Short Actions Reusing .243 barrel with throat issues

Discussion in 'Sako Short Actions' started by 71Scamp, Sep 8, 2020.

  1. 71Scamp

    71Scamp Well-Known Member

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    Has anyone ever turned down a shot out .243 barrel to fit an L461/AI action and chambered it to 6x45? The 1:10 twist is correct and it seems like a logical move.


    OK, the white clad Sako purist may commence telling me that I would be a Sako sinner, but why not? It seems logical to me and isn't recycling what we're supposed to be doing? If, for some reason it won't work (shank diameter, etc.) please let me know.

    TY
    71Scamp
     

  2. Johan Lindh

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    The logical move would be to buy a new barrel since the cost is not in the barrel, but threading it and give it a new chamber.
     
  3. paulsonconstruction

    paulsonconstruction Sako-addicted

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    You would have to cut the entire 243 chamber off in order to chamber for the 6x45. You would then have no shank to thread for the L461 action. Nothing "logical" about it. Did you not notice the different action diameters of the L579 & the L461 as well as the different case diameters of the two cartridges??
     
  4. 71Scamp

    71Scamp Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for your input
     
  5. Johan Lindh

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    I'm sorry if I was a bit short and harsh. Trying to save money by using the seemingly easiest way is not allways so.

    If you're trying to save money, use a barrel nut configuration. The "best" is to have a competent smith replace it with a same contour blued chrome moly in caliber of your choice. Just make sure the bolt face fits the desired cartridge.
     
  6. lord frith

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    You mention 2 problems. An issue with the throat, and a shot-out barrel. Is it 1 or both, and what shank are we contemplating?
    Stephen
     
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    Johan Lindh Active Member

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    I think I'm wrongly quoted here...
     
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    No quotes anywhere I could read.
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