Question for ye lads
I have a Hausken JD224 Hunter mod for a 6.5 bored rifle which I've been using on my .223. Next year I'm planning on applying for a deer licence, and a deer-legal calibre rifle also. I'll be looking for a second-hand rifle, and I was wondering, if I found a tasty rifle at a decent price in a calibre bigger than 6.5, could I have the mod bored out on a lathe in an engineering workshop to accept the larger calibre, or would that be a seriously bad idea?
I've taken the mod apart, and to my (non-engineering background) eyes it doesn't look like reaming off a fraction of a mm would cause any changes, either to the proper functioning of the mod, or from a health and safetly point of view, so long as it was done by serious professionals, obviously.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.