Changing aRemington long action to short

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by remcraz, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. remcraz

    remcraz Well-Known Member

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    HI
    I am wanting to change my Remington 700 300 win. mag to a Remington 7mm saum
    Is there any advantages or disadvantages from changing a long action to a short action. This will be a hunting gun only so do I need the extra mag. lengh and will I need any thing to change it to that
    Thanks Ted
     
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    There is only one advantage , Bullet seating depth is unlimited (COL). you can shoot any
    bullet at any seating depth and still use the magazine.

    As far as changing any thing, I allways recomend going to a center feed mag box to aid
    feeding of the short fat cases. plus it is easy to tune the mag box and tuning the reciever
    rails is more diffacult.

    If you already have the rifle and just want to change the caliber, GO for it.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. remcraz

    remcraz Well-Known Member

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    Hi
    Thanks for the info. I have the 300 win.mag. and just wanted to change to the 7mm saum I just like the calibur and I didnt wont to but a short action if I didnt have to.
    Thanks Again Ted
     
  4. trebark

    trebark Well-Known Member

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    J E Custom is spot-on as usual.

    You will not have any real problems.

    Where is Max Meadows, VA?? I am in Falls Church...northern virginia.
     
  5. remcraz

    remcraz Well-Known Member

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    HI
    Max Meadows is about 50 miles south of Roanoke next to Wytheville. Max Meadows is a very small town
    Thanks Ted