.408 Chey Tac

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by greener280, Mar 15, 2009.

  1. greener280

    greener280 Well-Known Member

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    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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  2. LewisH

    LewisH Well-Known Member

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    Action is not big enough.
     

  3. JayIdaho

    JayIdaho Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. NesikaChad

    NesikaChad Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  5. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  6. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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