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Posted: 11/19/2008 7:10:32 AM EDT
possible?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:15:45 AM EDT
the most important question is.....

why?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:16:36 AM EDT
If the length of the 30-06 is ok, and if the trunion can handle the PSI of a 30-06 (I don't know the numbers off hand) you still have to deal with the fact that it's a rimless cartridge.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:21:08 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Kuraki:
If the length of the 30-06 is ok, and if the trunion can handle the PSI of a 30-06 (I don't know the numbers off hand) you still have to deal with the fact that it's a rimless cartridge.


PSI shouldn't be a problem but you're dead right about the rim situation.  So now, on top of getting someone to make a barrel, you also have to have them make a new bolt/extractor assembly.  Oh, and you'll have to lengthen the ejector somehow since the rim of the 54R is so much bigger, and the ejector is an integral part of the left side internal rail....

... on second thought, its not possible.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:24:12 AM EDT
Might be a better idea to make one out of a Yugo M76.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:24:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 7:24:59 AM EDT by DriftPunch]
Nope, the other posters are correct about the massive difference in the head measurements, but don't forget that the metric designation for our .30-06 is 7.62*63.  There is no way you could get the action to digest the longer round without literally cutting it in half, and stretching it.  (but then, what would you use for a mag, a BAR mag?)
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:26:46 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:28:06 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MauserMark:
the most important question is.....

why?



+1
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:28:25 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:28:41 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MauserMark:
the most important question is.....

why?


Especially when .308 ones are available
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:29:19 AM EDT
Originally Posted By MauserMark:
the most important question is.....

why?



This.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:37:26 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 7:37:44 AM EDT by chapperjoe]
I don't like the skiiny li'l barrel on them.

I was just wondering if I'm going to go through the trouble of putting a heavier barrel on, could a caliber change be done as well.

Forgot about the rimmed cartridge.

Not a smart question though in retrospect:
I realize that I only want a psl cause the mags adn ammo are cheap now.

So how do I re barrel a PSL? same caliber, just much much heavier barrel.




Link Posted: 11/19/2008 7:53:33 AM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 8:08:48 AM EDT
Just buy a 30-06 Garand and put a scope on it. You'll have a more accurate rifle and it will cost you much less than R&Ding a caliber conversion on a PSL.


Isn't 7.62x54R cheaper than 30-06??? So why even bother trying to convert a PSL to 30-06?
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 8:11:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
I don't like the skiiny li'l barrel on them.

I was just wondering if I'm going to go through the trouble of putting a heavier barrel on, could a caliber change be done as well.

Forgot about the rimmed cartridge.

Not a smart question though in retrospect:
I realize that I only want a psl cause the mags adn ammo are cheap now.

So how do I re barrel a PSL? same caliber, just much much heavier barrel.






This, is more feasible.  You still run into clearance issues with the hand guards (doable), dimension issues with the gas block (doable, but maybe only by a custom made one).

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 8:19:17 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 8:21:43 AM EDT by MauserMark]
Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
I don't like the skiiny li'l barrel on them.

I was just wondering if I'm going to go through the trouble of putting a heavier barrel on, could a caliber change be done as well.

Forgot about the rimmed cartridge.

Not a smart question though in retrospect:
I realize that I only want a psl cause the mags adn ammo are cheap now.

So how do I re barrel a PSL? same caliber, just much much heavier barrel.





again, why?

the PSL as well as the SVD were made with such barrels for a reason.

You probably wouldn't see much of a difference in accuracy.

if anything, cut the barrel down to maybe 20", saw this done with a PSL on this site I believe.  The poster said it gave a little tighter groups.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 1:18:59 PM EDT
A PSL will never be a tack driver, but it is not a hose either...

My best work, and this is with Wolf 148...

Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:03:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 2:05:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By -Duke-Nukem-:
Originally Posted By Kuraki:
If the length of the 30-06 is ok, and if the trunion can handle the PSI of a 30-06 (I don't know the numbers off hand) you still have to deal with the fact that it's a rimless cartridge.


PSI shouldn't be a problem but you're dead right about the rim situation.  So now, on top of getting someone to make a barrel, you also have to have them make a new bolt/extractor assembly.  Oh, and you'll have to lengthen the ejector somehow since the rim of the 54R is so much bigger, and the ejector is an integral part of the left side internal rail....

... on second thought, its not possible.


Oh, anything is po$$ible.
Link Posted: 11/19/2008 3:23:35 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/19/2008 3:25:30 PM EDT by DriftPunch]
Originally Posted By Chris_1522:
Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
A PSL will never be a tack driver, but it is not a hose either...

My best work, and this is with Wolf 148...

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v477/DriftPunch/pslnewgroup.jpg


Damn! Good job! Stock?



Yes...  This isn't typical, but it's the best.  Mine is a year 2000 Century model.



A cool shot of the PSO reticle:


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