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Old 08-06-2014, 12:58 AM
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hello new to long range hunting

Hi new here may be u guy and gals can help I just picked up A remington 700 stainless bdl in 7mm 08 for a very low price it's in good condition with some scratches when I measure the barrel With a ramrod came out to 23 inches dead would you guys call it 22 inches or 24 I think the gun is from the early 90s as there is a date on the hinged floor plate but it's is a very cheap aluminum And the finish is not the same as the barrel or receiver Like your thoughts on this gun and maybe if you would know the twist and maybe 1-10 thanks troy.
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Old 08-06-2014, 08:50 AM
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Re: hello new to long range hunting

The 7mm-08 is about fifty years old and it's still a very popular cartridge and it's suitable for just about any kind of shooting you'd like to try. I believe the production twist for the Remington is 1:9.5 - somebody correct me if I missed something there.
Don't be concerned about the "cheap aluminum" accoutrements. They don't have much affect on the overall performance of the rifle. As long as they aren't broken or otherwise unserviceable there's no need to replace that stuff on a hunting rifle.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:02 AM
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Sweet, welcome to the game.

Good find IMO on the 08. My wife shoots one very similar in fact, shooting Speer 160 grainers she's gone over 500 yards on antelope.

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Old 08-06-2014, 09:26 AM
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Re: hello new to long range hunting

Thanks for the reply is your floor plate cheap feeling
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:30 AM
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Re: hello new to long range hunting

Thanks for the reply fearnowind any ideas on the barrel length
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Old 08-07-2014, 09:45 AM
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Thanks for the reply fearnowind any ideas on the barrel length
Barrel length is measured from the front of the recoil lug to the crown of the barrel.
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The 7mm-08 is about fifty years old and it's still a very popular cartridge and it's suitable for just about any kind of shooting you'd like to try. I believe the production twist for the Remington is 1:9.5 - somebody correct me if I missed something there.
Don't be concerned about the "cheap aluminum" accoutrements. They don't have much affect on the overall performance of the rifle. As long as they aren't broken or otherwise unserviceable there's no need to replace that stuff on a hunting rifle.
Current Remington 7mm barrels are 1:9.5. A 35 year old rifle may be different. Even if it is a 1:10 it will shoot up to 168grain bullets. Barrel twist should not be much of a concern since a 168 bullet would not be optimal for the 7-08. You are more likely to shoot 140 or 150grain bullets out of a 7-08.
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