Remington 700ML Conversions
While not extremely challenging,
the 700ML conversion is more involved
than the Savage 10ML-II 50 cal to 45 cal barrel swap. While it is
possible for a DIY to do one fairly easily, if you're only doing one,
the cost of tools to do it right may not make it worth it.
What Materials Do You Need? (Minimum Cost: $600 + Cost
of 700ML + $83
- A Remington 700ML or 700MLS ($125-200 for blued and $250-350 for
SS are typical price ranges)
- For conversion purposes, the caliber does not matter! 45,
50, 54 all work. The barrel will be tossed and the actions are
all the same.
- Choose your Pac-Nor Barrel -
Pac-Nor barrels from me include matched drop
- Hunter 700ML Bolt Nose Conversion kit
- Savage 10ML-II Breech Plug
- .186" SS Tapered Recoil Lug
- Not absolutely required, but the stock 700ML recoil lug has a
notch cut into it for the ramrod. Furthermore, the lug is not
tapered, which makes bedding more difficult.
- Do not use .250" recoil lugs with your 700ML conversion.
This moves the breech plug tip back into the threaded portion of
the barrel, and it is not advisable.
Q: How do I do the conversion?
A: See below.
Q: Can I use the the factory 700ML stock?
A: If you go with a Sendero contour the barrel channel doesn't need to
be opened up a lot. The stock doesn't have pillars, and all of
the voids around the recoil lug make bedding a little more challenging
than on a normal stock. If your gun has a heavier contour barrel
(like the DMB1 or #7) a lot of material will need to be sanded away to
the barrel to fit. Generally, you're better off going with an
aftermarket stock--like a Boyds, B&C, H&S, or even a Remington
CF stock such as the SPS Varmint.
How to Do the Conversion
As I previously mentioned, if you're just doing one conversion, it's
probably not worth buying the tools or the effort. I will do the
conversion work for a very reasonable fee. I can also do glass
bed/pillar bed work.