Extended mag for rem 700 223 bdl

808mike

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Has anyone modified a Remington 700 bdl 223 magazine to run a longer coal? Any suggestions would be appropriate
 

Blancoalex

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Just an idea. Use standard 308 MAG BOX, follower spring and then mill a follower to accommodate the 223. Someone may a.ready make the follower. Never looked.
 

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Looked around and Wyatt's Outdoor makes followers. You could check with them for a ready made one. That would make it super ez conversion.
 

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Thanks blancoalex! Factory box has a 3/8 spacer. I was hoping to see if anyone cut it out and replaced it with a 3/16 spacer and had any feeding issues. I think original follower will work . Guess ill do some welding and find out.
Aloha Mike
 

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My original idea was to use a 308win magazine box not the 223 one. The key would be to create or find a "long" 223 follower. I would contact Wyatt's to see if they could make the long follower.

May try this myself down the road.
 

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My original idea was to use a 308win magazine box not the 223 one. The key would be to create or find a "long" 223 follower. I would contact Wyatt's to see if they could make the long follower.

May try this myself down the road.
I’ve never done it to a 700 but 2 model 70’s with the spacer spot welded in. I drilled the spot welds out and tossed the spacer out. I never put any spacer back in place both rifles still feed flawlessly. One is a short action 22-250 and the other is a 270 wsm. Both controlled round feed 70’s
 

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Thanks for the reply Coldfinger! I ended up cutting out spacer and spot welding in one 3/16 thick. Feeds well now .
 

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