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Originally Posted by UpThePole
"Gunsmith" is not ! 6.55x55 requires a long action (look at any Tikka).
99.9% of 30-06 headsize actions will accept 6.5x55.
If any issue use Win or Rem brass that has .473 rim diameter.
Works just fine and with proper throat/twist is great with VLD bullets.
If building, go with 6.5x55 "AI" or 6.5x06.

ok , "a 6.5 CM can't be rebarreled to 6.55x55 "

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Perhaps it's time to seek another "gunsmith".


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I have a 6.5x47 Lapua on a long action Rem 700. Works quite well. No feeding problems.

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like has been sad just buy a different rifle ,probably be easiest and maybe cheapest way to go ?


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I have a .243 on a old 98 Mauser action. Feeds quite well


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Originally Posted by pete53
like has been sad just buy a different rifle ,probably be easiest and maybe cheapest way to go ?

the barrel is brand new and light weight , it is from "CHRISTENSEN ARMS MESA 6.5 CM TUNGSTEN BLACK 22 CA10280-H13211 "

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I barreled a 450 Bushmaster onto a Remington 700 30-06 action. The 450 wants to nosedive into the magazine instead of feeding into the chamber. Still haven’t tinkered with it yet but I suspect I can get it resolved.

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Originally Posted by saddlesore
I have a .243 on a old 98 Mauser action. Feeds quite well

Some years ago I bought an older custom rifle, probably built in the 1960s judging from the stock styling. It was a .243 with a 26" heavy barrel, built on an intermediate length Mexican Mauser action. In theory the shorter action should have fed .243s well--but did not. It took me half a day to get it to feed right.

Which is only one of many examples of how controlled-feed actions are harder to get to work correctly with certain cartridges than push-feed actions. But even PF actions can vary considerably with different rounds--which is why I suggested to the OP that trying a few 6.5 CMs would answer his question.


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My son-in-law has built several Remington 700 long actions with 6.5 Creedmoor remage barrels and they all fed fine

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Originally Posted by persiandog
Originally Posted by pete53
like has been sad just buy a different rifle ,probably be easiest and maybe cheapest way to go ?

the barrel is brand new and light weight , it is from "CHRISTENSEN ARMS MESA 6.5 CM TUNGSTEN BLACK 22 CA10280-H13211 "

No reason a 6.5CM won't work in a LA. Had a 721 with a 257 Rob. 722 bbl on it worked fine.

But why waste a long action on a CM ? So many better otions.


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Done a 260 in what was a 270 , no issues . Also 7BR ina short a tion with no modifications the mag ..

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sell it and buy a Tikka in 6.5 CM

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Or build a 6.5-06 and call it a day

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Had a Win Model 70 redone to a 6.5x55. No feeding issues. Did have a 6 BR on a 700 LA that fed with no consistency. It was redone on a SA.

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I’ve had mostly good luck rebarreling 700’s without modification. Though, I rebarreled a 30-06 to 6mm and the cartridges tended to pop out of the magazine on that 700. I’m not positive what the issue was, though I have an opinion. I rebarreled it again to 280 and it works fine.
I’ve rebarreled or rechambered to AI chamberings with no issue on 700’s - 280 to 280AI, 22-250 to 22-50 AI for examples.
Rebarreling a controlled feed with different cartridge shapes has been more of an issue for me. Going from a smaller diameter cartridge to a larger has meant removal of metal.
Not sure how going from a large cartridge to a smaller one would work on a controlled feed, I have not tried that. I’ve rebarreled 98 Mausers to 280 a couple of times with no issues or metal removable.
I bought a Winchester pre-64 chambered in 375H&H AI and it feeds fine with 375 or 375AI. Not sure what if any modifications the previous owner did to this rifle.
I bought a 35 Brown Whelen pre-64 Winchester that would not feed. Rather than removing metal I had the barrel set back and chambered 35 Whelen and it fed fine.

My recommendation is to re-read Mule Deer’s response, it’s spot on.

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What a clusterfuuck. If you go through and figure out what the question really is, you can then go through and find potentially relevant answers! Nice! laugh


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Might be Mtn Boomer but when a guy gets the 6.5 Creedmoor fever the easiest way to get it done is CASH rfn noooo downtime or wait...mb


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I pulled my 6.5CM barrel off its Tikka action and replaced it with a 26" McGowen 6.5X284 Norma shoulder fit barrel.The barrel is throated for 156 grain Bergers.I filed the bolt stop to make it a long action and use Tikka LA Mags.It feeds just fine and shoots great.


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Originally Posted by MtnBoomer
What a clusterfuuck. If you go through and figure out what the question really is, you can then go through and find potentially relevant answers! Nice! laugh

I think it's this: He has a Howa 1500 action in hand. He has a new Christensen Arms 6.5 CM Remington 700 Barrel in hand. He wants to put them together.

No go. Rem 700 threads are 1 1/16" x 16 tpi and the Howa action is threaded metric.


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