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Rebarreling a Boltgun to 6.8 SPC

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by HB, Jan 12, 2010.

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  1. HB

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    After handling several 7.62x39 and .223 rifles built on Mini-Mauser actions, would it be possible to have a CZ 527 or Remington 799 rebarreled to 6.8 SPC?
    I would usually take a .243 over the 6.8 but as far as I know you can't fit a .308 length case into such an action. It seems it would be a very handy yet practical gun to use on whitetails to moderate ranges. In addition, I think the 6.8 is a superior cartrige to the 7.62x39 for deer. Whether this justifies the cost of a new barrel (and bolt head?), we shall see :D

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  2. ArmedBear

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    I certainly understand the appeal of the Mini Mauser, despite some possible issues like scope clearance.

    However, I think the cost of a new bolt head (custom-machined, I think) and a new barrel would be prohibitive compared to this:

    http://ruger.com/products/m77HawkeyeCompact/models.html

    Ruger offers a CRF action in a compact, light rifle, in 6.8, but also in 7mm-08 and .243.
     
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    Of the actions you mention you'll have to start with a .223 and have the bolt face machined out to spc size as a x39 is a goodly bit too large

    none of the mini mausers feature a swappable bolt head like a savage
     
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  5. R.W.Dale

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    A better option that would only require a new bbl on a x39 action would be either 6mmPPC or 6.5 Grendel
     
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    That sounds like a cool gun. The only appeal to me would be something different really. I've seen the Ruger compact but I guess its not as compact as it could be. For probably a lot less money and a very similar package would be a lightweight .243 but thats just not as fun.
    Thanks for the insight.
     
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