Remington barrel swaps

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Steve M, Jun 7, 2014.

  1. Steve M

    Steve M Member

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    Are barrels from 700 and 712 receivers swappable? Thanks to anyone who might have answer.
     
  2. EddieHarren

    EddieHarren Well-Known Member

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    What is a Model 712?
     
  3. Steve M

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    Oops. It should have been a model 710. I bought this 710 as barely used in a 30 06 and would like to Rebarrel it to a 25 06 or 6.5 06. Bad idea or good?
     
  4. benchracer

    benchracer Well-Known Member

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    The 710 uses press-fit barrels, rather than threaded ones like the 700 uses. The 710 was an early, failed attempt at a budget rifle by Remington. It was never intended to be re-barreled and is effectively a disposable rifle. If you want to do a build of some kind, do yourself a favor and start with a decent action/rifle. The 710 doesn't qualify.
     
  5. Steve M

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    Thank you. Based on the quality of the components, I had a feeling it was going to be bad news.