So... I recently bought a Remington 700 308 from a friend who only fired it a few times. He had another stock put on the rifle but still gave me the originaly he took off it. I was about to throw the stock in the closet and forget about it but then I thought twice. I'm not a big hunter (I don't collect deer heads or hunt to eat, so unless someone wants me to go and take whatever kill I've got... I don't go.) However... I am a deputy and thus, love shooting. I was wondering if I could (or if it's possible to) use that original stock from my 308 and build a bolt action .223 out of it for some fun. There's no point in wasting a good stock for nothing. My knowledge on bolt actions is about none (this 308 was my first bolt action to accompany my collection of AR's, shotguns, and handguns) so I really am at a complete loss and don't know what I'm doing here, haha. On this subject, I'm the new guy going "wait, what?" I'm willing to listen and learn however and came across this website in my research. Any have any ideas? Or anything else they think would be a good idea? Like I said... this is purely for fun/entertainment. I'd like to keep the cost down as low as I can. I'd also like to find basic parts that I can put together to stay away from a gunsmith as much as possible. Nothing against them... just hard to find a good one in the greater Orlando area.