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Unread 07-15-2013, 12:19 AM
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Re: opinions needed

So whats needed to change my 243 into 6.5x284 ? New bolt ?
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    Unread 07-15-2013, 12:24 AM
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    A new barrel, the bolt face diameters are the same. What action is your 243?
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    Unread 07-15-2013, 12:35 AM
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    Unread 07-15-2013, 12:46 AM
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    Personally, I would sell the M77 and buy a used Vanguard or Howa. M77's have issues, not the least of which is the angled front action screw. There a lot of Tang Safety M77 fans out there, it shouldn't be hard to sell.

    Both are great cartridges, my vote goes to the 6.5x284.
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    Unread 07-15-2013, 12:50 AM
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    Personally, I would sell the M77 and buy a used Vanguard or Howa. M77's have issues, not the least of which is the angled front action screw. There a lot of Tang Safety M77 fans out there, it shouldn't be hard to sell.

    Both are great cartridges, my vote goes to the 6.5x284.
    +1, also consider the plain jane rem 700 or savage 110 (make sure you get a long action).
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    Unread 07-15-2013, 05:41 AM
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    The 6.5x284 uses the same bolt face as the 243, but, a long action is needed to take full advantage of the 6.5x284.
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    Grayfox , what do you mean long action would be better
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