Pre64 Model 70, 30-06 to 458

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Let me rephrase my question. Did you buy the 300 RUM for that purpose or decide to convert it from a gun you didn't care for?

I purposely bought a .300RUM in M70 because first it's a M70. The M70's just generally feel the best in my hands and I prefer the 3 position safety. I bought the 300RUM because it only takes a minor amount of work to make it work for a 404J. The RUM calibers have the same length action as the .404J.
 

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I found a smith nearby that should be able to do it either way. I've decided to keep it simple and just stick with the 458 Win Mag. However I've had a move in the meantime, and the barrel is stuck in a storage unit.

Saw someone else mention a 404; long before I bought the pre64 in question I bought a model 70 in 300RUM, sent it to PacNor and it's now a 404J. More important than the length, is the magazine box. 404 (with some very minor changes like a rebated rim) is the parent case for the RUM's.
 

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