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Junk Yard .308 build

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Unread 02-20-2010, 07:26 PM
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Junk Yard .308 build

I seem to have collected a few bits and peices over the last few weeks.

I started off by picking up a H-S stock, it is in new condition that is inletted for a long action Rem 700 and the barrel channel was opened a heavy barrel.

Then a mate gave me a new trigger that was excess to his needs. And now I have obtained a near new match grade Hart, Heavy stainless barrel. Chambered in .308 calibre. It is 1.25" parallel x 24" long, and Fluted. Threaded for Rem 700 etc. 1 - 12" twist. Neck Diameter is .338".

I have a worked Remington Long action that is in need of a new barrel and was thinking of putting all this together to make a long action .308.

Is this a good idea? Anyone ever used a .308 built on a long action Rem 700?
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    Re: Junk Yard .308 build

    I built a 338 Federal on a long action Savage.
    It started out a 25-06.
    No changes to the magazine or follower.
    It feeds smooth and positive.

    That's as close as I can get.

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    Re: Junk Yard .308 build

    That's what I was thinking. The M24 sniper rifle was .308 built on a long action Rem 700 was it not?
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    Re: Junk Yard .308 build

    Correct. The M24 was designed to use the "long-action" version of the Remington 700. Good idea to load ammo all the way back against the internal magazine.
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    Re: Junk Yard .308 build

    Can you suggest a couple of loads for the calibre?

    Also to headspace it can I get custom thickness recoil lugs?
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    Re: Junk Yard .308 build

    I built a .22-250 on a 721 rem. long action 30-06, but I would like to find a short action adl mag and follower so I con put a spacer in and load like a SA. Anyone have an extra to sell ?
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    Re: Junk Yard .308 build

    yes to all of your questions.
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