Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

300 rem.ultra mag. in p14 action

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rwmcquigge, Dec 19, 2006.

?

what is your favorite magnum cal.out of the 4 given

  1. 300 win mag

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  2. 338 win mag

    7 vote(s)
    43.8%
  3. 300 rum

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
  4. 375 h&h

    3 vote(s)
    18.8%
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. rwmcquigge

    rwmcquigge Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2006
    Messages:
    18
    i have an old 1917 eddystone in 30-06 with a worn barrel but the action is still strong,im wondering if i can rebarrel for some thing heavy like an 300 rum,or maybee a 7mm stw?
    any thoughts on this or maybee a caliber that will work?
     
  2. jlmurphy

    jlmurphy Member

    Joined:
    Apr 1, 2006
    Messages:
    209
    The U.S. 1917 and the English Pattern 14 are basically the same rifle, with the exception of the P 14 having a magnum sized bolt face. I built one into a 300 Win Mag rifle. The action is more than adequate to handle magnum calibers.
     
  3. rbernie
    • Contributing Member

    rbernie Member

    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2004
    Messages:
    20,555
    Location:
    Norra Texas
    I'd tend to stick with the .532/.515 belted mags and not the .532/.540 nonbelted ubermags; the 1917 action is strong but it's not the newest and most consistent in terms of steel quality.

    I'd especially be wary of Eddystones vs. Rem or Winnie versions, since the Eddystones have a statistically significantly greater likelihood of having been heat-treated a bit too hot (not like the '03, tho) and having had the barrel overtorqued upon installation. The combination of these two issues is such that the receiver ring can develop microcracks when you pull the old barrel off. It doesn't happen all the time, but it is a known issue with Eddys.

    If at all possible - pay the $$ to have the receiver magnafluxed before you reuse it.
     
  4. DogBonz

    DogBonz Member

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2006
    Messages:
    2,068
    Location:
    NJ
    I voted for the .338 win mag...

    But have you considered the .338 Federal, or the .338 A-Square? They would give you some serious balistics, in an easy shooting platform, that is good for a lot of game.
     
  5. Essex County

    Essex County Member

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2005
    Messages:
    1,247
    I don't think you could do no better than the ol' .300 Winchester. It's still very popular. If you decide to sell the rifle later on it would be the most marketable.........Essex
     
  6. romma

    romma Member

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2005
    Messages:
    3,208
    Location:
    Southeastern,CT
    I was hog hunting in TX 2 weeks ago with this round. I borrowed a Remington Model 700, and what a job it did!
     
  7. critter

    critter Member

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2002
    Messages:
    3,167
    Location:
    southeast AR
    I know where there is one in .375 H&H. Now there's a thumper!
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page