223 Savage Re-barrel

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Ranger Jim, Nov 6, 2010.

  1. Ranger Jim

    Ranger Jim Active Member

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    I have a Savage Model 10 in 223, my question is, what larger caliber can I re-barrel this action to ? I would like to make it a 243, is that possible ? 7mm-08 ?

    Ranger Jim
     
  2. sinarms

    sinarms Well-Known Member

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    Yes you can and its easy, change out your barrel, bolt head, mag and follower and you are all done
     

  3. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    [FONT=&quot]Depending on your action, below is a sample list (courtesy of another LRH member but cannot remember to give due credit ... sorry :)) of what you can re-barrel to ...

    Short actions with a bolt face .Dia of .384 +/-

    17 Rem, 204 Ruger. 222 Rimingtion, and 223 Rem.

    Short actions with a bolt face .Dia of .470 +/-
    225 Winchester, 22/250 Remingtion, 6mm Norma BR, 243 Win, 250 Savage, 260 Rem,
    6.5/284 Norma, 7/08 Rem, 284 win, 300 Savage, 308 Win, 338 Federal, 35 Rem, and
    the 358 Winchester.

    Short actions with a bolt face .Dia of .540+/-
    223 WSSM, 243 WSSM, 25 WSSM, 7mm Rem saum, 7mm WSM, 300 Rem saum, 300
    WSM, 325 WSM, and the 350 Rem Mag.

    Good luck!

    Ed

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  4. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    If you don't mind single shot, you can go as big as a magnum bolthead will utilize.

    You could turn it into a 338 Edge if you wanted.

    Here is my 338 Edge built on a Savage long/short action.

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  5. Ranger Jim

    Ranger Jim Active Member

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    Great info, thank you guys. Nice Edge, don't want to go that big, already have a 300 Win Mag build in the works. I'm leaning towards a 7mm-08 build on this action, now it's time to start gathering parts, thanks again,

    Ranger Jim
     
  6. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Might also look at the 284win. bit more performance than the 7mm-08 with the same boltface.
     
  7. acloco

    acloco Well-Known Member

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    +1 on the 284 - a LOT better than the 7/08.