Remington 700 300WSM Conversion Question

Discussion in 'Gun Project Questions & Gunsmithing' started by PA Jeep, Feb 24, 2019.

  1. PA Jeep

    PA Jeep Gold $$ Contributor

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    I just won a 700 SA SS 300WSM and have no interest in the caliber on a short action. I want to use the action for another build possibly a 222. I realize I can purchase the proper bolt and easily make a single shot. My question is what is required to use a BDL 222 box and have any chance of the feed rails working. Any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Gerry McGinnis

    Gerry McGinnis

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    Feed rails and ramp are cut far, far bigger on the Short Magnum receivers than the 223 ones. You’d be ahead to buy a 223 action for $300-325 that many places have them for, or trading into one with the rifle. There’s a lot more people looking for a SA Magnum action to build a 6.5 SAUM or the like, than there are looking for a 223. The only option I can see to make the action work for 223, is a new bolt, and AICS type bottom metal with a 223 mag, which will feed off the magazine’s lips and not the rails in the action.
     
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  3. PA Jeep

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    Thanks for the reply!
     

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