rebarreling a remington to 340 wby mag

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing & Restoration' started by markIVbigblock, Aug 10, 2004.

  1. markIVbigblock

    markIVbigblock Super Member

    i found a remington barrel in 340 wby mag and was wondering if i bought a used 338 and had the barrel put on it would it work? or will the wby ammo not work in the action? just a thought i want a 340 wby mag bad but dont have the money for one yet i figure ill buy the barrel now and have the rest done later or i guess i could just save till i can actually buy one im just weighing my options thanx for the input.

  2. MarlandS

    MarlandS Guest

    What about the bolt face? compatable?

  3. mountainview

    mountainview Super Member

    Highly recommend talking to one of the better local smiths. I looked into rebarreling/rechambering and my calculations showed I was much further ahead to get a new firearm. If finances are no object and this is to be a project firearm, rechambering may be viable though compatibility as noted above would have to be checked in a number of areas on the action. Proceed slowly and with due diligence.

    The Savage is one of the few actions (due to its locking lug)that can be rebarreled/rechambered for a reasonable dollar amount using aftermarket threaded barrels. From what I have seen, a lot of barrels (for other than Savages) have to be threaded before mating with the action and seem to involve some hand fitting. I don't remember the particular name but Midway carries threaded barrels for the Savage action if you want to look at them.

    Safe shooting.