LSA-65 action for .257 Weatherby Mag???

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by NorthernWeatherby, Jan 6, 2010.

  1. NorthernWeatherby

    NorthernWeatherby Member

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    I have a Tikkakoski LSA-65 (Or Ithaca LSA-65) in 30-06 and was thinking of using the action for building a .257 Weatherby. Any thoughts?gun)
     
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  2. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

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    I'm not going to be much help. I have the same action that i have been contemplating building a 6.5x284 on. It will be interesting to see what people have to say.
     

  3. Tbone

    Tbone Well-Known Member

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    Hand-loaded .257Wby. ammo will be around 3.3" in length. Is your existing magazine-box long enough?

    Of course, the bolt-face will need to be opened-up for the larger rim diameter.

    I'm not an expert on changing calibers, but have you considered the 25-06 cartridge? It's slightly slower than the Wby., but the critters will not know the difference. And you can still use all those '06 cases.

    My $0.02,

    Jim
     
  4. NorthernWeatherby

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    The magazine will take 200grn Factory loads. I have also loaded this 30-06 up to the max recommended COL of 3.34”. I do not have the rifle in front of me right now, but am going under the assumption that the mag will be long enough. I will be getting out the calipers when I get home. Also I will get my hands on a few rounds in 257WBY from my Smith, and seeing how they fit. The LSA action is smooth, and the current 30-06 shoots the 165grn at about .4 MOA. I just have too many 30-06 rifles, so it is time to get some other cartridges going on the actions I am not using. I have considered the 25-06, but as you may be able to tell I am a little partial to Weatherby. gun)
     
  5. ittihu

    ittihu New Member

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    I am looking for a lsa 65 , Would you be be willing to sell yours
     
  6. ittihu

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    I'm loking to buy a lsa 65 ,would you sell it
     
  7. MN Hunter

    MN Hunter Well-Known Member

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    ittihu

    Sorry I am not looking to sell. The gun was given to me by my uncle. I have decided to leave it as is. Its a great shooter. Good luck in your search.
     
  8. NorthernWeatherby

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    Sorry I have been out of country for a while. The answer is no. I do not sell guns, I only buy them. The action, and mag are long enough, and there is a 26" Ron smith barrel on its way. gun)Good luck to anyone looking for one of these actions, in my humble opinion they are very smooth, and reliable.