remington 700 30-06 to 300win

Discussion in 'The Basics, Starting Out' started by BUSTINDOGS, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. BUSTINDOGS

    BUSTINDOGS Well-Known Member

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    I have a remington model 700 chambered for 30-06 i would like to rebarrel it and chamber it for 300 win mag. i looked and the .300 wm is .059 bigger at the rim than the 06 will the action i have work for the 300 wm and i see it's longer by about .126 as well, if i want to load a 215 berger will i have enough room to use the mag from the 06?
     
  2. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    can it be done? yes
    should it? no.

    probl'y better off finding mag action and starting with that, you can pick up a used mag rifle for less money than new rem. action (usually)
     

  3. BUSTINDOGS

    BUSTINDOGS Well-Known Member

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    ok so now i have to find a mag action
     
  4. timl

    timl Well-Known Member

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    I didn't think there was a difference, a long action is the same for a 30-06 or a 300 winmag. Is there a difference? What is it?
     
  5. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    bolt face, extractor, and feed rails. all can be altered, from std. to mag. but more expensive than just starting with mag. action.
     
  6. timl

    timl Well-Known Member

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    I knew about the bolt face and extractor, are you sure about the feed rails?
     
  7. MTBULLET

    MTBULLET Well-Known Member

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    from std (30-06 class) to mag.?

    yes, i'm sure