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Old 12-23-2005, 09:25 AM
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.308 Question

Is it posible to use a 700 rem. long action on a 308 ps barrel. I have an extra rem 700 action that was on a 270 and have a ps 308 barrel. Without having to spend more money on another action I'd like to use this one. Any comments would be appreciated.
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Old 12-23-2005, 09:38 AM
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Re: .308 Question

...one of the smiths here could advise you correctly, but for sure you could ream to 30-06 & be good to go; might run into feeding issues with shorter 308 round, but not for sure... merry christmas to ya'... Larry
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Old 12-23-2005, 09:44 AM
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Re: .308 Question

I believe that the U.S. Army sniper rifles are built that way. Should work fine.
The real gunelfs that hang out here can give you better info than me tho.
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Old 12-23-2005, 10:41 AM
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Re: .308 Question

I have seen guys use 700 LA with the 308. What I dont know is if they were using them as single shots or if they were useing em as repeters. As posted already, there may be some feeding issues.
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Old 12-23-2005, 10:46 AM
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Re: .308 Question

Yes you can use the action for 308. YOu have to have a 308 follower and spring for the long mag box. Also needed is a magazine filler block, to take up the space for the shorter case. I have done lots of them with short cases.
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