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I was going to build a custome .308 rem 700 starting with the action. I wanted to start in .308 and eventually convert it into a 300 win mag when I shoot the barrel out. (Kinda like the m24). would it be ok if I started with a long action to make it into a .308? ( I see a lot of 7mm rem mags for sale cheap). Plus im lefthanded and every used 700 seems to be in 7mm. Anyway would this be a good path to go on?
 

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If you start with a .308 built on a standard-length action, then yes, you could go to .300 Win Mag. If you start out with a short-action M700 -- which a factory M700 will be (and if it's a Model 7, the action will be even shorter) -- then conversion to the longer .300 would not be practical.
 

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...and then there's the difference in bolt face diameter. If your plan is to save money by revitalizing a shot out barrel, you will not realize this gain due to the need to replace the bolt.
 

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And, even the .300 WSM would require a bolt face change from .473" dia. to .535". Action length would be ok, though. Magazine would probably be one less cartridge capacity.
 

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Be easier with a Savage..... but have fun.
 

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I have a custom Remington 700 BDL chambered in 7mm Dakota that I am looking to get rid of. May be something you could be interested in.

Darin
 

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so I guess my best bet is to try to get a short action for my 308 and just replace the barrel when its worn out. and then try to make a .300 win mag seperate from that.
 
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