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Thread: 6.5x55 barrel to fit savage

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    6.5x55 barrel to fit savage

    I've got a 7mm08 savage that I want to make 6.5x55.

    Anyone got a spare barrel lying around? Blued or stainless.

    Or where could I get one from?

    My 7mm08 barrel will be surplus and has had less than 30 rounds through it.

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    Probably cheaper just to buy a tikka.

    Criterion make pre-fits OR you go to trueflight etc and spend $1000+

    Criterion-Savage Northland Shooters Supply

    This guy brings in Criterion barrels but don't like your chances.

    http://www.nzrac.co.nz

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    Cheers, it was just a try on the off chance somebody had one lying around, not after anything fancy, it's a 400m max rifle that spends most of its time in the bush.

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    I just asked NZRAC about a Creedmore for a Savage. hes just put an order in to Criterion and it would be 14 week wait. cost about $450-550. Try MOA Engineering on FB . he quoted me 800 fitted for a Hardy barrel

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    260 or creedmore barrel and rechamber, is that possible?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ernie View Post
    I just asked NZRAC about a Creedmore for a Savage. hes just put an order in to Criterion and it would be 14 week wait. cost about $450-550. Try MOA Engineering on FB . he quoted me 800 fitted for a Hardy barrel
    MMMM hate seeing people disapointed bt I have been waiting for my Criterion AR barrel from him for 18 months... I am sure it's not his fault we are a small customer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Savage1 View Post
    Cheers, it was just a try on the off chance somebody had one lying around, not after anything fancy, it's a 400m max rifle that spends most of its time in the bush.
    Unfortunately the 6.5 x 55 cartridge has a bigger base so your bolt will need modding also unless you go .260 or 6.5 creedmore. Not cheap.

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    Bugger, I thought they had the same size bolt face, probably wouldn't be a hard mod anyway.

    The rifle is only worth $500 so not wanting to spend a lot on it, just like the 6.5x55, would be happy with a 6.5CM or .260., would probably ream it.

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    260 goes good man, better than x55 tbh

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    Winchester 6.5x55 brass would probably work in the 7mm 08 bolt face, euro brass would probably need it opened a little. no big problem.
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    Nothing wrong with .260, used a mates target .260 to ring the gongs at 600, 800 and 1200 m. NO I was not using a Dundee range finder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gibo View Post
    260 goes good man, but not as good as the x55 tbh
    FIFY Gibbo, thank me later.
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