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Old 09-04-2011, 10:46 PM
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6.5 build from Rem 700 308 action??

I have a Stainless 700 action with the new tubb replacement bolt in 308, any reason I cant rebarrel it to 6.5 creedmore??
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Re: 6.5 build from Rem 700 308 action??

I no nothing about the Tubb 308 replacement bolt but I do know that the 6.5 Creedmoor has the same head size as the 308Win. Specialty pistols (XP-100) in 7mmBR are re-chambered and re-barreled quite often to other cartridges with the same case head dimensions.
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Re: 6.5 build from Rem 700 308 action??

It will work just fine, however, I urge you to look strongly at the 6.5x47Lapua. It has a ballistic edge over the Crede and better brass is available (Lapua).
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Re: 6.5 build from Rem 700 308 action??

No problem.

Just a suggestion , but have you thought about the 260 Remington ? It is simply a 308 necked
down to 6.5 And ballistically the same.

No special dies are needed and ammo is readily available.

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Re: 6.5 build from Rem 700 308 action??

I am not a handloader(I know a sin here) so looking at commerial ammo the 6.5 superformance is cruising at 3010fps the fastest 260 I can find is 2950 from conely precision ammo unless someone knows of another source.
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Re: 6.5 build from Rem 700 308 action??

if you dont hand load the creed is a great choice.
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I am not a handloader(I know a sin here) so looking at commerial ammo the 6.5 superformance is cruising at 3010fps the fastest 260 I can find is 2950 from conely precision ammo unless someone knows of another source.

Cor-Bon has some that is 3000 ft/sec.

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