How big can I go with a 30-06 action?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by albertakid, Apr 29, 2010.

  1. albertakid

    albertakid Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    270
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    I just picked up a donor 700 action how big can I go with a 30-06 action and what are the best choices I was thinking 6.5-284...any suggestions
     
  2. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    4,380
    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2008
    good choice you can go all the way to 338 lapua with the action the bolt face is what will hold you back but you can get a new bolt body from midway or brownells. have the bolt face opened up or replace the bolt with a ptg bolt.
     

  3. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    991
    Joined:
    Mar 17, 2002
    6.5x284 is a good chose I just chambered a couple last week for a customers and they are shooting good what are you going to hunt with it.
     
  4. albertakid

    albertakid Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    270
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2007
    elk and steel