Re: sako conversion to 6.5 x 284?
I found myself in a similar situation. I had Sako 75 Finnlight in 243, it had been an exceptionally accurate rifle and I stuck with the barrel to the bitter end. I decided to re-barrel to 6.5-284 and set off down that path. The first thing i did was to have the magazine modified to suit the case shoulder, it was at this point i realised i'd made the wrong choice and the project came to an ubrupt halt, there was no way that case was going to fit sucessfully in the short action, also with the rebated rim, feeding was going to be a problem. I ended up going with the saum cartridge, it took a bit of head scratching to make work, but the result has been another exceptional rifle.