Originally Posted by Big Jake Duke
I already have a 7STW in a Winchester M70, figured I may rechamber my Rem 700 if is would not be to much work
may start keeping my eyes peeled for a doner gun in the near future, thanks guys.
Here is another idea. I fully understand that it is sacrilege on this forum and I run the risk of being excommunicated by my brethren, but...... since it is a standard action length (2.5" cartridges), there is a way you can get near
(I put that in to alleviate the trouble i'll be in for bringing this up), 7STW ballistics from a puny cartridge. You can rebarrel the action to 7mm Dakota.
I know all H-E 2x Toothpicks is going to start flying on this forum because i said the name that cannot be named.
The Dakota will get you where you want to be in a standard sized action. Brass is more expensive, and is also of higher quality than Remington Brass. Your bolt face will have to be opened up and with a longer mag box in your 700 you should be able to seat the bullets out there and give them a proper ride.
I had to do this with the 7mm rem mag Savage LRH 111 I bought because the stinking mag couldn't handle a true cartridges length. So there is always that.....
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I have looked at the 7 dakota, but the wsm's and the 7-300 win are what most people are doing lately.
The Dakota is a viable option especially for someone who wants stw performance and needs a proper headstamp for travel, etc. but doesn't want a la rem or win action. Data is scarce but I have some in my barnes #2 book.
I'm still working on my stw. It's terribly accurate when it wants to be and 3 moa when it wants to be, so I'll be waiting on another 7 for a while. I've got to re-shoot everything I've done too, dang it....
Pillar bedding, bedding block, or stock before I waste any more barrel life.