IMHO The trouble you would go thru to get what would probably be a custom reamer, a set of custom dies, and then you have to fireform everything, for what would a modest improvement in ballistics. Why not go to 300 RUM? Brass, reamers, dies all standard and one heck of an improvement over the 300 Win Mag.
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A 300Wby might be the performance you're looking for. Set back one thread it should clean that Win Mag chamber right up. It really needs a 26" barrel to show much gain over a 300Win Mag in a 24" barrel. In a 26" barrel and spec freebore you should get 3300 fps with 180's and 3100+ with 200 grain bullets. A mag box that will take 3.7" loaded rounds will be nice if you want it to be a repeater. The bolt face, extractor and the feed rails should not need modified either.
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Hi there are a few improved cartridges based on the 300Win Mag case tbe problem is the case is puhed close to maximum capacity by shortening the neck and a small gain is not realy benificual. If you are going to improve your capacity the best thing to do is get a larger Factory cartridge if possible as dies are available and most gunsmith should have a reamer available.
I would advise the 300 ultramag.
Thanks for the help, gentlemen. I guess four straight negatives can't be wrong.;)
I'll probably just stick with the WM; I've grown accustomed to the unbraked recoil and don't really want the increase found in the RUM or WBY. Not that I expect it to really hurt, but I'm tempting fate as it is given the condition of my shoulders.
[Isn't it odd that after all the big bore and shotgun shooting, my right and left shoulder joint's fall victim to a sledding accident and church handbell mishap, respectively?]
The big thing was to look for ways to tweak the status quo, without major changes. I haven't had a concern with its performance yet, I don't seem to have a problem on deer out to 500+. I'm just trying to get everything I can out of her in preparation for next years planned elk hunt.
Will be using a factory 26" heavy barrel on a left hand savage action. I've got the standard magnum sporter now, I just need to get a new stock before I swap the barrel. Figured I'd look into the A.I. before I change it.