Can a aics .300 win mag clip be modified to run a .270 win?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by AussieRedneck, Nov 10, 2011.

  1. AussieRedneck

    AussieRedneck New Member

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    The title says it all, I have a Remington 700 sps in .270 win
    I am currently looking into a J Allen Enterprise stock which runs the AICS magazine. AICS do not make Magazine's to suit .270 win and I would like to know if the .300 win mag clips can be modified for a .270 win? as the bullet dimensions are similar.

    Thanks in advance for all your help .
     
  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    A clip is used to load the magazine
    (and do you mean case or bullet?)

    If the body of both casings is of the same diameter, it should work as is.
    Otherwise the lips of the magazine may be tweaked. But tweaking can also make the magazines useless. Be careful.
     

  3. AussieRedneck

    AussieRedneck New Member

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    The .270 win case diameter is 0.042" or 1.07mm smaller than the .300 win mag. In your opinion do you think this will work?
     
  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Try it. 1mm is not that much, but 1mm can be too much.
     
  5. AussieRedneck

    AussieRedneck New Member

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    Righto Mate, I'll give it a go and let you know how went.. Thanks for your input.
     
  6. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Active Member

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    I wouldn't try it if I was you. It's a job for a competent gunsmith as .300 Win Mag cases are belted and fatter than the .270 case. Your gunsmith may have to even cut the magazine in 1/2 lengthwise and remove a small amount of steel before welding back together.
     
  7. AussieRedneck

    AussieRedneck New Member

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    AussieRedneck New Member

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    Just wondering if anyone has modified magazines of any caliber?
    How did it go?