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6x45 build questions

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by bachekermooni, Oct 2, 2012.

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  1. bachekermooni

    bachekermooni Member

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    I have been daydreaming about building one of these - in a bolt action. I want it to be light weight to use for MN deer and coyotes. I want the bbl to be a max of 22" - 20" preferred. I will be using either the 65 or 75 gr V-max for coyotes and the Speer 85 gr SPBT for deer.
    My questions:
    1. What donor 223 rifle/action should I use?
    2. Should I re-barrel or re-bore?
    3. Which gunsmith do you recommend?
    4. If re-barreling, which make?
    5. What twist?
    Thanks in advance.

    PS - price is important. No four figure $ actions
     
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  2. LoonWulf

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    i have a 6x47 built on a 700 adl. its got a 24" tube but otherwise is pretty much what you are looking for. ershaw did the barrel and lapped my action. the work was done well and fairly cheep i can recomend them.

    given a choice i think id use the savage 25 or a mini mauser action next time.
     
  3. bachekermooni

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    Thanks. Who makes a mini mauser action?
     
  4. 7.62 Nato

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    I believe CZ has the mini mauser action. I have an AR in 6x45. I've considered getting a used Savage in .223 because it only takes a rebarrel that doesn't require a gunsmith, or machining.
     
  5. W.E.G.

    W.E.G. Member

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    You can just buy a whole new gun in .243 Winchester for what you are likely to spend putting together a 6x45 you can be proud of.

    Check Buds.
    Buncha bolt gun .243's for $300

    I'm just sayin....
     
  6. bachekermooni

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    I have seriously considered buying the .243. I have one in a TC Encore handgun 15" bbl.
    I just want a light weight, small, quick handling, low recoil rifle. Perhaps in some selfish way I want to have a custom rifle. Plus my nieces and nephews could use this little rifle.
     
  7. brian923

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    as the 243 is an awsome round, and one I want, I like the 6x45. Ive always wanted to build. you get good bullet choice, good velocity, and cheap loading components. as to a donor rifle, id pick up a used savage short action. you can buy the aftermarket barrel, barrel wrench, headspace gauges and do the swap yourself. its really easy....... I think I kniw what my next builds gonna be..... after all my other projects I have yet to finish...:evil:
     
  8. W.E.G.

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    A 30-30 with a soft butt pad, and mild-loaded 125-grain bullets would be cheaper, and could be easily sized to fit smaller folks. Kids who can't handle a full-size rifle probably aren't taking any long shots anyway.

    The 6x45 is a decent round.
    I spent a lot on building one on an AR15. The novelty wore off pretty quickly.
     
  9. bachekermooni

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    That is my fear.
     
  10. mnhntr

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    I would just go .243 and be done, without spending a bunch of cheddar for a custom to do the same thing. I do not know what area of MN you are in but I would recommend Skip at Lone Oak Gunsmithing in Brainerd for any gun work. If you are set on a build the easiest way would be to get a Savage 10 or 12 action and rebarrel which you could do on your dining room table. No gunsmith required for Savage builds.
     
  11. bachekermooni

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    Thanks for the advise. I live in Burnsville. I am not sure the Mrs will allow dining room table upgrade, but I have a spot I can use ;-)
     
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