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Custom .300 WSM

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Unread 11-19-2006, 02:50 AM
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Custom .300 WSM

Im looking at building a Custom .300 WSM Varmint/Stalking rifle.
I have two actions to play with, a Sako L691 (currently in 25-06AI) and a Browning A-Bolt (in .300WSM).
I would prefer to use the Sako action as the longer magazine would mean I could seat them out longer. Can this action be convertered?
I want to have a 25.5" stainless fluted barrel with break. Any suggestions on manufacturer? What twist rate and how many groove to shoot 180-200gn?
What stock should I be looking at as I want the rig to weigh in under 10lbs.
What components should I use?

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Unread 11-19-2006, 04:45 AM
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Re: Custom .300 WSM

I had the same problem, the L691 may have a .473 bolt face and the 300wsm is .535, I dont know if the .473 could be opened up or not. I went with a 6.5x284 on the L691 instead and now I need an action for the 300wsm project. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] Bummer. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

They are like hens teeth to pick up in the UK. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/crazy.gif[/img]

As for barrels, well what a choice, you guys are spoilt accross the pond. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Good luck.
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Unread 11-20-2006, 08:40 AM
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Re: Custom .300 WSM

Skip- you have a dandy gun right there in the sako25-06AI. You also have the browning in a 30 you can hunt most nearly anything. If you send the browning off a good smith might be able to get you a little extra length. I would use a Krieger or Lilja barrel and a Mcmillian stock bedded and all the extra little work that matters.

Just my 2 cents worth.

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Unread 11-20-2006, 11:15 AM
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Re: Custom .300 WSM

have you considered 30-06 Ackley for your Sako?

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Unread 11-20-2006, 01:50 PM
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Re: Custom .300 WSM

Stiller makes a repeater and a single shot that will work for the 300wsm; Overbore
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Unread 11-20-2006, 05:41 PM
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Re: Custom .300 WSM

Skip , I have a L691 in 300Win mag and it looks to me like their is plenty enough meat left on the bolt face to accept the WSM case head.
I've never realy been "into" this action but you will probably have to have some work done on your feed rails.
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Unread 11-21-2006, 07:29 PM
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Re: Custom .300 WSM

With the Sako extractor system you might not be able to open the bolt face and have it work properly. It would take some measuring with a Mag extractor in place to see what the dimentions are. I personally have never opened up a Sako bolt face.


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