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6.5-284 rechamber 6.5-7wsm?

 
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:33 PM
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6.5-284 rechamber 6.5-7wsm?

I have a 6.5-284 on a remington 700 short action that the humanity botched I can't even get my slugs close to the lands. I'm thinking either having the chamber end of the barrel cut down and trying again or doing that and clambering it in the 6.5-7mm wsm. Any thoughts and advice for my predicament.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:54 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 rechamber 6.5-7wsm?

IMO they should both be in a LA. The 7 WSM all the more. Cut the chamber back or leave as is and fire single shot.
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:44 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 rechamber 6.5-7wsm?

Thanks for your input, sounds like the right idea. It doesn't bother me to single feed but not being able to touch my lands seems to me I could be missing out on my optimum seating depth for bergers
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Old 11-04-2013, 08:56 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 rechamber 6.5-7wsm?

The wsm uses a bigger bolt face than a 284 based cases. Have you thought about a 6.5x47 or 6.5 creedmoor?
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:59 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 rechamber 6.5-7wsm?

I have given both of those some thought, but I'm concerned with how much would need to be cut out of the chamber end of my barrel. I'm hoping to salvage the barrel I already have.
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Old 11-04-2013, 11:36 PM
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Re: 6.5-284 rechamber 6.5-7wsm?

Curious about why you think the bullet has to be touching the lands? My rifle likes the berger at .070 to .100 off. I have had success, at different depths as well, but the hunting VLD likes the jump for some reason. It doesn't bother me though. It is what it is. If it shoots why worry, right?
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Old 11-05-2013, 08:38 AM
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Re: 6.5-284 rechamber 6.5-7wsm?

Rechamber to the same 6.5-284, cutting off enough barrel to reach the lands.
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