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Old 06-30-2010, 07:41 AM
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Left Hand LA 700 in Right Hand Stock

What would be required to make a RH stock from a Remington 700 long action work with a 700 LH long action?

I am thinking that the only mods required would be the clearance cut for the LH safety at the tang and a cut on the left side for the bolt handle. Is there something else required that I haven't thought of?

I have a LH 700 BDL .338WM that I would like to convert to a Sendero-style rifle in 338 RUM. The only Sendero type stocks that I have found are RH long action. I don't want to go to the trouble and expense of a custom stock.

My thought process is that I could build a LH Sendero type rifle at a pretty reasonable cost if I could find a takeoff stock and barrel (provided that converting a RH stock to work with a LH action is a practical idea).
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Old 07-02-2010, 02:18 PM
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Re: Left Hand LA 700 in Right Hand Stock

I've done it a couple times and that is basically it. If there is a RH cheekpiece you can cut it off but you would be greatly weakening the stock's ingegrity unless you fill it back in with fiberglass or bondo. You can also fill in the old bolt slot the same way, sand and repaint. Depending on how thick of a finish you use, the old filled in bolt slot might be a little visible but does not affect function at all.
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Old 07-02-2010, 05:13 PM
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Re: Left Hand LA 700 in Right Hand Stock

I also think there is a slight cut out for the ejection port,nothing that can't be fixed with a little imagination and some type of plasti-bond.You should set yourself up on the stock first and see how it fits if its ok, the rest is and easy fix.
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Re: Left Hand LA 700 in Right Hand Stock

You are correct 300R. I forgot about that.
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Re: Left Hand LA 700 in Right Hand Stock

Yep, those 3 areas. Bolt notch, Safety, and the loading/ejection port.

I did it about a year ago on a Sendero stock I got for $125.
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Old 07-07-2010, 02:31 AM
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Re: Left Hand LA 700 in Right Hand Stock

Thanks, fellas. I may just work up the courage to try the conversion. I'm glad to know that someone else has tried this.
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Re: Left Hand LA 700 in Right Hand Stock

I'm not certain but I'm thinking that if you wanted to get started right away and cnt find a barrel, your Smith can probably run a .338rum reamer into your factory barrel.
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