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Old 03-25-2010, 03:02 PM
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Converting 300 rum into 338 edge

My question is this. I have a rem 700 police in 300 rum it shoots great but I know the barrell life is short. When I have shot this barrel out is it posible to just have it teamed out to .338, or is a whole new barrel in order
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:09 PM
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Re: Converting 300 rum into 338 edge

new bbl is best way
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:15 PM
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Re: Converting 300 rum into 338 edge

Can you elaborate a little. I'm a hard facts kinda guy no offense.
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:35 PM
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Re: Converting 300 rum into 338 edge

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My question is this. I have a rem 700 police in 300 rum it shoots great but I know the barrell life is short. When I have shot this barrel out is it posible to just have it teamed out to .338, or is a whole new barrel in order
I think the cost of boring from .30 to .338 cal would be as much or more than a new bbl. in .338
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:42 PM
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Re: Converting 300 rum into 338 edge

I'll have to do some price checking when the time comes. Thanks for your help
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Re: Converting 300 rum into 338 edge

If it is a button rifled barrel or a hammer forged you will not be able to ream the barrel out to .338.
A cut rifled barrel can be done, see Michael Eichele's article http://www.longrangehunting.com/articles/300-remington-ultra-magnum-abs-barrel-review-1.php

I would imagine a factory 700 P will be hammer or button rifled.

Stu.
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Old 03-25-2010, 03:47 PM
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Re: Converting 300 rum into 338 edge

That's what I figured but I want some opinions from people who know more than I do on the subject. Thanks for the info
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