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    Default 6.8 Bolt Gun question

    Has anyone on the forum used a donor action to build a 6.8 bolt gun? Pics and parts details please.

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    It has been done but don't recall who it was. I will think on it a while and may recall which member did it and others may recall sooner.

    I know one was a Savage action, believe another used a Mini CZ.
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    I bought a thin land 16" 6.8 barrel from ARP couple years ago and put it on a savage Edge 308 action. Gotta get a stock for it but did bust a armadillo with it.

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    I bought one of the same barrels and built one on a Savage 11 .223 donor rifle. My dad still has if for a deer rifle. I will see if I kept any of the pics.
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    Default Bolt face

    I believe the .223 and 6.8 bolt face is the same correct?

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    Nope. 223 is .378" vs 6.8 is .422"
    We just put the bolt head on the lathe and opened it up.

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    Default Bolt face

    Sorry for the double tap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by TSTmy68spc View Post
    I believe the .223 and 6.8 bolt face is the same correct?
    Not. You can either open it up (see above post) or get a replacement 6.8 one from PTG. Fits on a savage bolt. I built a 6.8 on a savage axis action. Using PTG bolt head, 20" barrel from McGowen, changed out the stock (Boyd's) and trigger (forget the brand, it's a ~2# pull after-mkt) also.
    I used savage b/c a regular guy can do it, if you have a little mechanical aptitude and are careful; takes only a few tools.
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    What sort of cost are we talkin here and have you got any pics of your build?

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    You are Allowed 1 Post in the thread New AR-15/Firearms Product Announcements I moved your advertisement to that section titled 6.8 upper.


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