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Old 02-05-2013, 01:35 PM
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remington 700 30-06 to 300win

I have a remington model 700 chambered for 30-06 i would like to rebarrel it and chamber it for 300 win mag. i looked and the .300 wm is .059 bigger at the rim than the 06 will the action i have work for the 300 wm and i see it's longer by about .126 as well, if i want to load a 215 berger will i have enough room to use the mag from the 06?
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Old 02-05-2013, 02:54 PM
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Re: remington 700 30-06 to 300win

can it be done? yes
should it? no.

probl'y better off finding mag action and starting with that, you can pick up a used mag rifle for less money than new rem. action (usually)
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:48 PM
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Re: remington 700 30-06 to 300win

ok so now i have to find a mag action
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:01 PM
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Re: remington 700 30-06 to 300win

I didn't think there was a difference, a long action is the same for a 30-06 or a 300 winmag. Is there a difference? What is it?
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:05 PM
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Re: remington 700 30-06 to 300win

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I didn't think there was a difference, a long action is the same for a 30-06 or a 300 winmag. Is there a difference? What is it?
bolt face, extractor, and feed rails. all can be altered, from std. to mag. but more expensive than just starting with mag. action.
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:15 PM
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Re: remington 700 30-06 to 300win

I knew about the bolt face and extractor, are you sure about the feed rails?
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Old 02-05-2013, 04:30 PM
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Re: remington 700 30-06 to 300win

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I knew about the bolt face and extractor, are you sure about the feed rails?
from std (30-06 class) to mag.?

yes, i'm sure
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