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Old 03-06-2010, 01:51 AM
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Default Remington 580 RF to CF Conversion

Anyone have any experience converting a Remington 580 to centerfire? I have one that is a Saunders conversion from the 90s, and have another that I'd like to convert to a .17AH. Help!!??
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Old 03-06-2010, 05:07 AM
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Be sure to check out the total overall LENGTH of the ejection port of the 580/590 series rifle, very very little room to clearance, have to lengthen the bolt travel slot/stop locations.

I set the end of the chamber at the forward end of the ejection hole, so I could have the maximum clearance for the Kit Fox cases, (when I made the NEW bolt end).
I have a 591/2 that was done by one of our members into a 22 hornet, very little room for clearance/ejections of LOADED rounds, fired brass no problems.

This is now waiting for a 17 Weasel Hunter reamer to get here and be made into a new home for the G-son, unless Grandpa likes it.

Do some checking etc for total clearance of loaded rds, using the bolt stop position etc.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:55 PM
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Default Rem 581 conversion to CF

Contact Calhoon in Montana. He advertizes 19 caliber bullets and posts here and other sites. He has plans available to do the conversion.
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Old 03-17-2010, 10:19 PM
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I did one sort of based on the Calhoon drawings. Mine was in 22 Hornet. Mine would not eject a loaded round, but would eject an empty. It is easy to make a new bolt head because it uses rear locking lugs, it was fun doing it. Larry
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Old 03-17-2010, 11:08 PM
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I did one to shoot cartridges based on the 5.7x28mm case. I lengthened the ejection port so that a loaded round will eject without problems. This also makes it easier to single load catridges right into the chamber.

I used the Calhoon plans as a basis, but modified certain features to suit my needs. I also used a small Sako extractor on mine. This can barely be done when using the 5.7 case. I still haven't gone back to add an ejector yet, but am planning to at some point. I was thinking of using a Savage ejector, spring, and retainer pin if I can make them fit.

I currently have one barrel for this gun, and it is a green mountain 22 mag barrel originally meant for a 77/22 that I cut part of the shank, turned down and threaded to fit my action. I plan to acquire a 77/17 barrel at some point and make a 17vrap or kitfox on this same gun.

All told, including the rifle I have probably $310 into the project.

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Old 03-18-2010, 04:34 AM
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This is a picture of the bolt head I made up, it is a lot of fun to do. Larry

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Old 04-01-2010, 02:04 AM
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Can anyone tell me what the limitations on the 580/581/582 action is?

I picked one up last week and am intent on making it a center fire. I just cant decide on which.

Id like to do a 5.7x28 variant, as thi seems to be about the less amount of modifications, but, I cant find any info.

I have a heapin ton of 17 bullets and I picked up a wilson 17 rf blank on gunbroker, so Id like to go that route.

Is there a 17X28? Would this action withstand a 17 fireball? is the 17 ah as great as everyone makes it out to be?

One last question- would someone care to make me a bolt head for this thing? LOL.
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Old 04-01-2010, 03:09 AM
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So you were the one who bought that, I was watching that thing for weeks. Adam
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Old 04-01-2010, 06:27 AM
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Ya, he beat me out also, but I got the next one!
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Old 04-01-2010, 12:13 PM
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The guy has to have tons. Ive been watchin his ads/auctions for those barrels for several years.
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