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Old 10-03-2012, 12:24 PM   #11
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GD... 350 rem mag possibility on the 300WSM??? whats needed?
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Old 10-03-2012, 03:15 PM   #12
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Look the difference's in your reloading manual to learn the difference. You still need a smithy to do what ever you want. Work out your choice with him as most of what seems like good choices here do not where your at.

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GD... 350 rem mag possibility on the 300WSM??? whats needed?
A new barrel is needed. Before proceeding, I would try some 350 ammo in your WSM magazine to see if it will work. Browning magazines are often not all that tolerant. I'm not sure how willing Browning is to sell a bolt head but if they are, it would be possible to change the head and magazine and build the rifle in any 308-based cartridge as well. GD
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Old 10-03-2012, 09:22 PM   #14
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FWIW, bought a used Ruger tang safety 77 in 270Win several years ago. Had it rebarreled to 7x57 mauser using a cheapo F54(heavy contour) A&B barrel from Midway. The venerable old 7x57 is a fine hunting cartridg and its recoil is on the mild side. While perhaps I was lucky, my Ruger 77 rifle is easily my most accurate rifle. When I shot it on the grand opening day of our 600 yd range, had no problem busting 6"-8" ballons with it once I'd adjusted my scope for bullet drop and figured out the hold for the windage. It kept up with some darn nice and more modern/expensive rifles in the latest/greatest cartridges when it came to busting the ballons.
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Old 10-06-2012, 02:10 PM   #15
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The bolt face is .473". If you don't want to change that aspect of the rifle you can chamber into any caliber that has a .473"case head. You can come up with your own cartridge use a factory cartridge or use any of the millions of wildcats out there.

Steves Pages would be a good place to start.
http://stevespages.com/page8d.htm
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Old 10-07-2012, 10:45 AM   #16
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I shot my WSM today an im in love with that Rifle these days...

Weird how that works, not long ago i was tryin to sell it off.. then i didnt use it for a while.. an now i am grabbing it more than ever.. hmm

wildcattin a new cartridge seems like alotta thought is needed an a bitta Dosh also!

cheers
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