Rebarreling an M695
Hi Guys – I'm new to this forum, but I've read a lot of threads and really appreciate all the good info – Thanks! My question relates to rebarreling an M695 from .270 Win to .280 Rem (24″) to take advantage of the higher bc bullets that are available and also get a bit more velocity with the 24″.
I spoke to a local gunsmith about this and he told me that he thought he would be unable to get the old barrel off (even if two guys were on the breaker bar). He thinks the factory puts them on “hydraulically”. Is he correct on this? Or, does the barrel have left hand threads or something else he might be mistaken about??
His answer seems odd to me because I see other people routinely talking about replacing Tikka barrels. But, on the other hand, I do have a Steyr SSG69 where the barrel was shrink fitted to the action by the factory – so, anything is possible. Thanks in advance for your responses.
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