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    Caliber change

    I have a 243 weather warrior, I want to change calibers on. Can it be made into a 6.5 PRC?
    I plan on a new barrel, but wasn't sure if a short action would work.

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    Best bet is to do a search for “6.5 PRC cartridge length” and a second one for “6.5 PRC rim diameter.

    The first should confirm that your receiver (Model 12, like mine?) is long enough.

    The second will tell you if a bolt head swap is needed.

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    The 6.5 PRC should be on a large shank action, it's pressures run higher than WSM's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sharpshooter View Post
    The 6.5 PRC should be on a large shank action, it's pressures run higher than WSM's.
    ^^^^this^^^^
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    Thanks for the input. Trying to figure out what to do with the 243.

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