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Rebarrel .308 remington to 300WSM?

 
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Old 01-16-2005, 10:46 PM
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Rebarrel .308 remington to 300WSM?

here is a straight foward question ( that I will make, thru tangents rather long), can a 308 win. (7.62x51)be re-barreled to 300 WSM? I know your thinking "why in the world would you want to do that when you can just buy another rifle"!?! the answer is this, I'm left handed, and there are no repeat NO major manufactures that make these rifles in a Heavy barreled Varmint configuration for left handers larger than the .308 Win (7.62x51mm). I pray that Tikka will come out with one but I doubt it very much. Love the Idea of external Mag.'s If it can be done will the bolt need to be replaced/refaced? lastly if it is possible who can guide me in the right direction to a competent gun smith in the U.S. northeast?

Thanks in advance,

Jerry
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Old 01-17-2005, 01:30 AM
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Re: Rebarrel .308 remington to 300WSM?

Yes you can.
It depends also on what type of action you are going to use, if your using a rem then you may want to consider the 300 sarum as it is shorter than the 300 wsm allowing magazine well length to be used without modification. You need to have the bolt face opened up to accept a .532~.534 bolt face. The feed rails will also need to be opened up for the larger case diameter.
If your dead set on the 300 wsm and your using a rem action then you may want to have the magazine well milled out to accept the longer oal case length.
This will require major modifications to be done and you may not find a gunsmith willing to perform the needed modidfications without a lengthy wait.
The win m70 short action is long enough for the 300 wsm without modification.
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Old 01-17-2005, 06:53 AM
 
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Re: Rebarrel .308 remington to 300WSM?

e-mail Chris

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he'll set ya straight... and set ya up with what you're after
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Old 01-17-2005, 01:20 PM
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Re: Rebarrel .308 remington to 300WSM?

Brownells handles the after market magazines for the Rem action so can handle the 300wsm case plus Rem in their 2005 line up is a 300wsm so they may have parts also. Any gunsmith can open up the bolt face for the mag cal and install a sako extractor. May want to look at H&S site they handle magazines for the Rem also in the wsm caliber. I forgot to answere your first part of the question. Yes a 308 can be rebarrel to a 300wsm. May want to get hold of the gunsmith Ric Horst uses he does a nice job.
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Old 01-17-2005, 10:20 PM
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Re: Rebarrel .308 remington to 300WSM?

Thanks for the advice, the action I was thinking of was the Remington 700. For some reason I thought about getting another Varmint 700 and having it redone but I see that brownell has the 700 action only and in 308. So, I'll buy that and have... wait. Damn, only RIGHT HANDED ACTIONS AVAILABLE, well the cheapest LH 700 in 308 and have that made into MY rifle. Its better this way. I get what I want. Ric I sent Chris an e-mail, used you name as a refrence ( hope you don't mind). Thanks again to everyone for the information and advice,

Jerry
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Old 01-20-2005, 09:41 AM
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Re: Rebarrel .308 remington to 300WSM?

nosfarato,
Heres another alternative, buy a new Remington 700 CDL left hand in 300 RUM and have that re-barrelled in 300 WSM,you wont need to modify the bolt face. If in the future you feel the desire for more power, you will have the action length for a host of 300 and 338, standard and wildcat cartridges. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img] [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]

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Old 01-20-2005, 11:06 AM
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Re: Rebarrel .308 remington to 300WSM?

Check the New Rifle Announcement thread and then go to New Rifle Series and read all about Ian's M700 SA in 300WSM.
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