30-06 to 300 Win Mag

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by feelinducky, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. feelinducky

    feelinducky Well-Known Member

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    I want to rebarrel my Rem 700 in 30-06 to a 300 Win Mag. The bolt face diameter is larger on the Win Mag, can I just buy a new bolt from Pacific Tool and have it installed? (Along with the new barrel) If I do will the new bolt fit the rails on my current action? Is there any thing else I'm missing here?
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  2. DCGS

    DCGS Official LRH SPONSOR

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    The smith that puts your new barrel on should be able to open up the standard bolt and install a sako extractor. This would be the cheapest way out. Dan
     
  3. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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    Be a lot cheaper to trade your 30-06 for a 300 WM.
     
  4. feelinducky

    feelinducky Well-Known Member

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    What is the going rate to open up the bolt face? Thanks for the information.
     
    Last edited: Nov 17, 2011
  5. marksman66

    marksman66 Well-Known Member

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    Sell your bolt and buy a factory mag bolt for similar money. Sell your box mag and follower and buy a mag box and follower. Rechamber your factory tube (if the length is good) and have at it.... Or sell yours and buy a 300 win all done for about what it will cost you to have it rechambered... FWIW

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