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P-14 Enfield action to .375 Ruger

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by donk, Jan 31, 2012.

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  1. donk

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    I am considering having a P-14 Enfield, (Winchester manfacture) action barreled for the .375 Ruger chamber. Does anyone have experience with a similar conversion, feeding concerns, or any other helpful information.

    Don't worry the old P-14 has been already been "altered"

    I am new to posting Thanks for any reply.
     
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    nowadays the winchesters are worth a pretty penny.try a howa action from midwayusa.com
     
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    Welcome to THR, donk.

    If you already have possession of the P-14, and whether it's been altered or not wouldn't matter to me. It seems like it's a very feasible conversion to a very potent caliber, as long as you don't have feeding issues.
    I think it's good idea, and encourage you to do it because life is short, and you should enjoy that P-14 yourself, not some collector.


    NCsmitty
     
  4. natman

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    The advantage of a 375 Ruger over a 375 H&H is that it will fit in a standard sized action.

    The P14 is already a magnum length action. Why not just make it a 375 H&H? Take advantage of worldwide ammo availability.
     
  5. Jim K

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    It may depend on definition, but the P-14 is not usually considered a magnum length action, and I don't believe it is feasible to rework it to accept the .375 H&H. In fact, it required a fair number of changes to make it work with .30-'06 and that was a redesign, not reworking of existing actions.

    Jim
     
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    I don't know what it took to make it work, but I know a guy who has an P-14 in 500 A-Square.
     
  7. donk

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    Thankyou for the responses. My interest in the .375 Ruger was due to the Case Lenght and COL over the longer .375 H&H. You are certainly correct the H&H is a world wide cartridge.

    I have used the P-14 action for .300 Mag by changing the P-14 magazine (303) to a P-17 mag. (30-06) and had good results. The P-17 mag sightly longer. I was trying to stay a way from lengthing the magazine by cutting an welding.
     
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    The P-14 was a favorite for magnum conversions because no rework of the bolt face or extractor was required due to the size of the 303 rim. I have fired P-14 conversions in 375 H&H, 300 H&H, 8MM Remington Magnum, 300 Weatherby and 340 Weatherby. The magazine box mods are not difficult. I have a P-14 that is unaltered and I shoot it in 303 but ever so often the urge to customize comes over me so I go try to find another unaltered P-14 and realize that what I have is becoming quite rare, so it stays and I move on to a VZ24 and build a 338-06 or some such.
     
  9. Jim K

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    With enough money, time, and skill just about anything can be done. But I still don't see a P-14 as a "magnum length action".

    Jim
     
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    http://www.470mbogo.com/BigBoreCompendium/

    http://forums.outdoorsdirectory.com/showthread.php/35241-What-to-do-with-a-1917-Enfield

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/.458_Lott

    Etc, etc....
     
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