I am in the process of getting a PacNor .308 barrel installed on my commercial FN 98 in 30:06, and I plan to have it chambered in .308 Winchester caliber. Have any of you done this type of change, and if so, were there any problems with feeding from the magazine? Please don't get me wrong--I know there is nothing wrong with the 30:06 cartridge, and it is probably a bit better for Alaska. I just happened to get a good deal on this barrel, and the original barrel is quite pitted, and not very accurate.
I am hoping that the old slightly pitted action with the new barrel and a glass bedded beater stock will turn out to be my 1/2" group "Rat Gun", using precision handloads. The barrel is a light contour, so I will probably shoot mostly 3 shot strings with it. It was originally sold as a "Foremost" brand hunting rifle sold by either Montgomery Wards or J.C. Penney stores.
Thanks in advance for your input.