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wicat3 07-24-2012 11:16 PM

remington 74 question
 
Hey guys I recently bought a remington 74 autoloading 30-06 rifle and today I noticed the magizine has stamped on it 270 WIN? Is this normal or did I get a used gun with the wrong magizine?

Jake15 07-24-2012 11:59 PM

I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure that the magazines for either cartridge are interchangeable, I've also heard that it's a common occurrence for them to get swapped during a rifles lifetime. I would try to load the mag and cycle it manually and if all seems well then I'd shoot it.

wicat3 07-25-2012 12:07 AM

It fits good seems like it should be for rifle just dont have any ammo to cycle it with just yet. I think ill be going out and getting some soon.

hiwall 07-25-2012 12:43 AM

The 270 magazine should be fine. the 270 is just a 30/06 with a smaller bullet. The only problem would be if someone looked only at the mag and thought that was the caliber of the rifle.

robocop10mm 07-25-2012 01:10 AM

The .270/.30-06 magazines are IDENTICAL except for the caliber stamped on them. You will not have any problems with it that you would not have with one stamped .30-06

donthav1 07-25-2012 02:29 AM

my grandpa has one of those. when he bought an aftermarket mag for it, it was stamped for use with 4 different calibers which i believe were .30-06, .25-06, .270 & i think 7mm.

as long as you stick .30-06 in the mag you should be fine

wicat3 07-25-2012 02:43 AM

thanks guys. One other thing would any of you have any web sites to get some information on it. Maybe a manual or somethhing I would like to be able to clean it better then just the barrel. I googled the sportsman 74 and I cant find much of anything on it almost like they were never made lol. Any help would be great.

hiwall 07-25-2012 03:51 AM

try here
http://stevespages.com/page7b.htm

wicat3 07-25-2012 01:44 PM

Thanks but they dont have a remington 74. I looked for a sportsman 74 nothing the only thing that they have is a remington 740 so I dont know if thats a newer model or the same thing?

hiwall 07-25-2012 02:39 PM

The 740 was a much older model.


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