Re: Lightweight and Longrange?
I've used and rebuilt several Model 7s over the years. Depending on what stock you have, the 7 is a great little rifle. I've used several 7/08 with great success. The Rem syn stock is stiff enough, but heavy for its size. I,ve used Brown Precision stock 1 pounders with great success. A new 22" barrel would help, but not necessary unless you have one of the older Model 7s with the short barrel. Best powder I found to reload was VV550. Not easy to get, but really moves out in 7/08. My main changes that I always do is to put on a Gentry Model 70 type safety with a Rifle Basix trigger. I personally really dislike the Rem safetys, and like an after market trigger that is light and reliable. Check your bedding and float the barrel. My guns always shot 1/2 to 3/4 inch range. Practice with the usual rests and shooting aids. No reason that your rifle can't shoot very well out to 600+ yards. Use 140 grain bullets to get the max out of your case. Any heavier and you can't get enough velocity for long range. Good luck. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif[/img]