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220 Swift shot out...what options for long range calibers

I have a Remington Model 700 220 Swift in the Varmint Synthetic format. It has been an excellent shooter but has some throat erosion and is starting to loosen up the groups a bit. Since I have a 223 for varmints, I have been thinking about using the action-scope-stock combo and rebarreling the gun to make a long range hunting system. I was wondering if it is possible to convert it to a more potent short action caliber such as a 7wsm. What would I need to change to make it happen?? I am thinking that a barrel, a proper size bolt for the new caliber and possibly some magazine parts would make it happen. Am I way off or is it possible??
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    I have a Remington Model 700 220 Swift in the Varmint Synthetic format. It has been an excellent shooter but has some throat erosion and is starting to loosen up the groups a bit. Since I have a 223 for varmints, I have been thinking about using the action-scope-stock combo and rebarreling the gun to make a long range hunting system. I was wondering if it is possible to convert it to a more potent short action caliber such as a 7wsm. What would I need to change to make it happen?? I am thinking that a barrel, a proper size bolt for the new caliber and possibly some magazine parts would make it happen. Am I way off or is it possible??
    If it is on a long action, a 280 or 280 AI would be easy and very little action work would have to be done.

    The WSMs require a .540 bolt face and the 280 has the same as the 220 swift (470).this would not require any extractor work either.

    There are lots of cartriges with a .470 case head to chose from in a short action also.

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    If you hunt varmits you might wanna keep the recoil down. I think that the .260 would serve you well, with plenty of punch for varmits to past 1k. Better barrel life too.
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    If it is on a long action, a 280 or 280 AI would be easy and very little action work would have to be done.

    The WSMs require a .540 bolt face and the 280 has the same as the 220 swift (470).this would not require any extractor work either.

    There are lots of cartriges with a .470 case head to chose from in a short action also.

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    It is a short action.
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    If you hunt varmits you might wanna keep the recoil down. I think that the .260 would serve you well, with plenty of punch for varmits to past 1k. Better barrel life too.

    No, I was not clear. I have a couple varmint rigs...I am looking to build a 700 yardish big game rifle that would be capable of taking an elk. Might not be possible with this format but thought I would ask people in the know. Thanks
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    No, I was not clear. I have a couple varmint rigs...I am looking to build a 700 yardish big game rifle that would be capable of taking an elk. Might not be possible with this format but thought I would ask people in the know. Thanks
    If it is a short action I would recomend the 7/08 because it is very capable and has won many 1000
    yard matches and with the heaver bullets well capable of taking down elk at 400 to 500 yards and
    deer well beyond 600 yards.

    The 7/08 AI (7/08x40) can be equal to the 7 WSM with some bullets and would not require any
    action modifications. It will bump the velocity around 150 ft/sec over the 7/08.

    The 7 WSM is a great cartrige but requires extensive action mods.And unless you want/don,t
    mind spending more money it would also be a good choice.

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    A 284 Win would also be a good choice in a short action, you will have to seat the bullets pretty deep though.
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