.308 Tikka T3 to 6.5×55 SWE ?
Hi All, relatively young shooter here (go easy on me!). Greetings from KS!
My first Tikka was a T3 Scout .308. It's been great to introduce me into precision shooting. So great that it convinced me I needed a TAC A1.
When it gets in, I'll have 2 rifles in the same caliber for vaguely the same purpose. The T3's been shot enough there's no sense in selling it. Since it has a fair bit of sentimental value, I'd like to try and convert it into 6.5×55 so it can live on as something a little rarer. (I already have an 1896 Mauser in 6.5×55) and would like to not stock a new ammo)
I'm still young and learning how all these things work, but from the pages I've read, the difference in bolt face is negligible for the 2 cases, and given the T3 is a long action, I'm GTG on that. Is that right?
New Krieger Barrel on the action, throw it into an XLR Element Chassis and would then need to feed it AICS Long Action P-Mags, right?
Greatly appreciate your help! (If this is indeed possible, would love gunsmith recommendations in KS if anyone has any…most seem to not want to work on anything that isn't a Rem 700. )
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