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#6162574 - 01/30/16 06:40 PM RE barrel ??? can I do this?
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OK, so I can build another rifle.....OR.....shoot the crap out of this one.....then...re-barrel. This 6.5 Weatherby is really a "Hunting" rifle. BUT, Its so accurate at long range, I want to shoot it in F-Class and JG matches..

Question, with the long action, I wont have trouble re=barreling to 6.5 Creed...or something else.......will I??????



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#6162628 - 01/30/16 07:15 PM Re: RE barrel ??? can I do this? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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I do not understand your question.

Could you expand on this, provide a few more details about what you are wanting to do?
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#6162664 - 01/30/16 07:32 PM Re: RE barrel ??? can I do this? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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When I burn this 6.5 Weatherby barrel up, can I re-barrel to 6.5 Creedmoor with no problems
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#6162673 - 01/30/16 07:35 PM Re: RE barrel ??? can I do this? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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You'll need to rebarrel to a magnum (0.532) base cartridge.
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#6162718 - 01/30/16 07:58 PM Re: RE barrel ??? can I do this? [Re: syncerus]
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Originally Posted By: syncerus
You'll need to rebarrel to a magnum (0.532) base cartridge.


This
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#6162731 - 01/30/16 08:01 PM Re: RE barrel ??? can I do this? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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OIC!

Yes, syncerus hit the nail on the head. Once you've had your bolt face opened up for the magnum case, you can't make it smaller again unless you own a rifle with swap-able bolt-heads, like a Savage for example.

On the other hand, if you are replacing the barrel, there's nothing to prevent you from replacing the bolt and magazine at the same time. It would just be kind of pricey getting the work done.

If it were me, I would consider a "two rifle" solution.


Edited by charlesb (01/30/16 08:03 PM)
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#6162757 - 01/30/16 08:17 PM Re: RE barrel ??? can I do this? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Buy a Tikka and rebarrel it. peep
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#6162793 - 01/30/16 08:41 PM Re: RE barrel ??? can I do this? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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#6162806 - 01/30/16 08:49 PM Re: RE barrel ??? can I do this? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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But when that 6.5 Weatherby barrel goes south, rebarrel it for 28 Nosler.
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#6162809 - 01/30/16 08:52 PM Re: RE barrel ??? can I do this? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Sure you can get that changed out. PTG sells the new bolts either 1 piece or 2 piece, that and the barrel of your choice and magazine mods plus Gunsmith charges then have fun.
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#6163263 - 01/31/16 11:24 AM Re: RE barrel ??? can I do this? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Forgot about bolt face size. I want a rifle I can shoot matches with, re; 10 rounds in 10 minutes or faster. I think The Weatherby is too hot, that's why I was looking at the 6.5 Creed, less recoil too.

may have to start collecting parts for a build, or order one now and start the wait. or keep an eye out on various classifieds for a deal
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#6163273 - 01/31/16 11:37 AM Re: RE barrel ??? can I do this? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Creedmoor will shoot 10 rounds in one minute, with enough barrel. Axe me how I know. grin
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#6163284 - 01/31/16 11:47 AM Re: RE barrel ??? can I do this? [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
But when that 6.5 Weatherby barrel goes south, rebarrel it for 28 Nosler.


Or 26 nosler or another 6.5 weatherby

I wouldn't build a CM on anything but a short action. JMO

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#6163288 - 01/31/16 11:48 AM Re: RE barrel ??? can I do this? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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What are your numbers buzz on that 6.5 wby?

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#6163346 - 01/31/16 01:08 PM Re: RE barrel ??? can I do this? [Re: BOBO the Clown]
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Originally Posted By: BOBO the Clown
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
But when that 6.5 Weatherby barrel goes south, rebarrel it for 28 Nosler.


Or 26 nosler or another 6.5 weatherby

I wouldn't build a CM on anything but a short action. JMO



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