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Old January 21, 2018, 12:18   #1
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Rem 40X repeater to single-shot?

I am acquiring a used Remington 40X that is a repeater and Iím wondering whatís the best course of action to make it into a single-shot? Having a gunsmith install a block or are there insterts that can simply block off the well? This does not have a hinges floorplate. Has anyone here in the Files done this before? Any info is appreciated.
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Old January 21, 2018, 12:25   #2
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Build a spacer to put under this-

https://www.brownells.com/rifle-part...prod73406.aspx





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Old January 21, 2018, 12:34   #3
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Perfect- thank you sir.
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I used to have some block off plates, I'll have a looksee and if I can come up with one it's yours.
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Old January 21, 2018, 14:46   #5
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HRM that would be great and I thank you. My 40X is a 220 Swift
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Years ago the thing was epoxying in a single load sled...
Was supost to make single loading easier plus stiffen up the action. Not sure if you can do the same with one designed to just sit on top of the stock follower and spring, like the brownells type, unless thats all your looking for.
You might ask over at benchrest central if speedy or anyone still has the glue in ones available today.
But fwiw, I installed them in both a 308 & 6.5x55 40x years ago and didnt see much of any difference.
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Will take a look over on benchrest central also, thank you for the suggestion.
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Sorry VALMET, I struck out. I had three of these at one time and was sure I still had two left but searching in all the likely places failed.

I did find these:

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/10...0-short-action

https://www.midwayusa.com/product/10...ength-aluminum

40-X and 700 short are the same. All 40-Xs are short action, even the magnums.

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40-X and 700 short are the same. All 40-Xs are short action, even the magnums.
True that,,,and if it didnt come with the 2oz trigger, Id invest in one...The Jewel trigger is the only one ive experience with besides the factory 2oz,,, and their good..
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Thank you for checking HRM, it is appreciated
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Most of the repeaters have had or seen my smith turn to single shots he machines and carefully welds plate in bottom of action. Goal is to stiffen action, especially long action magnums so very slowly TIG welds plate in then afterwards trues and blueprints action. Costs some cash but have some nice 7mm and 30 caliber magnums that went from MOA and just under MOA shooters to sub half MOA without a barrel swap.

While he has it apart, machines just enough off back of barrel to recut chamber to match dimensions, thread for muzzle brake he tunes to harmonics of each individual rifle. Have rifles with zero aftermarket parts except for custom made brake and steel plate all machined from raw steel his ripping apart, hand fitting and tuning every piece it's not uncommon for rifle to go from. 1 MOA to sub 1/2 MOA. See if have a local smith comfortable with welding a plate in.
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