switch to 223 from 308

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  1. ranger3

    ranger3 Silver $$ Contributor

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    Don't know that I have this in the proper forum, but wasn't sure where else to put it. I have a Savage 10, with HS Precision stock and blind mag that is currently a 308, I would like to re barrel to 223 but the follower is for 22-250 - 308, etc. It seems to feed ok but I can't find a 223 follower. What am I going to miss if I don't find a 223 follower?
     
  2. pdog2062

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    Is your savage a stagger or center feed?Most 223’s have an extended baffle to shorten the bolt throw but I have both baffles in some of mine with no problems.If you need a stagger feed follower they are extremely scarce
     
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    It's stagger feed and I have a bolthead. I think the follower is my only missing item.
     
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    Your 308 bolt face is too large for .223. , youwould need a new bolt

    I can do a 22 250, 6br or 6brx without anything new. I know the 223 bolt has a stop, but i can make the current bolt work.
     
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    New question does anyone know if a current model Center feed action and blind box magazine will fit into my old blind feed box
     
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    Have you tried Savage Customer Service? Prices are the lowest you'll find, and service is top notch.
     
  8. #40Fan

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    Sounds like a good excuse for a new gun!
     
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    ranger3 Silver $$ Contributor

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    Thats a good idea, I'll call them tomorrow. I just bought this, may have to reconsider my plans .i.e. new gun or trade of some type may be in order.
     

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