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How to make a 300WSM gun shoot 308?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Gabe, Oct 31, 2003.

  1. Gabe

    Gabe Member

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    I have a 308 Remington rifle and I'm looking to add a magnum to my collection. Instead of having two rifles, is there any maker that offer a rifle that shoots the 300wsm and 308 with some interchangable parts? Could I buy a magnum rifle and have it converted? Sorry I don't know much about rifle smithing.
     
  2. Jim Watson

    Jim Watson Senior Member

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    The Blaser 93 is completely caliber convertible, but I don't know if they do WSMs yet.
    It is also extremely expensive.
    Any sort of gunsmithing conversion would be even more money.

    Buy two Remingtons, you will come out cheaper.
     
  3. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

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    It's not just the cost of a new barrel; the bolt-face is a different size, as well.

    IMO, if I didn't already have .308s and '06s lying around, I'd go with a .300WSM. It looks like a perfect cartridge for a handloader. Load down a bit for deer; up for elk or moose.

    Art
     

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