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Opening up Feed Rails on a Remington model 700

 
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Old 07-06-2011, 11:13 AM
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Opening up Feed Rails on a Remington model 700

I have a 7mm rem mag and wanted to rechamber to a 7mm RUM and was wondering how to open up feed rails?
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:11 PM
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Re: Opening up Feed Rails on a Remington model 700

you shouldnt need to for a 7 rum, but it you do its best to have a competint gunsmith do it.
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Old 07-06-2011, 12:14 PM
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Re: Opening up Feed Rails on a Remington model 700

i take that back, you may need to i didnt realize you had a 7mm REM mag. cheapest thing to do would be sell your rifle and buy one in an ultra mag, might loose a couple bucks on the deal but itll be cheaper than modifying your current action. if you do that all you need is a $25 wyatts extended magazine box and a barrel and reamer, I also reccoment spending the $30 on an over sized recoil lug
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:23 PM
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Re: Opening up Feed Rails on a Remington model 700

I would use the action that you currently have, no sense in selling and loosing money just to get wider feed rails. Talk to your local smiths, its an easy mod on a mill. Last year I rebarrled my 243win to 270wsm and my smith charge $25 to open up rails and install a Wyatts extended box.

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Old 07-06-2011, 02:33 PM
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Re: Opening up Feed Rails on a Remington model 700

What about your bolt face? Was opening that up included in the $25?
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:43 PM
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Re: Opening up Feed Rails on a Remington model 700

As I said in my previous post, it cost me $25 to have my rails opened up and extended box installed. I had another bolt for the wsm. The 7rem mag and 7 rum have the same boltface dia, so I'm not sure where you are trying to go with this?
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Old 07-06-2011, 02:56 PM
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Re: Opening up Feed Rails on a Remington model 700

I was simply asking you a question about your bolt face. I didn't say anything about the 7rem/7rum bolt face. You made it sound like you had $25 in getting your action modified to take the wsm case that's why I asked about bolt face. And even $25 to open the rails and mill back your bolt stop is a bargain. Machinist usually charge $60 ish. Per hour around here and that is more than an hours worth of work in set up and labor.

But aside from this bosstom Guy trying to be more right than anyone else. All you need is to have a Smith open them up which shouldn't cost a ton and I reccomend having him mill your bolt stop And installing an extended magazine box also.. or like I said before just switch out rifles it may be a little cheaper than Smith work. Check into it and see which way is cheaper...
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