6.5 build from Rem 700 308 action??

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Dalebow, Sep 4, 2011.

  1. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    I have a Stainless 700 action with the new tubb replacement bolt in 308, any reason I cant rebarrel it to 6.5 creedmore??
    Thanks
    Dale
     
  2. chas3stix

    chas3stix Well-Known Member

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    I no nothing about the Tubb 308 replacement bolt but I do know that the 6.5 Creedmoor has the same head size as the 308Win. Specialty pistols (XP-100) in 7mmBR are re-chambered and re-barreled quite often to other cartridges with the same case head dimensions.
     

  3. CPGfan

    CPGfan Well-Known Member

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    It will work just fine, however, I urge you to look strongly at the 6.5x47Lapua. It has a ballistic edge over the Crede and better brass is available (Lapua).
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    No problem.

    Just a suggestion , but have you thought about the 260 Remington ? It is simply a 308 necked
    down to 6.5 And ballistically the same.

    No special dies are needed and ammo is readily available.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. Dalebow

    Dalebow Well-Known Member

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    I am not a handloader(I know a sin here:)) so looking at commerial ammo the 6.5 superformance is cruising at 3010fps the fastest 260 I can find is 2950 from conely precision ammo unless someone knows of another source.
     
  6. ZSteinle

    ZSteinle Well-Known Member

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    if you dont hand load the creed is a great choice.
     
  7. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Cor-Bon has some that is 3000 ft/sec.

    J E CUSTOM