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Old 08-26-2011, 11:03 PM   #1
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Default Remington .270 win help needed!

Hey y'all. Hows everyone doing? So i've got a question for some of you gunsmiths or guys who have experience in changing calibers of guns. so i have a Remington 700 xcr in a .270 win. with a 24 inch standard barrel issued by the Remington company. A few friends and I want to get into shooting .308 win. and we were wondering if it is possible to change my rifle into a .308 with a heavy barrel (including the action and magazine and that stuff). if so would it be cheaper to just buy a new Remington sps tactical in .308 win.? ANY AND ALL RECOMMENDATIONS ARE WELCOME! thanks!

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Old 08-26-2011, 11:26 PM   #2
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all you have to do is change the barrel. You have a long action but that is fine and will cause no problems.

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all you have to do is change the barrel. You have a long action but that is fine and will cause no problems.
I beg to differ on this. 308 is short action, 270 is long action.
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You need to plan on acquiring another rifle due to long action (270) vs short action (308).

Stop by the introduction section and let us know a little more about yourself. I lived Bossier and hunted in Bienville parishes for about 8 years from 1999 to 2008. Unfortunately my job moved me to the Northland. I'll be back in the Sportsman Paradise someday.

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Thanks guys! and I'm new to these forums so thanks for the quick replies!

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It CAN be done BUT you have a long action whereas you really need a short action. You MAY encounter feeding issues. You could rebarrel it to 30-06 with no other changes however.

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you can certainly use short cartridges in a long action. For many years gun companies only had long actions and used them for all calibers.

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True but they used mag blocks to position the cartridges for proper feeding.

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is that round good for long-range shooting? and how much is a box of 20 rounds on average? thanks!

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The .308 is mighty close (not exactly but closest I can explain easily) to being a shortened 30-06. The ammo is available everywhere and the 30-06 is about 150-200 feet per second faster than the .308. The 30-06 ammo shouldn't be much higher than .308.

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