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Old 11-13-2022, 7:15 PM
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Default Ruger Precession rifle caliber swap?

Hello! (New here) I have a Ruger precision rifle chambered in 6mm. I would like to convert it to 308. I believe its a bolt and barrel swap. My question. Is there anyone on the forum that has a 308 and would like to trade? 308 for my 6mm setup. or sell? Thanks!

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Old 11-13-2022, 8:26 PM
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Probably just cheaper in the long run to sell it and buy one in .308
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Old 11-13-2022, 9:44 PM
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.308 has the same boltface as 6mm Creedmoor. You only have to change the barrel, which you might be able to do yourself. If not, should be easy for a gunsmith.
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Also the barrel is about $450

Think about 6.5 Creedmore.
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Old 11-14-2022, 7:58 AM
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Any reason to go to 308 from 6mm? Seems like everyone else is moving towards a 6mm load. As for barrel swaps Randall aka @ar15barrels here on CalGuns would be my go to.
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Hello! (New here) I have a Ruger precision rifle chambered in 6mm. I would like to convert it to 308. I believe its a bolt and barrel swap. My question. Is there anyone on the forum that has a 308 and would like to trade? 308 for my 6mm setup. or sell? Thanks!

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It's just a barrel swap.
The bolt remains the same.
I have swapped a few Ruger Precision Rifle barrels out.
People are usually removing the factory barrel to put a higher quality aftermarket barrel on.
You might find some factory 308 barrels on ebay or gunbroker from people that removed them.
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Any reason to go to 308 from 6mm?
Easier ammo availability for people that do not reload and do not need to shoot past 1000yds.
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Check on the Ruger forum. Bigger audience and someone may have a take off barrel or want to swap.

https://www.rugerforum.com/

Barrels from Proof Research - https://proofresearch.com/barrels/ruger-pre-fit/

There is a .243 barrel on GunBroker https://www.gunbroker.com/item/956990114 buy it now 500 bidding started yesterday at 375 https://www.gunbroker.com/item/956990114

You might also be able to buy direct from Ruger - but it they consider it a part that needs to be fitted they won't sell it to you - only drop in parts.
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holly molly thanks guys! Yes its budget for me. I cant afford to shoot it with 6mm and my only range access is 300 yard max. thanks for the info!
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I went exactly the opposite direction dumped all.of my 308 rifles a few years ago. Factory 6.5 and 6mm rounds are damm near the same cost as 308
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Old 11-16-2022, 1:50 PM
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Yup you can do this as they (6mm and 308) have the same bolt face. All you really need is a basic AR-15 armorers wrench (magpuls worked for me), a new barrel, a barrel vice, and some Go/No-Go gauges to get the headspace right. Some folks don't bother with the gauges, but I figured it was worth the $60 to know it's good to GO.

There are some videos online to show you the process better. Never changed a barrel before, but it was pretty easy with the RPR rifle.
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Some of it has to do with warranty. If they sell you certain parts they say must be fitted then when the gunsmith does it your warranty would remain intact for everything else since they state a competent gunsmith can change the barrel. They wouldn't warranty the barrel but the rest would still be covered.

If they sell you the part they say must be fitted, no doubt the adjustable wrench and JB weld crowd would be demanding warranty fixes for the botched receivers that of course had nothing to do with something the owner did wrong.

Buy a S&W anything and swap the barrel yourself and see if they cover any part of that firearm under warranty. They won't.

Same with Ruger. Try to buy a replacement barrel from them.



RPR barrels aren't hard to find, people that swap out unused barrels for a different cartridge are out there and will often sell theirs for easy money. Swap it out yourself and then you'll be able to replace the barrel as needed. Shot a bunch and you'll want to do that anyway.



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thanks for the help guys, I under stand because of scammers and stuff I tried to list for trade or sell on some forums including Ruger forms etc. and I have to be a much more active user to be able to list or share it. I will try to find a facebook group or something.

Calguns is a really nice community! I asked for some advise in other forums and wow!!
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SGammo.com has ammo for $27 a box. That's not a lot more than .308 that has high quality bullets.
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SGammo.com has ammo for $27 a box. That's not a lot more than .308 that has high quality bullets.
Their 6.5 page states they cannot ship to California (actually on every direct page for their ammo I believe says that). Maybe they are LEO friendly with creds - I honestly dont remember. In their FAQ it doesnt mention they will not ship to CA though ....
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Their 6.5 page states they cannot ship to California (actually on every direct page for their ammo I believe says that).
Maybe they are LEO friendly with creds - I honestly dont remember.
In their FAQ it doesnt mention they will not ship to CA though ....
SGammo does not ship ANY ammo to CA.
sigstroker is not in CA so he does not care that his advice is useless to the vast majority of this site.
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Got mine, first Gen. In 308 and topped with Burris XTR...so much fun. Tried all different types of ammo and it's happiest with Federal Premium Gold Medal 168 Grain Sierra MatchKing Hollow Point Boat Tail. Play all day long at 700-800 yards. 3' Dia. Metal plate @ 1000 yards. Not so much a competition gun but sure is fun.
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DVOR has timney trigger on sale for $197... free shipping until 11:59 (cent time) ...

Anyway, I ordered one - gets good reviews... does anyone here have experience with that trigger?
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