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6.5/284 in a Rem 700 short action?

 
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Old 05-08-2008, 02:50 PM
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6.5/284 in a Rem 700 short action?

Has anyone managed to fit a 6.5/284 into a Rem 700 short action? I'm thinking of building one but suspect I will not be able to open the magazine enough to make sure it remains a repeater.

Can anyone help?
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:26 PM
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It can be done, but you will need a Wyatt's extended magazine box.
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Old 05-08-2008, 10:39 PM
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Awesome, thanks. As it is hard to get rifle parts of of the states, I think I'll have to build a mag box myself.
Will a 3.00" mag box be long enough when seating 140gn bullets?
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I'll have to check the base to point length on mine and let you know. The only snag you might run into is a loaded round will not eject from the port without releasing the bolt stop and sliding the bolt back a little.
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Old 05-11-2008, 02:56 PM
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Thanks again, looking forward to finding out how long your C.O.A.L are.
I don't want to get into the project without knowing it will work 100%
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