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Thread: Can you convert a t3 308 to 284?

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    Can you convert a t3 308 to 284?

    Probably seems like a dumb question to most on here but...enlighten me.

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    Yep, with a rebarrel.

    Cheaper to start with a 7mm08 tho, then it's just a rechamber.

    With either, you can also change to a long action mag and bolt stop to be able to get the most out of the 284 by seating the bullets out further.

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    Look for a cheap 7mm08 Tikka T3 on Trademe, they come up from time to time. Re-chamber that with a long bolt stop and you have arguably a rather capable rifle. Brass isn't too cheap, but if you don't chop the barrel its good to 1000y

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    It's ok if you want a 30-284 but if you were after a 7mm-284 or 6.5-284 would need the appropriate caliber barrel to start with or you already had the T3 and wanted custom 284 barrel put on?

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    Looking at getting a t3 for a good price but in 308, wanting to go 284 and the plan was always to go custom barrel even if I had a 7mm

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    You probably be better to buy a long action cartridge one to start with. Then you won't need a new magazine and bolt stop. There is a reasonably priced 270 on tardme at the moment.

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    If you are getting a new barrel the easiest option is a 270, 25-06, 30-06 etc as then the magazine is already long and bolt stop done.

    You could also make it work with a 243, 7-08, 308, 260 etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HB. View Post
    Looking at getting a t3 for a good price but in 308, wanting to go 284 and the plan was always to go custom barrel even if I had a 7mm
    Out of interest, what's your reason for wanting an aftermarket barrel?

    Factory tikka barrels are pretty good.

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    Just going off a bit of advice really. If I can get this 308 for a good price then I'm saving at least $300 which will take a fair chunk out of a barrel. The mag isn't an issue as I would want to go 5 clip regardless so only thing extra would be the bolt stop?

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    Slightly off track here but does the T3 6.5x55 have the long mag/bolt stop?
    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shearer View Post
    Slightly off track here but does the T3 6.5x55 have the long mag/bolt stop?
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    Quote Originally Posted by HB. View Post
    Just going off a bit of advice really. If I can get this 308 for a good price then I'm saving at least $300 which will take a fair chunk out of a barrel. The mag isn't an issue as I would want to go 5 clip regardless so only thing extra would be the bolt stop?
    Only need the bolt stop, you can modifying the existing one, but gun works sell replacement ones that are stronger than the factory one, not that I've ever had any issues.

    The factory Tikka barrels are held in high regards by most people, they are made by Sako. If you are going to a aftermarket barrel the same length and contour as the factory one, you would save a lot of money by just going for a re-chamber. If it's a heavy or a long barrel you are after, obviously the factory one is no good (unless it's a varmint).

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    Why 284?

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    Quote Originally Posted by matto1234 View Post
    Why 284?
    Why not?
    Experience. What you get just after you needed it.

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    ^^^ what he said...genuinely interested to hear any negatives. I want a setup nice and light, easy to carry that can push out to 500/600 yards if needed.

 

 

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