close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics

Reply

rechamber

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 12-15-2003, 02:07 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Aurora , Colorado
Posts: 125
rechamber

gents - take a stock heavy barreled 260 rem ,can it be rechambered to a 6.5/284, would it be practical ,would it be better . maybe a new stock , add a break , thanks
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 12-15-2003, 06:24 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2003
    Location: The rifle range, or archery range or behind the computer in Alaska
    Posts: 3,819
    Re: rechamber

    I belive that it could be recambered to 6.5-284. For me it wouldnt be practical as I think I would get more barrel life out of the 260. The other would be faster though. I also am not sure what your goals are either. It would help to know more about your rifle and also more about what you want out of the rifle.
    __________________
    __________________
    Long range shooting is a process that ends with a result. Once you start to focus on the result (how bad your last shot was, how big the group is going to be, what your buck will score, what your match score is, what place you are in...) then you loose the capacity to focus on the process.
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 12-15-2003, 06:54 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: May 2001
    Location: Urich, MO
    Posts: 838
    Re: rechamber

    It's definitely doable, however you will be kinda limited to the 140 MK or lighter bullets being in a short action.
    __________________
    Chris Matthews
    www.longshotriflesllc.com
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 12-15-2003, 07:07 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: Jan 2002
    Location: Wenatchee, WA
    Posts: 806
    Re: rechamber

    Ahhhh... most of the 'good' bullets in 6.5mm are pretty close to 140gr, plus or minus a very small amount: 139gr Lapua, 141gr Cauterrucio VLD, 140gr JLK VLD, 142gr SMK. The longer stuff like 155gr+ aren't good for much as far as long range is concerned.

    As far as 6.5-08 vs 6.5-284 in a factory gun, I guess the thought in my mind is are you going to actually realize enough velocity difference in that length of barrel? The 6.5-284 generally does a little better w/ more room to stretch it's legs, so to speak.

    HTH,

    Monte
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 12-15-2003, 08:08 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2003
    Location: Aurora , Colorado
    Posts: 125
    Re: rechamber

    gents - I ran across a remington long action , with a long magazine , in a pawn shop. the barrel has been replaced , med weight, about 26", triggers been replaced , the bore is real bad, full of copper , the throat is worn , but the thing looks like it might clean up - the wood is stock no damage , but looks like they had a bi -pod.
    the new barrel doesn't bind in the stock and looks good - even - and can slide a dollar to the action . the barrel is marked 260 REM - 9 , hand stamped- thought it might clean up with a 6.5/284 with out loosing length. find a replacement follower for inside the mag and I would have something to practice with , besides my 308's and another mid range rodent to deer gun with low recoil - thanks
    Reply With Quote
      #6  
    Unread 12-15-2003, 08:14 PM
    Silver Member
     
    Join Date: Dec 2003
    Location: Aurora , Colorado
    Posts: 125
    Re: rechamber

    you guys have me out in the pawn shops again looking for deals - things to build - never know what you might find - thanks - I needed this .
    Reply With Quote
      #7  
    Unread 12-15-2003, 08:44 PM
    Gold Member
     
    Join Date: May 2001
    Location: Urich, MO
    Posts: 838
    Re: rechamber

    If it's a long action, then I woud say go for it. Using a reamer throated for the longer, not heavier, 142 MK, or the VLDs would give you an advantage over the 260 in any length barrel.
    __________________
    Chris Matthews
    www.longshotriflesllc.com
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: rechamber
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    what to rechamber a 240 PSP 4bycamper Gunsmithing 4 07-28-2011 08:00 AM
    7mm rechamber critterskinner Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 6 12-24-2010 12:11 AM
    Rechamber 300 Win Mag to 300 RUM buckbrush Long Range Hunting & Shooting 7 04-21-2010 08:34 PM
    rechamber Gator26 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 3 08-03-2009 10:16 PM
    Re: Rechamber 222 to 22-250 kfrye Gunsmithing 5 10-19-2008 11:25 AM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:15 AM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC