remington 74 question

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by wicat3, Jul 24, 2012.

  1. wicat3

    wicat3 New Member

    32
    0
    0
    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?
     
  2. Jake15

    Jake15 New Member

    131
    0
    0
    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.
     

  3. wicat3

    wicat3 New Member

    32
    0
    0
    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.
     
  4. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

    4,269
    22
    48
    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.
     
  5. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

    11,380
    1
    0
    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
     
  6. donthav1

    donthav1 Active Member

    1,048
    5
    38
    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
     
  7. wicat3

    wicat3 New Member

    32
    0
    0
    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.
     
  8. wicat3

    wicat3 New Member

    32
    0
    0
    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?
     
  9. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

    4,269
    22
    48
    The 740 was a much older model.
     
  10. wicat3

    wicat3 New Member

    32
    0
    0
    thanks that will work great for me