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Old 08-17-2019, 12:10 PM
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It would need to be a .22 rimfire action to work with the barrel. Installing it on a centerfire rifle and rechambering to a centerfire cartridge won't work due to the 16 twist barrel...

If you could find a rifle that had a smaller barrel tenon than the 40X barrel, you could thread the action to fit the barrel, but you would probably need to either cut a few of the threads off or add threads and move the shoulder to headspace properly... Also, the barrel contour may be larger than some action diameters, so it may not look correct without some outside contouring on the barrel.

Are you planning on doing the work yourself or having a gunsmith do this? There are options, but all of them are going to cost money in the long run...

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