Remington left hand short action.

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  1. ultra300mag

    ultra300mag Active Member

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    Can anyone tell me if Remington makes a left hand short action that will accomodate the 300wsm. Trying to set my lefty son in law up in a 300wsm and am not opposed to building one but I am not sure if they have an action that will work. Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated.
     

  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    They will, a Wyatt box will get you to a 3" OAL.

    I've built a couple on long action Savages. Works great, especially on long bullets seated to the lands.
     

  3. ultra300mag

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    Thanks. Next question. Do the barrels on a left hand thread the opposite direction or the same direction as the right handers?
     
  4. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    Same threads. Only difference is the bolt.
     
  5. KDB

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    I would consider going with a semi-custom action rather than a remmy that needs to be trued. It will cost a little more, but have the features you are looking for and probably have greater resale (if that day ever comes). Take into consideration the purchase and trueing of the factory action, add sako or m16 extractor etc, and the cost is nominal.

    Take a look a Stiller Predator available in left hand and left port.

    Just my two cents from experience.

    KB
     
  6. ultra300mag

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    Thanks for the input so far. It really has me looking at several different options at this point.
     
  7. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    You can get the Stiller in stainless as well. Remington never made a stainless left hand short action.

    I'd still vote for the long action Savage.:D
     
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    Thanks. The problem is that we started into this project without doing our homework first and have a trigger, HS Precison stock etc already because being the bonehead I am just assumed that Remingon made a 300WSM in left hand. Now it looks like our options are getting smaller or that we need to sell what we already have and start the right way. Thanks for the help.
     
  9. KDB

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    The Stiller is a Remington clone. Will work with (DROP IN) your stock, trigger and any other Remington aftermarket part. That's the beauty of it. I have built several rifles and for me, this type of semi-custom action is the way to go on a precision LR rig. It's one thing to already have a donor rifle sitting in the safe, but when you have to source the action, stock, trigger, custom barrel etc., this just makes more sense.

    This is taken from their website, viperactions.com (I removed some text that would not apply to you as indicated by the ...):

    "The Predator line of actions are designed for hunting type of use. It can also be used for competition use in highpower and long range benchrest. It is a stainless steel drop in replacement for the Remington 700 series actions. It is available in both single shot and repeater versions in both right and left bolt. Short actions have 223, PPC, 308 and magnum boltfaces, long actions have 308 or magnum boltfaces...The 223 boltface uses the sako style extractor, while the others use a modifed M16 type. The Predator has some upgrades versus the standard Remington 700 or 40X...Why buy a Remington, spend hundreds of dollars blueprinting and still not get to the quality of this action for the same money."