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changeing a .308 to .300 wsm

 
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:16 PM
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changeing a .308 to .300 wsm

If I was gonna do it what would it take? I am shooting a cz usa 550 in .308 what kinda mods would it take to make it a .300 wsm??

Jordan
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Old 12-19-2008, 11:50 PM
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Re: changeing a .308 to .300 wsm

For one it takes a good smith. He will have to rechamber the barrel for the case and engrave the 308 win stamp out and engrave 300 WSM on it. He will have to open up the bolt face and install another type of extractor. On a repeater action, most will agree that the rails on the action the guide the shells from the magazine to the action/chamber will need to be reduced a bit for relaibly feedin the fatter cases. I think that about covers it.

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Please just answer one very simple question. Why would anyone shooting long range load a low BC , low SD 168 gr offering in a 300 win???????

My answer to this is. The only reason is to make the 7 RM look good. There is no other reason.

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Old 12-20-2008, 12:31 AM
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Re: changeing a .308 to .300 wsm

I kinda figured on buying a new barrel as opposed to starting with this one just throwing the idea around some thanks for the replies

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