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Old 03-11-2004, 03:59 PM
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rem700s/a to 300wsm

I have a few questions for ya's i have been thinkning of rebarelling my 308 rem700sa for a while now and i'd like to go to the 300WSM. it seems doable being the cases are close. and the bolt will have to be opened up and a sako extractor put in.

But here is the question i asked a gentlemen(whom i consider to have alot of knowledge about rifles ) about the conversion and it was said better off to go buy a REM LA than use the short action I'M CONFUSED isn't the 300wsm supposed to be made for a short action and also he mentioned about feeding issues (not reliable )

I guess if its not a good deal to do that
i will buy a new donor but i would really like to use the sa action i have.

I would like your views and opinions good and bad i assume he's probably right but would like to know why or why not ( the bullet i want to use is a 190smk or 200smk ). [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]

Thanks in advance to all who reply [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-11-2004, 06:43 PM
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Re: rem700s/a to 300wsm

Using the bullets you mentiond you can use the SA if you use a Wyatt's extended mag box.
this gives you enough room without encroaching into powder space.
Chris Matthews
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Old 03-11-2004, 08:39 PM
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Re: rem700s/a to 300wsm

I have one that was built a few months ago by Chris. I shoot the 190 SMK's. I can post the particulars here if you wish or feel free to contact me via e-mail and I can fill you in.
I have posted results of targets I shot today with this combination in Bullets, Barrels and Ballistics.
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Old 03-12-2004, 11:54 AM
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Re: rem700s/a to 300wsm

Wyo and chris thank you very much. i will get the barrel pulled and do the bolt myself shouldn't be to hard. get a wyatt from brownells and send the action out to pacnor
whom i contacted originally and let them put a new tube on it then finish the gun up.

wyo post away on your results cant wait to hear about them.

also where do i look to get the email address off this board for ya.

thanks again guys thats a big load off my mind [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img] [img]images/icons/grin.gif[/img]
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Old 03-12-2004, 02:01 PM
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Re: rem700s/a to 300wsm

Would you be better off starting with a long action when building a 7MM/300 WSM?

The cost of the machining and extra long magazine box could be put into an action that would better accomodate the long round.

That's what I have been thinking.
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Old 03-12-2004, 03:29 PM
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Re: rem700s/a to 300wsm

Wyatt's box item # from Brownellsis as follows

standard to fit oal of 2.95" #100-000-535
extended to fit oal of 3.06" #100-000-536

these are both to fit the WSM cases into the short action Rem 700.
cost for both list for $47.75.

NOTE : my oal for a 190gr Berger VLD in a 300WSM is 3.045" and this has about .015 of the boat tail hanging down in the case from the neck
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Old 03-13-2004, 12:16 AM
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Re: rem700s/a to 300wsm

On the Wyatts box mag--how long is the internal Dim.?

Will it fit together with the badger bottom metal without problems?

How much $$ does one cost?

Also how bout a brownells part number?

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