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Old 11-15-2013, 12:03 AM
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Long range build

I have model 700 action. I'm looking to change the bolt and the barrle to a 338 or a 300 ultra mag. What needs to happen to make this posable ? Any suggestions on that and what barrel I should use ?
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Old 11-15-2013, 05:48 AM
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Re: Long range build

It may be easier to trade or sell your current Remington and get one that was made as a Remington Ultra Mag. While the bolt face can be opened up to magnum diameter by a gunsmith, the feed rails will also have to be opened to accommodate the larger diameter case.

As for a barrel: you could go inexpensive and get a new Rem takeoff barrel for either chambering for approx. $60. After that you would have to get a custom barrel by any number of manufacturers. Here is a list of many of the custom barrel makers with a few explanations thanks to Accurate Shooter's website:

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Once you get the barrel of your choice, it will have to be installed by a gunsmith. The takeoffs would require checking headspace requiring a possible setback and rechambering. The new barrels will require several machining operations to get it installed to your action.

Hope that helps.
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Old 11-15-2013, 08:58 AM
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Re: Long range build

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I have model 700 action. I'm looking to change the bolt and the barrle to a 338 or a 300 ultra mag. What needs to happen to make this posable ? Any suggestions on that and what barrel I should use ?
You can get this for the Rem 700 gives you little extra for the ultra mag
MBE-3 Magazine Box, WYATT'S OUTDOOR, INC.

I have pretty good gunsmith that builds my rifles and like the 700 bolt you can order a new one sell your old one.

Pacific Tool & Gauge, Inc. - Remington Performance Parts

Lots of option for the rem action.

Gunsmith in business to make money he's going to charge you the same as if you purchased direct so I just as soon he makes the money same with ordering a barrel. I also think it's good idea to get the gunsmith in the planning on a future build and most gunsmith have barrels they like to use.

Gunsmith I'm using has put on Mike Rock,Bartlein,Lilja,Kreiger,Shilen and Hart barrels for me and he's got pretty good in with those guys.

Everyone I think has different way they plan and have something build.

Well good luck
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:12 PM
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Re: Long range build

What about just changing the barrel to a 300 win mag ?
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:15 PM
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Re: Long range build

Also I have a 7mm with a 5-20 and a dial turret on it. It only has 1/8 moa adjustment. I run out of travel at 820 or so. It's sitting on a 20 moa rail to. Is there any thing I can do to get more moa out of it ?
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:16 PM
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Re: Long range build

What is the original cartridge?
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Old 11-15-2013, 03:30 PM
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Re: Long range build

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