6.5/284 in a Rem 700 short action?

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Gota6.5, May 8, 2008.

  1. Gota6.5

    Gota6.5 Member

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    Has anyone managed to fit a 6.5/284 into a Rem 700 short action? I'm thinking of building one but suspect I will not be able to open the magazine enough to make sure it remains a repeater.

    Can anyone help?
     

  2. Kevin Cram

    Kevin Cram <b>SPONSOR</b>

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    It can be done, but you will need a Wyatt's extended magazine box.
     

  3. Gota6.5

    Gota6.5 Member

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    Awesome, thanks. As it is hard to get rifle parts of of the states, I think I'll have to build a mag box myself.
    Will a 3.00" mag box be long enough when seating 140gn bullets?
     
  4. Kevin Cram

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    I'll have to check the base to point length on mine and let you know. The only snag you might run into is a loaded round will not eject from the port without releasing the bolt stop and sliding the bolt back a little.
     
  5. Gota6.5

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    Thanks again, looking forward to finding out how long your C.O.A.L are.
    I don't want to get into the project without knowing it will work 100%