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What Can I Build With My M700 270 Win Action?

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What Can I Build With My M700 270 Win Action?

I have an early 1990s Remington M700 ADL in 270 win. I'm thinking of building a semi custom rifle using the action and was just wanting to know what my options are with this action?

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    Re: What Can I Build With My M700 270 Win Action?

    Without opening up the bolt face, you can rebarrel to just about anything based off of the '06 and 308 cases.

    In other words, if it's got a .473 bolt face, you can build it.

    And, with a little more effort, you can open the bolt face or swap the bolt to permit most magnums. ...notwithstanding the possible need to enlarge the magazine or make it a single shot.

    In order to narrow the field... What would you like to use the rifle for?

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    Re: What Can I Build With My M700 270 Win Action?

    I'm having a 300WSM built on my old Win Model- 70 30-06.

    It. Requires opening up the bolt face, & playing with the rails, but to have a long action WSM is freakin Awesome!

    J.E. did a post that's now a "sticky" in the gun smith section on bolt face diameters, & smart options. It's definitely worth a look!

    Sky is the limmit on standard length long action rounds, or short action rounds on that action tho.
    RUM, & STW Length may not be possible, but I don't know that for certain.

    There are quite a few excellent smiths here on LRH. My advise would be to call a few, or p.m. a few of them for specific answers.

    "shortgrass" (Ted at Teds custom shop)
    "coyboy" Jim See (Centershot rifles)
    "fiftydriver" Kirby Allen
    "Shawn Carlok" (Defensive Edge)
    "J.E. Customs"
    & the latest LRH sponsor/gunsmith making a really great name for himself "grit".
    Any or all of these guys, and more come to mind. LRH has some Excellent sponsors. Id feel confident using any of them.
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    Re: What Can I Build With My M700 270 Win Action?

    [QUOTE=What would you like to use the rifle for? [/QUOTE]

    Mainly target shooting. But deer would definitely be on the list, with the possibility for Elk if I ever get drawn for the ones here in eastern KY.

    I have been salavating over the 338 caliber rifles for some time on this site but not sure if I need something that large and expensive to shoot.
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    Re: What Can I Build With My M700 270 Win Action?

    270 Win is great for deer and even Elk out to a few hundred yards.
    So, maybe you just need a tune-up rather than a rebarrel?

    6.5x284 is my favorite in the same category, but with better bullet choices for long range targets

    ditto for 260 Rem

    260 Rem may have better barrel life than 6.5x284, but it really comes down to how you load your ammo and whether you're kind to the rifle

    if you really want to shoot Elk past 300-400 yds, you should start considering 7mm Rem Mag and up. But, this is where you start needing to open the bolt face and magazine length...

    7 RSAUM and WSM are nice rounds with moderate recoil and excellent ballistics

    300 Win Mag and WSM are going to be slightly better for long range Elk

    the 338's are nice for extending your range and energy, but they have their drawbacks as well

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    Re: What Can I Build With My M700 270 Win Action?

    I don't know much, but rscot5028 said the majic word.... the 6.5x284..#1 choice in my book.
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