Something i have ways wondered...

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by SRK97, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    If you had a .300 win mag single shot (not sure if any one makes this) would it be possible to also shoot 30-06 or .308 out of it. I always thought it would be an interesting survival/ammo shortage rifle.
     
  2. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    Ruger makes the #1 single shot in .300 Win. Mag. To answer your question, NO Definitely Not! and for several reason. First, the rim and case head on the 30-06 and 308 are completely different from the 300. All three headspace differently. Even if you could somehow get the 30-06 or 308 to catch the bolt head and fire it, the results would probably ruin your day. Most likely the 30-06 and 308 cartridge would just roll around in the chamber of the 300.
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  3. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Yes Ruger makes the #1 single shot in .300 Winchester Magnum, & yes http://www.mcace.com/ will build you an adapter where you can shoot .30-06 & .308 in it...........
     
  4. BlueTurf

    BlueTurf New Member

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    Where is your head? You shouldn't even be having thoughts like that.
     
  5. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    It is possible with chamber adapters, and it's perfectly safe.

    However, it rarely works out well in accuracy.

    The single shot rifles with interchangable barrels are a better option.
     
  6. molonlabexx

    molonlabexx New Member

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    You can by adapters from many places.
     
  7. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    WITH adapter- possible, not advisable.

    WITHOUT adapter- rounds headspace on the SHOULDER of the round- MAJOR difference. MIGHT fire, might not. MIGHT do you some major hurt- might not.

    As Dirty Harry said "...you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?"

    In the meantime, could we ask you to move down to the other end of the firing line, when fragments of rifle and body fluids will not make it this far? :p
     
  8. SRK97

    SRK97 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Just something I was thinking about in school, I would never try it.
     
  9. Tackleberry1

    Tackleberry1 New Member

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    Bingo...

    My deer gun is a Thompson Center 30.06

    For the price of the barrel and hand guard "to go magnum", I could update it and Elk cartridge no problem.

    Tack
     
  10. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Always thought the .30-06 w/ a 180gr was a 300 yard elk gun??? With an appropriate bullet even at 2500fps MV it will do the job out to 350 yards. 1491+-FPE 6.25moa scope adjustment w/ 150 yard zero.