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Rechambering from 25-06 to 243???

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Unread 02-13-2012, 03:53 PM
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Rechambering from 25-06 to 243???

I have a friend that has a 25-06 and wants to rechamber (rebarrel) to a 243 using the same action. Is this even possible?
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    Unread 02-13-2012, 03:59 PM
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    Re: Rechambering from 25-06 to 243???

    yes it is. contact a competent gunsmith for recommendations.
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    Unread 02-13-2012, 04:20 PM
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    Re: Rechambering from 25-06 to 243???

    mtbullet is right.

    However, I would also point out that 25-06 is a long action and 243 is generally a short action.

    Hence, you may have to replace or block in the magazine to keep the cartridges from sliding around fore and aft and to keep them feeding nicely.

    I'd probably be inclined to sell or trade for a short action if I was certain that I wanted to end up with a 243.

    What is he wanting to use it for once it's rebarrelled?

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    Re: Rechambering from 25-06 to 243???

    If I had a 25-06 barreled action (it's a long action), I wouldn't even consider a .243. I'd go with a 6mm Remington in a 1:8 twist barrel. Or better yet a 6mm Ackley. That way you get a better round with the ability to handle long high B/C bullets without sinking the bullet deep into the shoulder. Might also want to consider the .257 Ackley, as it a near perfect all around gun for large deer and smaller game.
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    Re: Rechambering from 25-06 to 243???

    a 6mm x 284 would work good on a long action and your still in the 243 family.
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    Re: Rechambering from 25-06 to 243???

    ...or, 6-06 and just neck down your existing 25-06 brass
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    Re: Rechambering from 25-06 to 243???

    Or he could buy my 6mm-280 stuff that is listed in the classified section and build a 6mm-280.
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