Rem.700-06 to what .338 caliber?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by Dskiper, Jul 29, 2009.

  1. Dskiper

    Dskiper Well-Known Member

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    Hey rifleman! I have a 70s vintage custom shop 30-06 collecting dust in the safe. I'm considering rebarrelling to a .338 caliber for elk&bigger game. I already have a.300mag. Should I go to .338-06,.338Win.mag. .340Weath.mag or maybe a.375H&H? Whats on your mind? Dskiper
     
  2. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    If .375 is on the table, I'd turn it into a .375 Ruger. It'll exceed the .375H&H in the same length and magazine capacity as the 30-06.
    AJ
     
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  3. royinidaho

    royinidaho Writers Guild

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    338 RUM without a doubt.lightbulb
     
  4. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    I think the 375 Ruger is a magnum boltface.

    My vote would be for an Edge. 375 Ruger would be close to the top too.
     
  5. AJ Peacock

    AJ Peacock Well-Known Member

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    Yep, you are right. It's the same length but does have the .532 boltface.

    I've heard guys building the .338/375 Ruger but haven't heard how it works. It is definitely bigger than the 338Win mag (about half way between the Winmag and the 338 RUM).

    AJ
     
  6. angus-5024

    angus-5024 Well-Known Member

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    +1 for the 375 RUM. couldnt go wrong with an edge or Rum though.
     
  7. alf

    alf Well-Known Member

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    Your cheapest alternative would be to do it on the 473 boltface you have, such as the 338-06, 35 Whelen, or the 9.3, all on the 06 case.

    I did a 338-06 Improved for that very reason.

    But I already had built a 375 Ruger on a 700, so that arena was covered.