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Old 02-27-2011, 10:39 PM   #1
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I have a Savage model 12V in .222 over 20 gauge and was wondering if it's worth having it rechambered to .223? Or if it's even possible.

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Old 02-28-2011, 01:50 AM   #2
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I have a Savage model 12V in .222 over 20 gauge and was wondering if it's worth having it rechambered to .223? Or if it's even possible.
its totally possible as they both use .224 bullets. ive seen m1 garands converted to 458winmag... will it raise the value?? no. your not going to recoup the money on a resale so the sole determiner would be for your own enjoyment.
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I am a big fan of the 223. But the 222 is a more accurate cartridge plus it burns less powder and is slightly quieter.

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I'm not looking for resale value, it's going to be passed down to my kids. I was looking at the fact that .223 ammo is easier to find and cheaper than .222. I'm just getting into coyote hunting with some friends and instead of buying a new rifle, I thought this would be a better option with the shotgun barrel included. Thankyou.

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It is going to cost you just about as much to rechamber it as it would to go and get a Howa 1500 set up or a H&R Handi Rifle.

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It is going to cost you just about as much to rechamber it as it would to go and get a Howa 1500 set up or a H&R Handi Rifle.
How much can it cost. Rent a finish reamer and head space gauge. I would so do it!
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Jon, a garand rebarreled to 458 win mag? Me thinks you are dreaming.

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Jon, a garand rebarreled to 458 win mag? Me thinks you are dreaming.

Nope no joke almost did one myself when I discovered the 458socom. Videos of em on youtube. There is a gunmaker that you send em a garand plus 2500$ and they send ya a functioning semi auto 458. I believe it was mccannindustries makes them custom smiths.
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Jon i did some searching and he did do it but with a very extensive mod, was it worth 2600 plus a good garand? nope not in my opinon, but then we all have our opinons.

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Maybe I am missing something here! Regarding an M-1 Garand being converted to some of the other calibers. As I understand they do not recommend shooting modern spec 30-06 ammunition through one due to high chamber pressures of the new modern 30-06 Rounds. And Hornady is making supposedly loading M-1 Garand pressure range ammunition for them? Must be one heck of a modification for some of the other ammunition to be used in one. And as was mentioned taking an historic M-1 Garand out of service makes me Ill. But it isn't mine! I only think of the history of these fine rifles and what they are. I am sure I will learn something from this post!

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