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Old 09-15-2019, 12:15 PM   #1
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Iíve got a Remington 700 custom deluxe 300 win mag. Iím wanting to have a semi custom shooter with little recoil.

As is the bolt is hard to open after firing. That needs to be addressed first Iím sure.

What are my options? Iím not a gun nut so Iím not well versed in all of what I should or shouldnít expect.

Iím in Conroe. Any and all recommendations appreciated. Iíd like to stay around $750 ish.
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:50 PM   #2
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.257/ .270 weatherby .264 win mag are a couple options
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Old 09-15-2019, 06:57 PM   #3
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$750 would get you a stock and the bolt problem fixed. You might be able to throw a trigger in there. Changing barrels or calibers is possible but not with anything else. A bartlien barrel swap would run you $500-$750.
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Build a grendel in an ar platform
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Old 09-15-2019, 07:03 PM   #5
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.257/ .270 weatherby .264 win mag are a couple options
I like the 257 too...sounds like it needs a new tube if bolt lift is heavy anyway. Just have the smith go through the action & get it all right at the same time. You got a few choices to make if going down the custom route. Take your time.
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Old 09-15-2019, 09:07 PM   #6
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Iíve got a Remington 700 custom deluxe 300 win mag. Iím wanting to have a semi custom shooter with little recoil.

As is the bolt is hard to open after firing. That needs to be addressed first Iím sure.

What are my options? Iím not a gun nut so Iím not well versed in all of what I should or shouldnít expect.

Iím in Conroe. Any and all recommendations appreciated. Iíd like to stay around $750 ish.
You could get the primary extraction issue fixed, a brake installed, a bedding job and an upgraded trigger for about what you have budgeted. Youíd likely end up with exactly the kind of rifle youíre after.
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Old 09-16-2019, 10:33 PM   #7
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I like the 257 too...sounds like it needs a new tube if bolt lift is heavy anyway. Just have the smith go through the action & get it all right at the same time. You got a few choices to make if going down the custom route. Take your time.
He has a heavy bolt lift so he needs a new barrel? Iíd love to hear the thought process behind that.
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Old 09-16-2019, 11:59 PM   #8
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Anybody recommend a good reliable gunsmith that I can trust in the greater Houston area. Preferably north side.
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Old 09-17-2019, 06:22 AM   #9
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Pete Piper with Precision Barrel Works, been in the business for a good long while. I believe he's in Hempstead or near there.

http://www.precisionbarrelwork.com/
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Old 09-17-2019, 03:00 PM   #10
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I’ve got a Remington 700 custom deluxe 300 win mag. I’m wanting to have a semi custom shooter with little recoil.

What are my options? I’m not a gun nut so I’m not well versed in all of what I should or shouldn’t expect.
as mentioned, the 257 Wthby would be a good place to start if you kept your action. Or you could fix the hard extraction issues, sell/trade your rifle, and build what you want based on the new action specs

If your wanting to keep it fairly local, drive to Hempstead and visit Pete

with a magnum bolt face (.540) and long action, here are your options below:

Bolt face diameters cheat sheet:

Short actions with a bolt face .Dia of .384 +/-
17 Remington
204 Ruger
222 Remington
223 Remington

6x45 (think .223 necked up to 6mm)
6 & 6.5mm TCU
20 Tactical
20 Practical (think .223 necked down to .20cal)



Short actions with a bolt face .Dia of .473 +/-
225 Winchester
22/250 Remington
6mm Norma BR
243 Winchester
250 Savage
260 Remington
6.5/284 Norma
7/08 Remington
284 Winchester
300 Savage
308 Winchester
338 Federal
35 Remington
358 Winchester

6 & 6.5 Creedmoor
6.5 Lapua
6XC


Short actions with a bolt face .Dia of .540+/-
223 WSSM
243 WSSM
25 WSSM
7mm Remington saum
7mm WSM
300 Remington saum,
300 WSM
325 WSM
350 Remington Mag.


Long actions with a bolt face .DIA of .470 +/-
220 Swift
6mm Remington
240 Weatherby Mag
257 Roberts
25-06 Remington
6.5x55 Swedish
270 Winchester
7x57 Mauser
7x64 Brenneke
280 Remington
30/06 Springfield
8mm Mauser
338/06 A Square
35 Whelen


Long actions with a bolt face .Dia of .540 +/-
257 Weatherby
264 Win Mag
270 weatherby Mag
7mm Remington Mag
7mm Weatherby Mag
7 STW
7mm Remington Ultra Mag
300 H & H
300 Winchester Mag
300 Weatherby Mag
300 RUM
303 Brit
8mm Remington Mag
338 Winchester Mag
340 Weatherby Mag
338 RUM
375 H & H
375 Weatherby
375 RUM
416 Remington Mag
458 Winchester Mag
458 Lott


Long actions with a bolt face .Dia of .585 +/-
30/378 Weatherby
338 Lapua
338/378 Weatherby
378 Weatherby mag
416 Rigby
416 Weatherby Mag
460 Weatherby Mag
470 Nitro Express

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Old 09-17-2019, 05:04 PM   #11
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He has a heavy bolt lift so he needs a new barrel? Iíd love to hear the thought process behind that.
likely a chamber issue & wouldn't chase a factory bbl problem...I figured some were bound to say save the $$$$, but gotta remember we have a bunch of custom builders here. I love to see folks get their first custom & was pushing it along is all.

Don't know how many I've had over the years but my first one was a .280AI & still my go to since 1994. $750 can help but if it can be swung, might as well do it right & go full custom. Not a whole lot more needed as Blake has explained numbers times.
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Old 09-17-2019, 05:12 PM   #12
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Anybody recommend a good reliable gunsmith that I can trust in the greater Houston area. Preferably north side.
I wouldn't find my smith based on location...there may very well be one of the best in your area, but all of mine were shipped off. We had a good one down here at the time, but better ones out there. Nobody now.
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