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Re-barreling a Rem 700

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Unread 03-24-2012, 08:25 PM
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Re-barreling a Rem 700

So I have an older Rem 700 BDL in 30-06 and the barrel is worn out and I want to re-barrel with a different caliber. I am trying to find out what calibers I can go to with the action that I have. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I am looking to build a long range rifle..... Thanks
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    Unread 03-24-2012, 08:31 PM
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    Re: Re-barreling a Rem 700

    Spell out your uses for the rifle and you'll get a lot more helpful responses. Hunting? Target? What game and range? Factory or reload? Wildcats ok? Your cartridge options are exceedingly long, so best to narrow it down somewhat.
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    Unread 03-24-2012, 09:11 PM
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    Re: Re-barreling a Rem 700

    O.k.......so this will be a hunting rifle, mainly for deer out to 1000 yards. I will be hand loading for this new rifle as well. Wildcat calibers will be considered.
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    Re: Re-barreling a Rem 700

    I would take a look at the 280 Ackley Improved. You will get velocities near the 7mm rem mag and wont have the belt to contend with.
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    Re: Re-barreling a Rem 700

    Any long action caliber. Some are drop in fits, others require opening the bolt face, extended magazines, etc. Pick a caliber with the same bolt face and COAL and you have a drop in. Refer to your loading manual or the sticky thread, at the top of the section, regarding cartidge interchangeability.

    Tell us what you're thinking of and I can provide specific requirements.
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    Re: Re-barreling a Rem 700

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    I would take a look at the 280 Ackley Improved. You will get velocities near the 7mm rem mag and wont have the belt to contend with.
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    The 280 or the 280 AI would be a very good choice and would require very little modification.

    With a properly set up 280 AI chamber , you could buy factory ammo to hunt with and fire form
    it at the same time. Accuracy can be well below 1 MOA while fire forming to the more powerful
    AI version.

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    Unread 03-25-2012, 08:58 AM
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    Re: Re-barreling a Rem 700

    Thanks for all of your input, I will look into the 280 AI for sure. Im a huge fan of the .284 caliber. Thanks......
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