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Old 01-06-2011, 07:58 PM
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Re: Rebarreling Savage 12 -.22-250?

I'd do the bolt head swap also but turn it into a .270WSM. JohnnyK.
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Re: Rebarreling Savage 12 -.22-250?

Johnnyk, I have considered the bolt swap to get into the short mags. I've also thought about 6.5-284, but don't know that much about it,besides it's a great match round. Anyone know how it fairs in a hunting enviroment?

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Re: Rebarreling Savage 12 -.22-250?

6.5x284 Norma is an excellent hunting cartridge.

I beleive you have a short action based on the 22-250.

If you use the high BC VLD type bullets for long range performance in order to exploit the 6.5x284, you'll have to single feed your ammo as they won't fit in the magazine well.

It also doesn't have the best barrel life. But, that's not usually an issue for most hunting rifles.
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Re: Rebarreling Savage 12 -.22-250?

rscott, I figured I wouldn't have room for vld's, but would I have enough for standard bonded bullets or ballistic tips?
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rscott, I figured I wouldn't have room for vld's, but would I have enough for standard bonded bullets or ballistic tips?
You could get your smith to short throat the barrel so that it fits your mag well. That is a pretty common caliber to be redesigned in many configurations for as many people use it for multiple purposes. I'm sure somebody has an adjustable throat cutter in 6.5x284. That would let you run the long VLD's in your short action w/o issue.

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You could get your smith to short throat the barrel so that it fits your mag well.
Tank,

I had a smith offer to do that for me on a slightly used palma barrel that I want to set back, chop down, and stick on a hunting rifle. But, I was a little concerned about limiting case capacity by seating the VLDs deep into the case. So, I decided to hold out until I pick up a long action reciever.

I guess you don't consider that to be too big of an issue or you wouldn't have suggested it.

Is it a valid concern? Or, just marginal, or not at all?

Would you go to a different powder from say h4831sc to rl22?

I load 142gr SMKs in my Savage 12F and they sit way out there. It's not a compressed load with 4831, but it's a fairly full case.

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Tank,

I had a smith offer to do that for me on a slightly used palma barrel that I want to set back, chop down, and stick on a hunting rifle. But, I was a little concerned about limiting case capacity by seating the VLDs deep into the case. So, I decided to hold out until I pick up a long action reciever.

I guess you don't consider that to be too big of an issue or you wouldn't have suggested it.

Is it a valid concern? Or, just marginal, or not at all?

Would you go to a different powder from say h4831sc to rl22?

I load 142gr SMKs in my Savage 12F and they sit way out there. It's not a compressed load with 4831, but it's a fairly full case.

Thanks!!
Richard
It will definitely limit some of the capacity, but wouldn't drastically change it. You may have to change the speed of powder you choose to use. If you are using RL22 and 4831, you could drop to RL17 and H4350. These would give you equal speeds and work better in lower case capacity issues. Like anything you need to work up your loads. I kind of dropped the idea of choking case capacity after going to Williamsport and talking to some of the guys shooting 1000yrd bench.

Some of those guys sink 210 Berger's .080 to .100" in the case for accuracy. They swear by it and place in competition. Who am I to tell them they are wrong. I have a feeling that if you short throat the barrel you are not going to lose that much capacity. Right now you are probably seating to the base of the neck. With a short throat you will seat to the base of the shoulder. You can always set the length you want and give the smith that prototype round and he can set the throat accordingly. Talk to your gunsmith and see what they tell ya. I sank the 208's in my 300WSM and it worked just fine. I had to back down a grain or so, but the velocity was still there.

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