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Howard, the gunsmith at A.W Peterson Gun Shop, Mt. Dora, Florida is converting Rem. 760 in .243 Win, .308 Win to .260 Rem's and 7mm008's. On the 30-06 lengths to 6.5mm- 06.
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Re: Re-barrel to any Ackley Improved.  The standard cartridges are fine in the 740/760 series actions, but you want to stay away from the Ackleys in them.  The issue is not pressure, safety or any of the normally considered problems, but is function/feeding.  This is a good way to make one of these guns into a single shot.  

I have an acquaintance who has a 760 which was originally a .35 Rem.  This man is no slouch as a gun repair/gunsmith himself, so experience wasn't the problem.  Probably about thirty years ago he asked Pappa Oscar to re-chamber it to .35 Whelen.  Ackley, probably thinking he was doing the man a favor chambered it to the AI version instead of the standard cartridge which was desired.  To make a long story short, he is, last I knew, still looking for a .35 Rem. barrel (factory) to replace the one in the AI which he has never been able to get to feed properly!

Even P.O. could make mistakes!
 

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Just for the record on above, the bolt head and magazine were changed too since both are necessary to change from the .35 Rem. to any of the standard head/length cartridges.  These things only come in one action length so that wasn't the problem either.
 

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alk8944, i should have given you more info. my rifle is a fn mouser. some of the chamberings that you mentioned got my attention,i plan to use a hart barrel probably 24"-26".
 
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