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Quick question everyone.

I was thinking about taking a 336 stainless 30-30 and getting it rebored to 356 winchester. Has anyone had this done here, and if so, how did it work out? Any accuracy and positive or negative reviews/results would be appreciated.
 

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Bill, you will get replies i am sure. Yes a few here have done it. That said you will be discouraged since a converted 356 will have higher pressures than the 336 is normally subjected to and you will have a gun that will not be equal in perfomance with the new 338mx. I have had a 307 win and a marlin in 375 win. awesome rounds but never got my hands on the 356ER. Would love one!
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Thank you for the input....however, in the rant area I recently addressed that I got 2 - 338 XLR's...both with pathetic barrel droop and very poor construction. I was hoping to start with a better older model and hopping it up a little bit to 356.
 

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Wellll...ya gotta do what ya gotta do! I had JES make up a 356 for me a month or so ago. I haven't had a chance to take it out to shoot, too much snow and cold to fight with. Anysomewhichways, I had mine done knowing that it won't have the value of a factory original, that pressures can limit loading to velocities not much above 35 Rem Leverevolution ammo and that some will be vehemently opposed to my doing the rebore. Given that, I have what I wanted, paid for with my money. Most likely you will end up making your decision based on your needs. I fully respect the opinions of our members but reserve the right to make decisions based on my experience and needs. I am now the only one on my block with a 356 Win, that alone justified the expense for me. So Bill, if you want one have one made up, load carefully and enjoy. Now I am looking into a 7x30 Waters or a 25-35. And no, I don't really need either any more than I really needed the 356. But, they will please me, and I like to please me. Otherwise I wouldn't have a vampire movie collection that just reached 1,067 titles.
 

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Plundering Bill said:
Quick question everyone.

I was thinking about taking a 336 stainless 30-30 and getting it rebored to 356 winchester. Has anyone had this done here, and if so, how did it work out? Any accuracy and positive or negative reviews/results would be appreciated.
How do you define that as a "quick question"? ;D ;D ;D
 

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I had Jes do the 356 rebore several years ago when he was really inexpensive...worked out great, shoots 220 Speers great...BUT...if I had it to do again today I would go for the 375/38-55 in .375 cal NOT .378...mainly because I've always wanted to do a 375 JDJ. But at the time the 356 was the better choice for a number of reasons.

I will do the 375 JDJ within the next two months and I also just ordered a 444 M barrel.

Nothing wrong with the 356.

If you're really interested in an "almost new" 356 Jes Rebored blued barrel with reloading data and dies, speak now...the 444 barrel is on the "big brown truck" as we speak.

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Bull Snake, I'm with you on the 7x30 waters. I have one in a contender and love the caliber. What's your plan for creating a 7x30 336?
 

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Not to hijack this thread, but the 7-30 is a nice cartridge. If you see any FP bullets in 7mm, better pick em up, only ones I have found in a year of looking is the 130 gr Speer FP. Forced me to load up on factory Fed. ammo untill I found the Speers. DP
 

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As to the 7x30 Waters, my plan is to save up some cash, find a competent gunsmith and have a barrel ordered and worked over to fit a 336. Unless I could find a 7x30 Marlin barrel at one of the parts houses. As Marlin never made them, I will be stuck with spending way too much to get another toy to play with. I do have a spare 336 or two to sacrifice to the project. It's sooo damn nice to be a bit nutty and willing to indulge myself. Of course, I could have the chamber cut for the Bulberry version of the 7mm round, should up the velocity some, don't know if the pressure would be within the 336's margin of kablooy.
 
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