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Old 08-24-2012, 02:52 AM   #11
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I thought er shaw made a 6.5-06 barrel ? And dose the 284 bolt face match up with a 06 ?
E R Shaw makes a 338-06 barrel ready to screw into the action. now they will probably make you a new barrel in 6.5-06 for it. and best i can tell the rim diameter is the same so the same bolt face should work. rim diameter seems to be .473 on both cartridges.
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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/
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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/
I seen I could change it to a 300wm but I figure it would be cheaper to buy a new one then switch everything out and im goin to have a smith do the barrel swap for me cuz im no gunsmith lol
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E R Shaw makes a 338-06 barrel ready to screw into the action. now they will probably make you a new barrel in 6.5-06 for it. and best i can tell the rim diameter is the same so the same bolt face should work. rim diameter seems to be .473 on both cartridges.
I might just get it in 6.5-284 cuz like you I can order a factory barrel and I looked at my reloading book they are the same I believe
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E R Shaw makes a 338-06 barrel ready to screw into the action. now they will probably make you a new barrel in 6.5-06 for it. and best i can tell the rim diameter is the same so the same bolt face should work. rim diameter seems to be .473 on both cartridges.
I might just get it in 6.5-284 cuz like you said I can order a factory barrel and I looked at my reloading book they are the same I believe
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I might just get it in 6.5-284 cuz like you said I can order a factory barrel and I looked at my reloading book they are the same I believe
nothing wrong with that. sounds like a good option. go back and read TXHillbilly's posting on installing the barrel. a very good read. he's goes into a lot of detail and is very well written.
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nothing wrong with that. sounds like a good option. go back and read TXHillbilly's posting on installing the barrel. a very good read. he's goes into a lot of detail and is very well written.
alright i will check it out thanks for all the help now i just need to get the money up to do it lol
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I would stay with the .30-06...............

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I would stay with the .30-06...............
Dont get me wrong I love my 06s but I want somthing different and flatter shooting then a good ol 06 and I have been looking at the 6.5-06 and 300 wm and I like the ballistics of both of them plus I have been here in California visting family and I shot my cusins 300 and I really liked it but seems how I live in Missouri I dont have much use for a 300 besides shooting groundhogs and targets lol
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Dont get me wrong I love my 06s but I want somthing different and flatter shooting then a good ol 06 and I have been looking at the 6.5-06 and 300 wm and I like the ballistics of both of them plus I have been here in California visting family and I shot my cusins 300 and I really liked it but seems how I live in Missouri I dont have much use for a 300 besides shooting groundhogs and targets lol
If you love your old 06, then would not the .25-06 be your logical chose being a lot cheaper & easier to find than ither the 6.5-06 or the .300 Win. Mag., just a thought..............
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