Originally Posted by bigdaddy573
I thought er shaw made a 6.5-06 barrel ? And dose the 284 bolt face match up with a 06 ?
If you are changing to the 6.5-06,the barrel/recoil lug/barrel nut is all that you'll need to change if the rifle is currently a 30/06.
You could also change it to a 300 WM,but you'll have to also change the bolt head out to the magnum bolt head.
You don't have to chnge the recoil lug or the barrel nut,but if I'm changing barrels,I always do.
An Action wrench,Barrel nut wrench,Go and No-Go gauges are all you'll need to do this yourself.
E.R Shaw does make the 6.5-06.They run around $240,but they are behind on production right now.I ordered a 7mm-08 and a 6.5 Creedmoor barrel back in March '12,and just got my 7mm-08 barrel.The 6.5 should be here next month from what I was told.
I got in on a group buy for these barrels,and only paid $158 for each barrel.They are both a 26" Stainless Varmint contour.
I just did a thread on installing the 7mm-08 barrel-http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f35/swapping-barrels-savage-70590/