It is a remington 700 short action factory chambered in 6.8mm Rem SPC with a 24 inch barrel in a factory HS stock
WHAT CALIBERS CAN I REBARREL TO.I would ike a 7WSM or a6.5-284 but I want it to be a repeater not a single shot??? would a 260REM work as a repeater maybe???
I'm not Kirby but I'll toss in my two cents.
The Short action Rem 700 are all the same size and can be made to work with any caliber , it just talke a little more work. In your case if your wanting to go up to the WSM cases then you will need to have the feed rails opened a little bit and the bolt face. I recomend that anybody building on a rem 700 action long or short use the longer Wyatt's extended box for the magazine that will allow you to seat you bullet out a little farther. In th case with the WSM and 285 case rounds they are a little longer than the 308 family that the SA was desgined for so if you plan on shooting realy long VLD style bullets then you may run into troubles with them fitting in your max box and being able to seat them way out to touch the lands a free up case space.
I'm not sure what your wanting your new caliber to do , just punch paper , deer ,varmints , what kind of range 500 max or out to 1000+yds.
I chose the 260 for several reasons for my new long range varmint and mid range deer. The 260 with a 26" barrel will run a 140gr A-max out at 2800 fps , that bullet and that velocity pretty much matches what a 300 Win mag will do with a 190gr Sierra match king with way less recoil and longer barrel life. If the 260 doesen't give you the velocity ro range you want then you can always rechamber to 6.5-284 or 6.5WSM. If you look at the 260 with 140gr class match bullets and compair it to the 308 with 168-170gr bullets the 260 smokes it in wind drift , bullet drop and down range energy. My longest shot on a big game critter was 618yds with a 308 and factory loaded 175gr Black Hills ammo and the performance was great so I'm planning to use the 260 on deer out to 600yds with confidance and hopfully get a 1000+yd varmint with it.
You will have to change the bolt for any other caliber or you can have it opened up for a 308 size case.
The 30 Rem is the only other caliber(other than any wildcats)that will work with that bolt size.
I personally do not like the idea of converting a receiver set up for a small round to a significantly fatter round. That is unless you use a centerfeed magazine box which solves alot of feeding issues. The WSM would be my main concern. they do not always feed well in rifles actually designed for them but in a receiver set up for this very small round, there can be even more problems. Not that it is not possible, it certainly is but there are much easier ways to skin a cat!!
Also, the two rounds you list are about the longest of the short action rounds. There is a reason that Remington came out with the SAUM rounds, they are shorter and fit the Rem 700 much better then the WSM.
If you plan on using the LR bullets that most on this site like to use, it is very difficult to set up a rifle to accept ammo as a repeater and still seat the bullets close to the lands. It generally takes an extremely short throat to do so, even with some of the stretched magazine boxes. As such there is a liability issue concerning the issue of factory ammo making its way into a very short throated rifle.
Unless you have the 6.8 SPC receiver, I would never recommend buying one just to convert it to a larger caliber. There are so many out there already set up properly for the WSM that only need accurizing which will save you a load of money in the end.
Just my opinion. If you have the SPC already, it is certainly possible but needs some special things to make it work well.
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Hi MArried MAn if you have to go the Magnum route i would get a centre feed mag box and get a 6.5 Rem SAUM and have the factory barrel rechambered to it or go with a 260 or 260AI and have the bolt opened slightly and the mag box changed and the 260 is an easy modification to your rifle. I would use the factory barrel as they are fairly accurate. I have a 6.8 SPC here that i am finishing an article on it is the Police LTR and has a 20" barrel the load i am using will give you just over 2600fps with the 135gr Sierra MAtchKings and i have shot it to 1000 yards and it is equivelent to an 80gr Sierra at 2950 in a 223 target rifle at 1000 yards or even a 308 with 155gr projectile at 2850fps foe wind drift and drop.
For shooting to 600 yards it is a beautifull cartrige i would not be changing the calibre i would use it for your short range rifle and then get a larger rifle for the longs.