Originally Posted by Garb72
I need a big thumper and have decided on a 338 rum. I have an old rem 700 in 270 and was wondering if i could re barrel it to the 338. if so what length barrel and by who? I also wouldnt mind using a savage action but cant find the long action it will need. I have never had a rifle re barreled and it is all french to me.
You can use the 270. It will need the bolt face opened up and a new barrel. It's also a good idea to use a Wyatt extended mag box. It needs a 28" barrel or longer. It's a pretty simple swap for most competent smiths.
You can't find a long action Savage?