September 22, 2011, 11:01 AM
...and who could do it? I have an itch for a .300 whisper lever gun, glassed, and suppressed.
Have any of you ever built a strange hybrid type weapon before? What did it run you?
September 22, 2011, 11:46 AM
Starting with a Browning BLR would be the easiest way to do this. Because they are available in .223 the bolt and magazine would work fine...just a basic re-barrel.
I would inquire at Midwest Gun Works...
September 22, 2011, 12:18 PM
Defiantly the BLR is the way to go. And if you're going to scope and can a BLR, do it to a takedown model.
September 22, 2011, 12:23 PM
Thanks for that tip 451, never taken a look at browning's levers before.
Not too keen on the box mag but it's still a good platform.
What I had in mind was more of a '94 style. Tall order but I'm the kind of person who follows through with an idea no matter how dumb it may seem haha. Looking for an end result maybe something like this...
The Lone Haranguer
September 22, 2011, 12:28 PM
What I had in mind was more of a '94 style.
In a tubular magazine that stacks the cartridges end to end, you can't use pointed bullets.
September 22, 2011, 12:34 PM
Right, but polymer is my ticket through that hiccup. I'm already running LeverEvolution through my others
September 22, 2011, 12:35 PM
If you handload, it's easy enough to find round nose and flat nose .30 bullets.
September 22, 2011, 12:59 PM
Problem with the Monoflex bullet is the bullet weight, making a 300 Whisper and limiting yourself to a 140 grain bullet is about the worst possible use of the cartridge's potential. If you can find a decent flat nose 200-220 grain that might work. Biggest problem will be the bolt and feeding system.
September 23, 2011, 01:08 AM
I don't mean to get off the track too far, but if you could find those 200 - 220 gr. flat point bullets, you should be able to load down the 30-30 Win. to sub-sonic velocities. You might also take a look at the 32-20 WCF. I don't know exactly what bullet options you would have in 8mm, but there should be something you could work with.
The BLR is the best answer so far. It seems to have all of the advantages with none of the headaches.