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BlkHawk73

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Ok, a year or two ago, I got a #1 in .30-06 at a good price since the stock had been cut down 3/4" or so. Not bad as it still fit. Bought it as a host for a rechambering to .300 H&H. Now that this chambering is to become a factory reality in a cataloged model, I'm wondering what exactly can be done with these. Is there others besides SSK doing different things to these? Never looked past my original plan. :lol:
 

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Any round based on a long action, that is big or bigger than a .300 can be rebored an rechmbered on your rifle. that incudes .35 Whelen, .338 Federal, .338-06, 9.3x62, etc.... Magnums will require a magnum extractor but that is no big deal.

Add a serious recoil pad and you wil get back a lot of the 3/4" too.

wunbe
 

BlkHawk73

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Whatever it becomes, it'll likely be in a classic chambering. Thought about .38-55 but also thought go something along the lines of .30-30 or .35 Rem. Have to wait, do some net surfing and see what others have done for ideas.
 

gewehrfreund

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38-55 is good, but I don't think it can be done in a 30-06 barrel ('06 is larger just ahead of the rim?). How about some other "classics" - 38-56WCF, 33 Win., 348 Win.?
 

BlkHawk73

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I'd obviously have to re-barrel in some cases. This got me thinking...why not simply send it to Newport and have the factory rebarrel it? I know they won't do anything that'll result in a non-cataloged configuration so that limits me but I can proberly be content with one of their standard chamberings. Guess it's worth a call. :)
 

DanManRn

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Any idea of what this rifle will sell for? It is listed in the 2010 catalog, and I sure want one.

Thanks!

Dan
 

BlkHawk73

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DanManRn":zfsdfp46 said:
Any idea of what this rifle will sell for? It is listed in the 2010 catalog, and I sure want one.

Thanks!

Dan

Same as any other #1 will. It's not a special distributor run this time.
 

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