Can Long Actions......

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Vapor_trail, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. Vapor_trail

    Vapor_trail Member

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    I am thinking about buying a model 700 in .270. And it is a long action. My question is, if down the road i want to make this gun into a .223 by getting a new barrel installed will the long action work or is this not even possible? I may sound like an idiot asking but i need to know before i spend the money.

    Thanks,

    J.B. gun)
     

  2. ol mike

    ol mike Well-Known Member

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    It's 'possible' but the boltface is different -where the cartridge wraps around the end of the case.
    A 22-250 has the same boltface as a 270 .

    It would take buying another bolt to make it a 223 -not really practical imo.

    What's your reasoning for possibly wanting to turn a 270 into a 223?
     

  3. Derek M.

    Derek M. Well-Known Member

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    You'd be wasting your time.
     
  4. Vapor_trail

    Vapor_trail Member

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    Just in case i wanted to do that. It doesn't sound like it is something i want to do. I would prolly end up finding a good deal on another gun anyways. Thanks for the input.

    J.B.