.473 Rem. 700 LA bolt face

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by ramp, Aug 3, 2009.

  1. ramp

    ramp Well-Known Member

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    I was looking in pawn shops for a 700 in .308 but found a deal on a 700 7MM RM.
    Are there any con's to building a 308. on this action.
    Also where is the best place to find a bolt (.473 face) for this action.

    Thanks

    Ramp
     
  2. specweldtom

    specweldtom Well-Known Member

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    Ramp, it'll cost more than it's worth to use the Mag action, and it will still be too long. The best place to get a bolt is PT&G, but it'll still be a long action. Save your money and watch for a .308, .243, 7-08, .22-250, etc. All of them have the correct bolt face and all the factory guns are in a short action.

    Good luck, Tom
     

  3. ramp

    ramp Well-Known Member

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    Could I not use a bolt from 25-06, 270, 280, 30/06 etc.

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  4. specweldtom

    specweldtom Well-Known Member

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    Yes, but they are not easy to find. You will also need a different mag box for the smaller diameter cartridge. (like for a .30-06, .270, .280, etc). Maybe a bullet follower also. Even then, I would expect some feeding problems with the short cartridge.

    Good luck, Tom
     
  5. ramp

    ramp Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Tom

    Amen on not being easy to find. I guess I'll have to build a 300 Rum .
    I already have a 7mm-Rum & 7mm Mag & 7-08.(I love my 7's)
    Just wanted something I could shoot alot that was easy on the barrel.
    I know the 300 is not but I sure like my 7MM Rum.

    Thanks
    Ramp