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Old 11-06-2010, 02:05 AM
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223 Savage Re-barrel

I have a Savage Model 10 in 223, my question is, what larger caliber can I re-barrel this action to ? I would like to make it a 243, is that possible ? 7mm-08 ?

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Old 11-06-2010, 07:20 AM
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Re: 223 Savage Re-barrel

Yes you can and its easy, change out your barrel, bolt head, mag and follower and you are all done
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Old 11-06-2010, 07:43 AM
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Re: 223 Savage Re-barrel

Depending on your action, below is a sample list (courtesy of another LRH member but cannot remember to give due credit ... sorry ) of what you can re-barrel to ...

Short actions with a bolt face .Dia of .384 +/-

17 Rem, 204 Ruger. 222 Rimingtion, and 223 Rem.

Short actions with a bolt face .Dia of .470 +/-
225 Winchester, 22/250 Remingtion, 6mm Norma BR, 243 Win, 250 Savage, 260 Rem,
6.5/284 Norma, 7/08 Rem, 284 win, 300 Savage, 308 Win, 338 Federal, 35 Rem, and
the 358 Winchester.

Short actions with a bolt face .Dia of .540+/-
223 WSSM, 243 WSSM, 25 WSSM, 7mm Rem saum, 7mm WSM, 300 Rem saum, 300
WSM, 325 WSM, and the 350 Rem Mag.

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Old 11-06-2010, 11:13 AM
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Re: 223 Savage Re-barrel

If you don't mind single shot, you can go as big as a magnum bolthead will utilize.

You could turn it into a 338 Edge if you wanted.

Here is my 338 Edge built on a Savage long/short action.

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Old 11-06-2010, 12:13 PM
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Re: 223 Savage Re-barrel

Great info, thank you guys. Nice Edge, don't want to go that big, already have a 300 Win Mag build in the works. I'm leaning towards a 7mm-08 build on this action, now it's time to start gathering parts, thanks again,

Ranger Jim
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Old 11-06-2010, 09:32 PM
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Re: 223 Savage Re-barrel

Might also look at the 284win. bit more performance than the 7mm-08 with the same boltface.
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Old 11-06-2010, 10:51 PM
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Re: 223 Savage Re-barrel

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Might also look at the 284win. bit more performance than the 7mm-08 with the same boltface.
+1 on the 284 - a LOT better than the 7/08.
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