Setting back a 6.5-284 barrel, rechamber to 264 WM?
I picked up a 31" Palma contour Krieger barrel in 6.5-284 that had about 750 rds through it according to the owner who shoots F class (I think) and rebarrels every year. It is currently threaded for a Stolle action but has a nice long shank on it and is of standard diameter 1.25" or so. I bought it with the thought of having the threads cut off and having it threaded for a Rem 700 and chambered to 264 Win mag. It is 1 in 8" twist and was well cared for.
My question is, what percentage of barrel life could I reasonably expect compared to a new barrel when I would be essentially reaming out a whole new chamber and throat area about 1.5-2" deeper?
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