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Unread 10-17-2013, 10:18 PM
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Rechambering from 260 Rem to 6.5-06

I have a shilen pre-fit in 260 rem that I got from another person here that is new never fired. I was thinking about rechambering to 6.5-06 It seems pretty strait forward to me but would like some Input as I'm not a gunsmith and have'nt any experiance with such things.
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    Unread 10-18-2013, 08:42 AM
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    Re: Rechambering from 260 Rem to 6.5-06

    It won't work. A 260 case has less taper than an 06 case. You would have to cut off the existing chamber and make a new one.
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    Unread 10-18-2013, 09:51 AM
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    Re: Rechambering from 260 Rem to 6.5-06

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    It seems pretty strait forward to me but would like some Input as I'm not a gunsmith and have'nt any experiance with such things.
    That right there would tell me don't do it. Secondly you should always compare reamer prints between the 2 to see if you need to set back to clean it up. You probably should go with a 6.5x284 if you want it cleaned up or a 6.5-06AI.
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    Unread 10-18-2013, 12:53 PM
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    Re: Rechambering from 260 Rem to 6.5-06

    Thanks guys I will check out the reamer profiles thanks a bunch.
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    Unread 10-20-2013, 12:57 PM
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    Re: Rechambering from 260 Rem to 6.5-06

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    I have a shilen pre-fit in 260 rem that I got from another person here that is new never fired. I was thinking about rechambering to 6.5-06 It seems pretty strait forward to me but would like some Input as I'm not a gunsmith and have'nt any experiance with such things.
    The others are right, as the "06" will not clean up. Of course you could go with the Ackley. You might also think about the 6.5x55AI or the 6.5x57AI. They'll clean up. The 6.5x57AI will do about 2950 fps with a 140 grain bullet. Cases are nothing but .257AI necked up to 6.5. There are a few guys using it for long range target shooting right now, and it works very well. The one advantage of these two rounds is when shooting very long bullets you have plenty of room in the mag well. Another beauty to look at is the .270WSM necked down to 6.5mm. Your looking at about 3150 fps in a short action with a 140 grain bullet. This one is easy, and there's almost no fire forming issues. Of course you could do the samething with the Remington 7mm SAUM. Neither one will show much case shrinkage on fire forming, and both look to be winners. Although the 6.5WSM is a little more common.
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    Re: Re chambering from 260 Rem to 6.5-06

    Am I reading this post wrong ?

    It looks like he wants to take a 260 and re-chamber it to a 6.5x06 . If so, It will work with little or no tenon loss with a 6.5
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    Re: Rechambering from 260 Rem to 6.5-06

    J E that is correct I want to take my barrle from a 260 to the 6.5-06 but as of right now I might go with the 260 AI as I have brass for the 260 already. I have another ? I have seen the you tube videos of people doing the rechamber there selves Is it really that easy becouse this is something I'm enterested in trying.

    Thanks for all the help guys.
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