Originally Posted by timmymic
This is exactly why I love this forum!
I was thinking about buying a 308 anD turning it into a 6.5 creedmoor but now leaning toward doing the same thing but wit the savage I currently have!
It is a model 11 in 7mm-08, is this possible or a good idea?
There are several choices for a simple barrel change (No action modifications) The 7/08 is a 308
necked down to 7mm. the 260 rem is a 308 necked down to 6.5 and the 243 is a 308 necked to 243
These are all basically spin offs of the 308 so they will all work in your action without any
modifications to it.
The 6.5 creedmoor is a good round and so is the 6.5x47 but are not the same parent case as the
308 and may not work as well unless installed by a smith.
I have built lots of the 6.5s and if you are going to do it your self I recomend the 260 rem.
All you will need is a barrel wrench for the savage barrel nut. (About $30.00) and a Head space
gauge for the 260 rem ($35.00) and a pre threaded and chambered barrel.
We can walk you through assembly if you need the help.
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