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Changing Cals

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Old 11-11-2012, 01:10 PM
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Changing Cals

When changing calibers what is really being changed? is it simply the barrel and bolt face???
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:31 PM
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Re: Changing Cals

Depends on what you're doing. 30-06 to 280 is just a new barrel. 30-06 to 300 win mag is new barrel, new bolt face, new feed rails and new extractor.

Don't forget new types of powders, primers, bullets, dies, brushes, patches, jags, rod, bore guide, etc....

With the rifle work and new equipment it gets real expensive And time consuming in a hurry.
Originally Posted by Broz View Post
Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

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