Rem 700 Bolt Face for 22-250

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by mrussell, Apr 23, 2010.

  1. mrussell

    mrussell Active Member

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    If i was to buy a Rem 700 in 30-06, then have a gunsmith remove the barrel and chamber a new barrel in 22-250, would the bolt face match the 22-250 case head? Does it need to be in a short action? or will the long action work? what problems will i run into?
     
  2. eddybo

    eddybo Well-Known Member

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    473 bolt face for both 06 and 22-250
     

  3. mrussell

    mrussell Active Member

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    Thanks, I figured but wanted to make sure it was correct. Will the action case any issues being a long action?
     
  4. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    USE a BERGARRA BBL. they are excellent, and you can do it yourself. The long action has several advantages, such as longer bullet seating, if loading is a problem, simply make an aluminum spacer and replace follower and spring with short action size. I have built several like this using BERGARRA and love them. The price you save more than covers the small cost of head space gages. and these things are tack driver's. I like the 1-10 twist as I can shoot 60 gr. bullets and still maintain high velocity.
     
  5. mrussell

    mrussell Active Member

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    Do you have any pictres of the rifle?
     
  6. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    can send pics via e-mail, but don't have "photo bucket" acct. to post here.

    pm me with your e-mail and I will send pic.
     
  7. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Buy a short action! You will still have 1/2" extra in magazine length so you can set your bullets out if you want to. You won't have 1/2" of bullet to set out. Nominal OAL of .22-250 loaded round = 2.350" Magazine box length of Rem. 700 SA = 2.850" You will save yourself alot of head aches in the long run.
     
  8. mrussell

    mrussell Active Member

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    Ok, I have been thinking. The stock I have is for the ADL. I know that a single action is a lot more rigid. can I take the follower off the sprig to use as the single shot. Also, i want to buld up the stock to make more of a bench rest style stock! What is the best way to bond/glue the new wood to the exsisting wood? Also, can i bond in the action the magazine to make is a single shot?