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6.5x55 build

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by crowsnest2002, Sep 25, 2008.

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  1. crowsnest2002

    crowsnest2002 Member

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    I was just wondering if any of you guys could put me in the direction of an article on building a 6.5x55 with a remingon 700 action, including the info on the whole process. I'd appreciate the leads..

    Barry
     
  2. skinewmexico

    skinewmexico Member

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    Nope. But if you change the action to Savage, I can help.
     
  3. USSR

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    Send a M700 standard long action to your smith, tell him to put on a high quality barrel of a suitable length and contour, and then put it in a McMillan stock. BTW, my 6.5x55 build consists of the following:

    Winchester Classic action
    28" AMU contour Obermeyer barrel
    McMillan Prone stock
    Speed Lock FP & spring
    Jewell trigger
    Williams one-piece steel TG & FP
    Badger 20MOA base and rings
    Built by Terry Cross

    Don
     
  4. Horsemany

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    It's quite common to go around the smiths and send the action right to the barrel mfg. For instance Hart or Shilen will install their barrel on your action for around $300 to $400. THat includes squaring the action, lapping the bolt lugs etc. So basically they could install a match grade barrel and accurize your action for around $700 to $800. Get one in bead blasted stainless and you don't need to have anything reblued. Get an inletted stock of some kind and have a smith do the final fitting and a glass bed job.

    It's hard for a gunsmith to compete with the barrel mfg. for price since Hart and Shilen install barrels and square receivers all day every day. Are you looking for a bench gun or hunting rifle?
     
  5. NCsmitty

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    Here's a small article on basic installation.
    http://www.gunsandhunting.com/Midway_March.html

    You will need a long action M700 to convert, otherwise you will be limited in bullets that can be used due to the magazine length. Unless you have some experience with tools and gauges, I would suggest having a reputable gunsmith make the conversion. Most can make it with the original barrel contour to match your old stock, should you choose to use it. Just choose one of the brand name barrel makers, depending on how much you want to spend.

    NCsmitty
     
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