REM 700 BDL 300 rum AICS can it be done

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by chdohert, Jul 26, 2009.

  1. chdohert

    chdohert Member

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    I am a first time user on this site . I have a remington 700 BDL in 300 rum and would like to set it up in an AICS stock . Can it be done and is there any thing I should be aware of ? Has any one out there got a 2nd hand one ?
     

  2. trueblue

    trueblue Well-Known Member

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    If you don't get an answer here,I would post this question at Sniper's Hide. They use this stock alot , and I am sure someone would be able to answer your question.
     

  3. ICANHITHIMMAN

    ICANHITHIMMAN Well-Known Member

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    Yes it can be done! AI makes a stock for the rem 700 action, but trueblud is right post over at the hide I think you will have better luck. I know of one place you can buy one and Im going to link you good luck and keep us posted.

    Jon

    Accuracy International
     
  4. chdohert

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    Thanks a lot . I appreciate an answer so soon
     
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  5. chdohert

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    Is there a problem getting the 300 rum round to feed into the AICS stock
     
  6. chdohert

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    The problem with the Remington Ultramags in the AICS magazines is the length of the rim to the shoulder. The two deeply stamped strengthening ribs in the magazine body are placed too far back for the Ultramag brass to fit. The .300 Ultramag is 2.387" from rim to shoulder. The .338 Ultramag is 2.296" from rim to shoulder. The .338 Lapua is 2.161" and the .300 Win Mag is 2.196" from rim to shoulder. That's the reason why neither the Lapua or Win Mag AICS magazines will work with Ultramag brass without modification. One solution is to remove the strengthening ribs via grinding or machining. The magazines then have an open slot machined in them that exposes the cartridges,follower and spring to foreign material. People have done the modification,but they have to come up with some way to cover up the slots.


    It has been done successfully with the use of the .338 Lapua magazine, the front ribs have to be machined out to allow for the RUM's extra shoulder requirements. This will allow the .300 and .338 RUMS's to function with x5rds very successfully. Of course, once this modification has been done, it will void any warranty/repair/replacement with AI on that particular magazine.


    , Australia So which AICS model would be the best for me to obtain to make the modifications needed to house the 300 rum as well as have a magazine feed ? Is there someone that has contact with a fellow 300 rum owner that can give me specifics on the mods required ?


    Loc: Elizabeth City, NC You will need the LA AICS in either Stage I.5 or II, your choice, ordered with the .338Lapua magazine not the .300WM and amount of mags you desire. I have done the modification for years for customers and can assist, just contact me direct. On the AICS LA, I believe Bauer Arms has them instock in several different configurations.
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    Loc: Ireland, Indiana My 'smith done up a 338 Edge using modded AI 338LM mags. Worked out very nice.
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    Dear Chris
    Thank you for your email and the link to the Snipershide post. We are aware that it can be done but it is not an amateur gunsmith job and it voids the warranty on the .338 magazine, which has to be bought separately, and as we are not sure what part of the world our emails come in from, we can be rather vague with dispatching information. Stacey at Accuracy International North America will have the most information to help you with your requirement and would be the best contact.
    Best regards

    Yes it can be done says AICS but 338 mags need smithing.
    Check under gunsmithing at snipers hide if anyone is interested
     
  7. tackb

    tackb Well-Known Member

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    Hi, i had a 300rum built on a mcmillan stock with the badger ordnance mag kit and to get it to hold more than one round i had to grind out the front ribs on the mag (the badger uses AI mags) then i put some thin black plastic on the out side over the slots with epoxy resin which had the added bonus of stopping the mag rattling.

    all in all it works very well.

    hope this helps ?

    Russ