VZ24 which caliber

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Bgravitt, Nov 30, 2009.

  1. Bgravitt

    Bgravitt New Member

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    I currently have a VZ24 chambered in 30.06. It has been sporterized and has a decent trigger and stock for my needs. I have a Remington in the 30.06and it shoots very well. While the 30.06 is a multipurpose round for most deer hunters, I don't see a need for another .06. Which caliber would some of you VZ24 fans choose. Being that my knowledge for gunsmithing and what could work in very limited, I don't know if I need to stay in the .30 caliber rounds or not. So any suggestions is more than welcome.

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    BGravitt
     
  2. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    You can make a very simple rebarrel to 25/06, .270,.280, or even 35 whelen with no other changes. Does 1 of those cartridges "light your fire"? You could also convert to a short action cartridge with some minor magazine work.
     

  3. Bgravitt

    Bgravitt New Member

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    Thanks for the info. The 25.06 has been on the mind as of lately but also the .280 has also appealed to me. I can always find a need for a new firearm.

    Would I have to worry about headspacing in the chamber? If I had know that it is as simple as you have said I would've done this a long time ago. Thanks again.

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  4. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Yes you always have to headspace any bolt action rifle when changing the barrel out.