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Old September 7, 2001, 12:41 PM   #1
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Barrel reboring

I have a new model stainless Sako 75 in 30-06. Can any one tell me if it is possible to have it rebored to .338. If so what company does reboring? Thanks.
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Old September 7, 2001, 02:12 PM   #2
Mike Irwin
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Do you want a .338/06, or a .338 Win. Mag.?

If a .338/06, the barrel can be bored out, but it would probably be cheaper and easier just to have a new barrel mounted.

If you want a .338 Win. Mag., it's likely that a rifle chambered originally in .30-06 can't be converted to .338.
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Old September 8, 2001, 04:49 AM   #3
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Marshall, as Mike mentioned it will be much more economical to rebarrel but Cliff LaBounty does reboring. Since Dick Nickle passed away Cliff is the only one I know of and either a) he's not accepting any work right now or b) he only works on certain firearms. I can't remember which but I read that in a thread somewhere last week. Mark from Kahlua Custom mentioned getting rebore work done from somewhere but he didn't give a name. You might search for his website and e-mail him. George
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