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#6194468 - 02/19/12 remington 700 re-chamber possible?
79inpa Offline
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I have a remington 788 in .222 but would rather have a remington 700. My local wal mart has a remington 700 in matte black in 223 for 400 bucks. Could a person buy the remington 700 in .223 and have a gunsmith re chamber it to .222?

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#6194537 - 02/19/12 Re: remington 700 re-chamber possible? [Re: 79inpa]
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Sure.
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#6194679 - 02/19/12 Re: remington 700 re-chamber possible? [Re: 79inpa]
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Yes, but you would have to have the barrel set back some. I am not sure how much. The 222 is shorter than the 223.
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#6195149 - 02/19/12 Re: remington 700 re-chamber possible? [Re: dale06]
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I have encountered several 222s that had been rechambered to 223, but never vice versa. Is this 700 at Walmart a 700ADL or
a 700SPS?

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#6196579 - 02/20/12 Re: remington 700 re-chamber possible? [Re: Jericho]
79inpa Offline
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this gun is an older version of the adl. It comes as a combo with a cheap scope.

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#6196854 - 02/20/12 Re: remington 700 re-chamber possible? [Re: 79inpa]
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Go to a .222 Magnum. I believe it's longer than the .223.
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#6197009 - 02/20/12 Re: remington 700 re-chamber possible? [Re: John_Boy]
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Yes, but the barrel would have to be removed, the shoulder set back ,threads added to , shank shortened, conterbored ,chamber reamed to 222 and then intalled and re headspaced. Might will cost as much as doing setting up a new barrel.
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#6198512 - 02/20/12 Re: remington 700 re-chamber possible? [Re: foogle]
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Just take the money you would spend on rechambering a .223 to an inferior cartridge , and buy .223 ammo and a set of dies . Then you'll have a 700 that isn't devalued due to rechambering to a cartridge that is all but obsolete . There is nothing a .222 can do , that a .223 can't do better ! JMHO
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#6201986 - 02/21/12 Re: remington 700 re-chamber possible? [Re: 79inpa]
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Originally Posted By: 79inpa
I have a remington 788 in .222 but would rather have a remington 700. My local wal mart has a remington 700 in matte black in 223 for 400 bucks. Could a person buy the remington 700 in .223 and have a gunsmith re chamber it to .222?


I have a remington 722 in .222 I would trade you for your 788.
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#6201993 - 02/21/12 Re: remington 700 re-chamber possible? [Re: CAFR]
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And be careful that the Wal Mart 700 is not really a 770.
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#6202059 - 02/21/12 Re: remington 700 re-chamber possible? [Re: CAFR]
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I would go with 222 rem mag better than the 222 or 223 in my oplnion
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