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300 SAUM Barrel Swap

 
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:07 AM
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300 SAUM Barrel Swap

I have a Remington 700 BDL 300 SAUM and I was wondering if it is possible to change barrels on this to a 300 win mag, 300 ultra mag or a 300 wsm?
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Old 01-01-2013, 12:30 PM
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Re: 300 SAUM Barrel Swap

I'm betting your 300 saum is on a short action, magnum bolt face.

So you're limited to wsm or saum or wssm cartridges. Any caliber.

It is super easy to rebarrel to 300 wsm.

Enjoy.
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Old 01-01-2013, 01:31 PM
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Re: 300 SAUM Barrel Swap

How about 7 mm SAUM? I am just looking for a load that will be around for a while and I am worried abour 300 SAUM.
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Old 01-01-2013, 02:59 PM
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Re: 300 SAUM Barrel Swap

7 saum, yes.

I re barreled my 270 wsm to 7 saum. I'm very happy with the result.
However there seems to be a shortage of saum brass right now. Things may improve later.

I think if I was to choose any of the short mags now
I would choose 300 wsm. ( In fact I did. ) Lots of brass. shoots a wide range of bullet weights and styles. The barrel will last a long time--2000 or so. As accurate as any thing.
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Old 01-01-2013, 03:08 PM
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Re: 300 SAUM Barrel Swap

Thank you for your help. Happy Shooting!
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Old 01-01-2013, 05:52 PM
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Re: 300 SAUM Barrel Swap

You are going to be limited to any of the SAUM, or WSM configurations. You can not go to a 300 win mag, due to case length. The LA 300 RUM, definitely not.
The 300 WSM is a great option, as is any of the WSM bullets. I had one of those, in the rifle that you have, and it was incredibly accurate. I know what you mean about the brass.
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Old 01-01-2013, 06:51 PM
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Re: 300 SAUM Barrel Swap

You all are forgetting the 6.5 rem and 350 rem mags that are both SA belted rounds. A bit off the wall but I'd bet you can case form them from any of the other belteds in a pinch.
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