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.300win to .340wby?

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Unread 02-16-2014, 11:36 PM
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.300win to .340wby?

Ok my question is this, I want to take a Kimber Montana in .300 win mag and rebarrel to .340wby. My question is what all needs to be done? I know the basic cost of rebarrel but do I need to do anything to the bolt or magazine? Basically I want to know if this is worth it
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    Unread 02-16-2014, 11:44 PM
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    Re: .300win to .340wby?

    You shouldn't need any bolt work done, but the case of the 340Wby is .205" longer than your 300Win and therefore you will have to have a longer magazine. I have never had this done and don't have a clue what the cost would be.
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    Unread 02-16-2014, 11:52 PM
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    Re: .300win to .340wby?

    Thank you Gunpoor, that's a great start. Makes sense
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    Re: .300win to .340wby?

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    Ok my question is this, I want to take a Kimber Montana in .300 win mag and rebarrel to .340wby. My question is what all needs to be done? I know the basic cost of rebarrel but do I need to do anything to the bolt or magazine? Basically I want to know if this is worth it
    I am not sure if the Montana action is the same as the 8400 action, I think it is but with a blind magazine, all you need to do is to remove the spacer, if there is one, from the mag box. The 8400 action is a 375, or Magnum length action, so a rebarrel is totally possible if it's the same as a 8400 action.
    Hope this helps.
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    Unread 02-22-2014, 01:49 PM
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    Re: .300win to .340wby?

    You're right. It is a blind magazine. That's even better. This makes me happy, I love the .340wby for elk
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