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Old 04-17-2018, 11:50 AM   #1
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.308 to 6.5 Creedmoor

I've been wanting to build a gun in 6.5 Creedmoor for awhile now and it got me thinking. Would it be possible to go to a LGS and buy a used .308 bolt action rifle and just get a new barrel for 6.5 creedmoor (there is an awesome custom barrel maker here in, WI)? Theoretically speaking I think it could work and I believe the only major thing I would have to swap out would be the barrel if I'm not mistaken. I would like to hear some thoughts if you have them. TIA!
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In a nut shell yes, that would work.
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I am not a qualified gunsmith but from what little knowledge I have. Head spacing would be important for accuracy. In my case I would probably have to pay somebody to install the barrel and do the bedding and headspacing. Unless of course I could find a good instructional video on Utube.
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Yes, they have the same bolt face
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