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Unread 03-15-2009, 08:47 PM
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.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.

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Unread 03-15-2009, 09:14 PM
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Re: .408 Chey Tac

Action is not big enough.
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Unread 03-16-2009, 02:29 PM
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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.
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Unread 03-21-2009, 09:27 AM
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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.
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Unread 03-26-2009, 07:27 AM
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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.
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Unread 03-27-2009, 12:53 AM
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Re: .408 Chey Tac

Jay that would definitely make you a Darwin Award candidate.........
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