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rem 700 .338rum to edge

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Old 11-03-2009, 06:59 AM
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rem 700 .338rum to edge

hi, im looking into building a 338 edge. i was wondering if one could use the 338rum rifle and just cut the chamber to edge dementions. saving buying a new barrel ect to get started? any info would be great.

thanks erik
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Old 11-05-2009, 04:54 PM
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Re: rem 700 .338rum to edge

Welcome to the forum Erik.

Yes technically feasable to re-chamber but I would advise against it. The main reason is quality of factory barrels these days aren't the best. Have seen too many re-chamberes over the past 10 years in which the factory chamber was not cut true. Then a precision smith cuts a new chamber that is true and one side of the chamber is oversized causing cases to have a swell in that spot when shot.

Personally I quit re-chambering factory barrels years ago because most do not shoot accurately enough and that which was stated above.

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Old 11-07-2009, 06:58 AM
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Re: rem 700 .338rum to edge

sounds like good advice. ill buy the .338 rum and enjoy it for what it is ,and if and when i shoot the barrel out get the new one chambered in the edge or the .338 improved w/40 deg shoulder said to hold 4-6% more powder than parent case.

thanks erik
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