Thinking about doing it before an elk hunt comin' up...
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August 17, 2007, 10:47 PM
180 gr in .30-06 is plenty for elk. My uncle took plenty of big ones with a .270. Otherwise, no I haven't rebored a .30-06. I love her too much.
August 17, 2007, 10:53 PM
I know. The '06 is king, for sure. And Happy birthday too.
But I want a .338, and have 8 '06's...I just can't afford to buy a .338 win mag...And I like the .338-06 story...
August 17, 2007, 11:31 PM
I read the thread...went back to the front page...and something hit me like a ton of bricks.....
You have EIGHT .30-06s yet can't afford ONE .338? Durn, sell one .30-06! Problem solved!
August 17, 2007, 11:36 PM
Theres a couple of guys out this way that got into the .338-06. They did not re bore but rather re barreled. One was a Savage witch was the easiest, the other I think was a Ruger. Both shoot well and hit hard.
August 17, 2007, 11:43 PM
I am guessing that you reload, so ammo won't be an issue, I say go for it.
August 17, 2007, 11:44 PM
My name is Buckskinner, and I'm a gun addict.
I learned from my gramps and my dad: we accumulate, never sell our guns.
Well, I've traded off a few for more guns, but, I'd like to think that my Great Great Great Gramps, John Clark from SOUTH CAROLINA in 1763, would be happy that I had 8 '06's. Well, he'd probably tell me to sell 'em and buy more bottom land and have more sons, but heck, I"m a 20th century boy and I'm doing it for posterity!
August 18, 2007, 12:14 AM
I've talked to a Gunsmith in Vancouver about it, but have not actually done it yet.
There is someone in Eastern Washington that does the actual re-boring, but I don't remember the name.
If you don't want to just buy a .338win mag or .338 Federal, then I say go for it.
August 18, 2007, 12:54 AM
If you have a savage just pop the 06 barrel off and replace it with an Adams and Bennet 338-06 barrel
August 18, 2007, 02:06 AM
No Savage here. But trading for one might be a possibility.
The reboring candidates are: