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Ruger M77 Mk1 mod possible?

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Hi folks. I'm usually over at the cam building or bow hunting forum but I have a special rifle problem that I was hoping the good folk at HH could solve. I have a Ruger M77 Mk1 rifle chambered in .308W. The rifle is in really good condition but the barrel is a bit knocked around externally. I've done the .308 thing many years ago and have decided that this rifle might make a cheap project rifle so I've decided to re- barrel to a .300WSM. My question is simply, is this possible?

 

Thanks in advance.

 

Russell

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It is possible to change from a 308 to a 300 wsm but you will have to get a gunsmith to open the boaltface, a 300wsm is bigger around than a 308 and you may need a new extractor, and will need a new barrel chambered in 300wsm.

 

But for your question I think yes.

 

I did it with a remington Short action.

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Thanks for the info Bcraft. I think I will go down that track. From what I read, the WSM seems to give about the same performance as the 300 Win Mag. Should be a good project.

 

Thanks

Russell

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