Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Gunsmithing


.408 Chey Tac

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 03-15-2009, 08:47 PM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Lewiston, Idaho
Posts: 99
.408 Chey Tac

Is there any way that you could fit a .408 Chey Tac into a remington 700 375 H&H action. Being able to feed a live round out of the action isn't a big deal to me; I would like to know if the action could handle the pressure and the barrel weight and also if the bolt face would be big enough.

Last edited by greener280; 03-15-2009 at 09:47 PM.
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 03-15-2009, 09:14 PM
    Silver Member
    Join Date: May 2007
    Location: California
    Posts: 458
    Re: .408 Chey Tac

    Action is not big enough.
    Reply With Quote

    Unread 03-16-2009, 02:29 PM
    Bronze Member
    Join Date: Apr 2004
    Location: North Idaho
    Posts: 71
    Re: .408 Chey Tac

    Many gunsmiths and other knowledgable people feel that the 338-378 Wby is too much for the Remington 700. The Chey-Tac is bigger yet.
    Hold a case up against the bolt snout of a 700. The Chey-Tac rim is not a lot smaller than the Rem bolt head.
    BAT, Lawton and a few others make actions for the C-T.
    Reply With Quote
    Unread 03-21-2009, 09:27 AM
    Gold Member
    Join Date: Jan 2007
    Location: South Dakota
    Posts: 753
    Re: .408 Chey Tac

    Bad, bad, bad idea.

    I've built a couple rifles on this cartridge and it is nothing to take lightly. You need a big action purpose built for boomer class cartridges.
    Reply With Quote
    Unread 03-26-2009, 07:27 AM
    Platinum Member
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Location: IOWA
    Posts: 2,120
    Re: .408 Chey Tac

    I agree with others that you need a didicated action for this case. I am surprised however that BAT only uses a .717 bolt diameter for his action. I am sure it is beefed up in critcal areas, such as the lugs, but was somewhat suprised when I received mine.
    Reply With Quote
    Unread 03-27-2009, 12:53 AM
    Platinum Member
    Join Date: Jan 2004
    Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
    Posts: 8,859
    Re: .408 Chey Tac

    Jay that would definitely make you a Darwin Award candidate.........
    Reply With Quote


    Thread Tools
    Display Modes

    Similar Threads for: .408 Chey Tac
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    375 CHEY TAC by SSG pix 308 nate Gun Photos 8 05-30-2008 09:10 PM
    408 Chey-Tac? highlanderll Long Range Hunting & Shooting 6 04-04-2007 04:00 PM
    chey tec 375 newberry Equipment Discussions 14 01-21-2007 03:26 PM
    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 408 Chey Tac wildcat General Discussion 4 09-20-2006 12:29 AM
    408 CHEY TAC 257speed Guns For Sale 3 11-26-2005 08:37 PM

    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:13 PM.

    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC