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Old 01-16-2013, 11:37 AM
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Re: sako conversion to 6.5 x 284?

I don't like the Short Magnums.Had a Sako Deluxe chambered in 300 Short Magnum and it was not accurate. I agree with using a long action for the 6.5x284. My Sako 6.5x284 was re-chambered from 6.5x55.Regards
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Old 01-16-2013, 05:19 PM
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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.
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Old 10-31-2013, 12:21 AM
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Re: sako conversion to 6.5 x 284?

I just ran across this thread and know its a little dated. I ordered a sako 85 finnlight earlier today in 6.5x55 so I can rechamber it later in 6.5-284. According to the catalog its on a medium action so everything should be straight forward with little modifications. Fingers crossed as this will be my first sako. Its hard not to go 6.5-06 since I have the reamer, dies and it would feed easy threw 06 mags. Figure the worse case scenario I can buy factory ammo. Should be a nice medium range rifle in a lite package. Might buy another and leave it in 6.5x55 for short range work.
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Old 10-31-2013, 10:57 AM
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Re: sako conversion to 6.5 x 284?

The rifle i had rechambered is a Sako 75 Finnlite with an IV Action. 6.5 X 55. Love the 284 and you will have no problems when you have yours rechambered. I have used mine hunting for the past three years. Find a good SMITH to do the work. Regards
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