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Old 12-10-2022, 09:40 PM
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Default Turning a 6.5cm into a 7-08 or .308

Is it possible to turn a 6.5cm into a 7-08 or 308 with minimal work?
Not looking for a new barrel, Iíd rather have the barrel drilled out and rifled.
Just wondering my options
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Old 12-10-2022, 09:49 PM
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Itís probably far cheaper and easier to swap barrels
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Old 12-10-2022, 09:56 PM
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The cheapest is a take off barrel, if you can find one. A lot of gunbuilders and gunsmiths have take offs around.
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What rifle is it?
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Old 12-10-2022, 10:15 PM
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Weatherby Vangaurd II
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Old 12-10-2022, 10:16 PM
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Just wondering what is going to be the advantage of going from 6.5cm to7/08 or 308.
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Old 12-10-2022, 10:26 PM
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If you are looking for a little more zip consider rechambering to 6.5-284.
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Old 12-11-2022, 06:39 AM
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Is it possible to turn a 6.5cm into a 7-08 or 308 with minimal work?
Not looking for a new barrel, Iíd rather have the barrel drilled out and rifled.
Just wondering my options
I won't ask why, but wil offer this:
Easily done, but a rebore is not always the best , or cheapest solution.
A rebarrel certainly is in most cases.
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Old 12-11-2022, 07:38 AM
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Barrel swap is the easiest and probably the cheapest way to go.
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Old 12-11-2022, 08:24 AM
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Unless you're lucky enough to find a take off Vanguard barrel, the least expensive and likely the easiest option would be to sell the 6.5CM and replace it with the same rifle in your preferred calibre/cartridge.
New blank $500.00 or so, gunsmithing $150.00- $350.00 depending who you use, plus shipping/ fuel costs.
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Old 12-11-2022, 08:27 AM
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If you are looking for a little more zip consider rechambering to 6.5-284.
I think that might be a bit more complicated.
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Old 12-11-2022, 08:37 AM
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I think that might be a bit more complicated.
6.5x284 case is larger diameter and a tad longer, so shouldn't be an issue.
As far as magazines go, the mad should be able to be adjusted to accept the 6.5X284 case I would think.
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6.5x284 case is larger diameter and a tad longer, so shouldn't be an issue.
As far as magazines go, the mad should be able to be adjusted to accept the 6.5X284 case I would think.
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It would require a different follower no doubt. Not sure about the mag well. Would the receiver work with the fatter cartridge? Bolt might be same.
Just saying might be easier to go with 308 or 7-08.
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Old 12-11-2022, 09:51 AM
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Bolt face diameter is fine for 6.5-.284 but I think you'd have to put an extended mag box conversion to fit the longer case with 140 grain seated out far enough to not take up case capacity. It could be done of course.

I think a long action would be the way to go with 6.5-.284.
Sticking with a SA cartridge, which the OP inquired about is still the easy button
Just my thoughts on the subject. YMMV
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Old 12-11-2022, 10:08 AM
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Easiest cheapest fastest way is sell the rifle and buy a new one in the cartridge of your choice.
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Old 12-11-2022, 10:16 AM
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Easiest cheapest fastest way is sell the rifle and buy a new one in the cartridge of your choice.
x100, plus you could probably make money selling the pumpkin spiced latte and buying a Timís regular (308).
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Old 12-11-2022, 10:54 AM
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x100, plus you could probably make money selling the pumpkin spiced latte and buying a Timís regular (308).

Ouch, bro...!
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x100, plus you could probably make money selling the pumpkin spiced latte and buying a Timís regular (308).
Pffft regular...I prefer Dark roast(7-08)
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Old 12-11-2022, 11:23 AM
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Ouch, bro...!
Hey, I have two pumpkin spiced lattes lol
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Old 12-11-2022, 11:34 AM
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I just donít understand why anyone would actually go from a rifle that defies gravity to a rifle that doesnít.
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Old 12-15-2022, 03:54 AM
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I just donít understand why anyone would actually go from a rifle that defies gravity to a rifle that doesnít.
Might have something to do with the fact that the 308 is old news and as such reloading component can be had for a song compared to anything that has a "mm" in the name
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Old 12-15-2022, 05:46 AM
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I just donít understand why anyone would actually go from a rifle that defies gravity to a rifle that doesnít.
Maybe he cut his man bun off....
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Old 12-23-2022, 12:39 AM
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Is it possible to turn a 6.5cm into a 7-08 or 308 with minimal work?
Not looking for a new barrel, Iíd rather have the barrel drilled out and rifled.
Just wondering my options
NO ! it has to have a NEW barrel as the CALIBER is different for ALL 3 cartridges !
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Old 12-23-2022, 06:45 AM
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NO ! it has to have a NEW barrel as the CALIBER is different for ALL 3 cartridges !
Yes it can in fact be done. I mentioned a rebore I. Post #8. However a rebarrel is a better idea .
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Old 12-23-2022, 08:37 AM
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there's a 7/08 carbonlight for sale in the buy and sell
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Old 12-23-2022, 09:13 AM
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easiest cheapest fastest way is sell the rifle and buy a new one in the cartridge of your choice.
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Yes it can in fact be done. I mentioned a rebore I. Post #8. However a rebarrel is a better idea .
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Well then if you call removing a barrel and reboring it and rechambering it ďMINIMAL ď ! GIDDY UP RJ
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Old 01-29-2023, 12:57 AM
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Need to know why you want to go to a 7mm-08 or 308 before I can offer a suggestion.
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Old 01-29-2023, 09:22 AM
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x100, plus you could probably make money selling the pumpkin spiced latte and buying a Timís regular (308).
That. Made my morning! Haha!

To the op, are you looking to change it because ammo is easier to find?

I would agree with the buy and sell or rebarrel it.

I feel like boring it could limit the integrity of you barrel. Not a gunsmith but seems like less material than factory might not be the most wise.
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Old 01-29-2023, 09:24 AM
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How about 6.5CM to 6.5PRC?

Can that conversion be done by a gunsmith?
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