6.8 spc to 6.5x47 lapua on a 700

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  1. 13point

    13point Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering how much trouble it would be to go from a 6.8 spc to 6.5x47 lapua on a Rem. 700?
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I dont have the SAMMI dimensions on the 6.5x47 because they are in metric and I cant tell
    if the 6.5x47 is larger than the 6.8 SPC but it looks like it is . maybe someone has the dimensions
    in inches for a good comparison.

    If the case is larger and will clean up the 6.8 It should be easy to change to the 6.5x47.

    The 6.5x47 is a very good cartrige and would be worth the trouble.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    You would be looking at a full rebarrel and chanber job. The 6.8spc is a .277caliber and the 6.5x47 is a .264caliber.
     
  4. EddieHarren

    EddieHarren Well-Known Member

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    The 6.8 SPC is based on the old 30 Rem. case. It is smaller than a 6.5x47. I have never had a SPC bolt in my hand so I don't know the diameter of the BF but, I'd guess that it is smaller.
     
  5. 13point

    13point Well-Known Member

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    Yeah,

    I think the bolt face is smaller. I guess this would be the biggest problem. If I can't trade for this one really cheap, I might wait for something better to show up. I don't think you guys like to mess with opening up the BF.

    Thanks for the info!
     
  6. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    6.8 SPC
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    The bolt face will have to be opened up and a Sako extractor installed or a PTG bolt installed and re barreled feed rails on the action may need milling also
     
  7. 13point

    13point Well-Known Member

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    Thanks again for the information. I'll keep you guys posted if the trade happens.
     
  8. Jerry M

    Jerry M Well-Known Member

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    You might be better off to trade or sell the 6.8 action or rifle for a standard (.308) boltface action or rifle if you are going to that cartridge.
     
  9. Camshaft

    Camshaft Well-Known Member

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    Why not just run the high bc matrix bullets in the 6.8spc and when the barrel is shot out then worry about it.