it.