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Old 02-15-2010, 05:51 PM
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30-06 rechamber?

I have a 700BDL in 30-06 that has no issues and shoots well, however I don't use it much anymore. I have been throwing around the idea of rechambering it in to something a little more sporty around a 6mm size or????

What would be some good options I do not need anything over a .270cal as I already have to many in the bigger sizes. And I have lots of brass for it already. Should I leave it alone and just shoot it?
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:03 PM
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Re: 30-06 rechamber?

Oh I love dreaming with other people's money.

6.5x284
25-06
257 Weatherby Magnum
6mm-06

I think I'd go with the 25-06 or 6mm-06 so you can use your old brass.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:07 PM
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Re: 30-06 rechamber?

Hmmm.... well if i were you i would look at something that uses the 30-06 for a parent case so you can still use the brass. Something like a 243 Super Rock Chucker with a 1-8 twist. It will shoot a 95 grain projectile right at 3500fps. Very fun very accurate and very deadly at any range. Good luck on your quest.
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Old 02-15-2010, 06:27 PM
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Re: 30-06 rechamber?

I thought the 6mm super rock chucker was a 6mm-06 imp. It would be a good choice. The 240 gibbs is awesome which is all you can get out of a blown out '06 case. Those would be the two hot rods in 6mm using '06 brass. The 240 wby is the same bolt face and would also be an excellent choice. The 243AI is a great one. So many good choices, so few actions.
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Re: 30-06 rechamber?

What do you plan on using this gun for? The first caliber I thought of was the 6mm-06. But, I would like a 6.5-284, so that sounds good too.
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Re: 30-06 rechamber?

280AI, 30-06AI, 6.5-06, 25-06AI, 6.5x55 Swede regular or Ackley, 280 Rem... oh how the mind can wander....!!!! 270AI.....

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Re: 30-06 rechamber?

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What do you plan on using this gun for? The first caliber I thought of was the 6mm-06. But, I would like a 6.5-284, so that sounds good too.

I like the idea of using the -06 cases that I already have and also keeping the same bolt. Is the 6.5-284 based off of the 7mm case? I do not have a Mountain Lion gun and am forced to believe this is why I do not have one on my wall, so it would be a mountain lion gun. I need to fill the gap in my safe between .224 and .277 cals. I hunt in many areas with open terrain that allow for long shots in the desert, but I do not want a dedicated LR rifle, I am looking for a sporting rifle.

The donor gun is an older BDL Mountain with a short sportster barrel. What kind of price range should I expect to pay for a quality barrel installed.

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