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Some rebarrel questions

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Old 07-10-2007, 07:05 PM
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Re: Some rebarrel questions

Joe is right the 338-06 is another option and I think that A-square offers ammo for it , not but a baby step behind the 338 Win mag , an Elk would never tell the differance.
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Old 07-10-2007, 09:35 PM
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Re: Some rebarrel questions

You might even consider a 35 Whelen, I've never heard anyone that has one complain about it.
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Old 07-11-2007, 12:20 AM
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Re: Some rebarrel questions

Thanks for your answers.

I know I have to open the bolt face and have allready talked to the smith about it. So 338 WM is tha way I go, or 300 WM, or 7mm RM... :-)
I want a decent flat shooter for longer ranges, with plenty of power for elk and hogs. I reload my selfe so ammunition isīn much of a problem.
// Johan
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Old 07-14-2007, 03:09 AM
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Switch Barrel

Hi i would look at the 338/06 Improved. It will get you close to the 338 win mag and still give you the ability to use the 30/06 in the came action without having to modify the magazine if switching the barrels. I would get the 30-06 barrel rechambered to 300WSM if opening the boltface and mag modifications or just leave the boltface as is. Another great round for you would be the 376 steyr necked to 338 this will give you 338 Win mag performance but it has a larger diameter body like a 284 win or .500 as aposed to .470 on the 06 case.

I think you will have to work out exactly the case diameters you want to use. A good compromise would be a 30-284 and the 338-376 Steyr as they are the same diameter and would both fit the same boltface and feed through the same magazine.

Cheers Bill
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Old 07-14-2007, 10:00 PM
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always do what you want.......

i am working on two builds right now. moneys tight, but when is it not :mad:
the one im working on right now is a 7 rem mag. but the nest one in planning is a k. khal turk mauser 338-06, or ackley maybe. i like the ballistics. but... i say, and have heard, alwasy do what you want... if you dont, you WILL regret it.
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Old 07-15-2007, 01:55 AM
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I cant afford a switch barrel system right now, besides the 30-06 is in poor condition so itīs no use in have it rechamberd.

The magazine feeds 338 rounds as it is right now, but only holds 3 of them. (Which is ok for me)
The smith told me he wount charge me for opening up the bolt face since im an old customer to him.

I want flutes on the barrel and that was more expencive then I thought, $45 / flute (Dont know how many flutesI want yet, it all comes down on looks ;-) )

A Holland brake would be nice but right now money is tight.
// Johan
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Old 07-17-2007, 05:36 PM
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Right when I had decided to rebarrel the old stick starts to shoot and are easy to clean. A good job with JB bore paste did the work.
I guess it will live on as a 30-06 this year after all.
// Johan
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