remington conversion 22/250 to 300wsm

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  1. coreyd

    coreyd Member

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    Hi guys ,
    I have a rem 700 in 22/250 i want to convert to 300 wsm. has anyone done this conversion if so whats involved i know i need to do the barrel and open up the bolt also need a different follower what else do i need to do have i missed anything ? any info is appreciated.
    Regards Corey :)
     
  2. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    What you need is a short mag receiver. You'll spend more on a conversion than you would just buying one already designed for the s.m. just my 2 cents
     

  3. coreyd

    coreyd Member

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    Bugger! i thought it might be possible just to use the rem 700 SA as a donor and build it on that.
    Thanks Shortgrass
     
  4. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    You can use the Remington with a few mods.

    1= The bolt face has to be opened up and an aftermarket extractor installed.

    2= A center feed mag box and a flat top follower will solve the feeding issue.

    3= The action rails may have to be opened up a little. (very easy).

    4= Screw on a good stainless barrel and you are done.

    This work is very inexpensive and if you already have the complete rifle use it.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  5. coreyd

    coreyd Member

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    Thanks JE,
    I had hoped that was the case most gunsmiths iv talked to has suggests the same thing. Whats involved in opening up the action rails .
    Regards Corey
     
  6. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Careful hand work. If you use the center feed box mag capacity will be reduced to 2 rounds. It always sounds simple,,,, 'till you reach for your wallet. Sell the 22-250. Use the proceeds toward a .300. The money you would have spent on the conversion will be more than enough to cover the difference. You might even have enough for a trigger!
     
  7. TOM H

    TOM H Well-Known Member

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    One thing you can get is the Wyatt magazine box for the Rem short action and those magazine get you more OAL for the WSM over a factory one.
    mbefour

    You could also buy the Pacific bolt and have it fitted
    Welcome To Pacific Tool and Gauge Inc. -- Reamers, Gauges, Bushings, and more.

    You can sell your old bolt magazine/follower to help off set the cost just another option.

    You should be able to buy a Rem factory magazine box/follower for the WSM so that shouldn't be a problem either.

    Myself I would keep the action and make the change over using it and find a good gunsmith that work with you. My 30-338 mag was a 30-06 and a 22-250AI was a 223 and yes it may of cost me alittle more to use those actions but in the total cost of building those rifles it's was that much. If I rebarrel those rifle to the orginal caliber I would of add the Sako Extractor and bolt face square anyway.

    Well good luck
     
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  8. coreyd

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    Cheers Tom,


    I think im gonna go ahead with the project being a left hander and living in Australia we are limited with options and also pay a little bit more for rifles. The feed problem is an issue though and im open to suggestions :)
     
  9. 436

    436 Well-Known Member

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    Open the bolt face, re-barrel and drop in a score high benchrest follower; making it a single shot'..., if that's all you have to work with is the Rem 22.250 action its a quick and cheap doable 300 WSM
    Just a thought
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  10. TOM H

    TOM H Well-Known Member

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    Corey, your gunsmith might be able to get factory magazine,follower,spring for the WSM or try this site Wyatt's Outdoor Custom Rifles. I'm not sure about shipping over to you. Good luck