Rebarrel 6.5cm to 7-08rem on Weatherby Vanguard

Dust1n

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I was wanting to Rebarrel 6.5cm to 7-08rem on Weatherby Vanguard Rifle.
How can a someone do this for a cheapest way possible?
Take it to a gunsmith a ream the barrel or get a new barrel and install it without doing any work to the action.

Thanks!
 

MHWASH

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Unless you're looking for a custom twist barrel, or planning to Ackley Improve the 7-08, you'd probably be money ahead to sell the 6.5 and buy a 7-08.
 

kota

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X2 on swapping rifles instead of barrels if you aren’t looking for something unique.

If that’s not an option, I would find a good/reputable smith first, then let them give some input. We have been using the same smith for a long time because of that (and he does great work).

Out of curiosity, what are you hoping to gain? Both cartridges are darn near interchangeable in terms of performance.
 

Unckebob

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I was wanting to Rebarrel 6.5cm to 7-08rem on Weatherby Vanguard Rifle.
How can a someone do this for a cheapest way possible?
Take it to a gunsmith a ream the barrel or get a new barrel and install it without doing any work to the action.

Thanks!

What are you planning to do with it?

The two cartridges are very close together in performance.
A few years ago, I went with a 6.5CM over the 7-08 solely because of ammo availability. I saw them as interchangeable.

Unless my barrel was shot out, I don't think I would make the swap from one to the other.
 

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