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Old 11-19-2011, 01:03 AM
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.270 to .338 rum.

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.
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Old 11-19-2011, 11:47 AM
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Re: .270 to .338 rum.

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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?
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Old 11-20-2011, 05:56 PM
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Re: .270 to .338 rum.

Ive looked for them cant find anyplace that sells just the long action. How much do they run? I would rather go the savage action rout.
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:02 PM
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Re: .270 to .338 rum.

Jim Briggs of NSS sells just the action, look him up on Savageshooters.com. So does 3rd Generation Shooter Supply, they are a sponsor here.

You can also buy a Stevens 200 and strip it down to the action and sell all the other parts.

Are you going to shoot it single shot, or try for a repeater?
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Old 11-20-2011, 11:26 PM
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Re: .270 to .338 rum.

Thanks for the info. It will be a hunting rig so i would prefer a repeater.
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Old 11-21-2011, 10:50 PM
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Re: .270 to .338 rum.

I love and prefer Savages, but the Remington is an easier action to make into a repeater.

The Savage would be easier to go single shot with the Edge, and a repeater for everything else down to 204Ruger.
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Old 11-22-2011, 12:16 AM
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Re: .270 to .338 rum.

What length barrel would be best for the 338 rum? also i was thinking a hart barrel, are they good?
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