View Full Version : Tried in the Smithy: Mini Mags in Rem 700?
January 11, 2012, 04:53 PM
Magazine conversion for Remington 700.
This is probably a long shot but does anyone know of a drop in conversion that would allow a Remington 700 in .223 / 5.56 to take M16 or Mini 14 magazines?
Any reply welcome.
January 11, 2012, 04:57 PM
I've heard of people converting bolt guns to use auto mags but I have never seen a drop in kit. I'm sure a decent smith could do it for you.
January 11, 2012, 05:57 PM
HS Precision (https://www.hsprecision.com/shop2/detachable-magazines.html) makes a drop in kit for the M700 but it uses their magazine. I found a JAG conversion (http://www.snipershide.com/forum/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=875173&page=1)on Snipers Hide that uses the Mini-14 magazines but I don't know if you can get it anymore as the thread was old. Looks like AR-15 mags are a little wide to be used with the M700 receiver.
chris in va
January 12, 2012, 03:42 PM
And here I thought you were trying to shoot CCI Mini Mags through your 700.
January 19, 2012, 05:00 AM
Bigfatts, Taylorce1 and Chris in VA.
Sorry I've taken so long to get mback to you, many thanks for your replies.
That Mini 14 Mag conversion looks just the ticket and I am checking it out
January 19, 2012, 10:48 AM
I'm sorry... but this seems kinda pointless.
January 19, 2012, 10:56 AM
That's the beauty of America. You don't personally have to see a point for other people to desire a product enough for it to exist on the free market. :)
Back on topic...
A few things to remember about the JAG kit:
You must machine the feed rails on the receiver! You cannot go back to the factory internal magazine after you install the kit.
We recommend Ruger factory magazines for the best functioning of the kit. The 2nd choice would be Pro Mag brand magazines.
No magazines are included in the kit.
The lips of the magazine must be spread open to about .540 to allow the rounds to ride up high enough for the bolt to pick them up.
Some minor fitting of the nose piece MAY be required, the nose piece was redesigned so that no fitting would be needed, but all triggerguards are a little bit different.
11/04/11 01:42 AM
I haven't checked this thread in a while, yes the kits are still available, the price is still $170 including shipping to the lower 48 states.
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