can i make a 300 win mag from a 30-06

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by yzm19, Oct 9, 2010.

  1. yzm19

    yzm19 Well-Known Member

    Dec 18, 2007
    i have a remington 700 30-06 and was wondering making it a 300 win mag and tricking it out. is it possible to open a rem 700 bolt face to take the 300 win mag?
  2. kiwi3006

    kiwi3006 Well-Known Member

    Aug 1, 2007
    Yep, not a problem. I had my Rem 700 30-06 rechambered to 7mm mag. Opening up the bolt face is not a problem, you will probably want to fit a sako style extractor while you are at it.


  3. elkaholic

    elkaholic Well-Known Member

    Dec 4, 2008
    I agree that you can easily do it but there are some other things to consider. You will have to do some feed rail work and you probably have a 22" barrel on your '06 which pretty much defeats having a magnum in my opinion. You could put a 26" barrel on your '06 and probably get as much or more velocity than you would with a 22" 300. Not suggesting that you do that, just trying to make a point. Good luck with what you decide.....Rich