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Old 01-15-2014, 10:32 AM
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1000yd 7mm Rem Mag

Hey guys I've got a Remington 700 in 7mm rem mag that I bought off of gunbroker hoping to turn it into a long range rifle. I'm not really looking to turn this into a wildcat caliber, just wanting to stick with 7mm. Anybody got any ideas as far as finding a good drop in barrel, length/twist. Also would like to change the stock and trigger as well. I've already got a leupold mark4 with custom reticle so that's not a problem. Also anyone one with any built up loads reaching 3000fps would also be appreciated!
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:47 AM
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Hey guys I've got a Remington 700 in 7mm rem mag that I bought off of gunbroker hoping to turn it into a long range rifle. I'm not really looking to turn this into a wildcat caliber, just wanting to stick with 7mm. Anybody got any ideas as far as finding a good drop in barrel, length/twist. Also would like to change the stock and trigger as well. I've already got a leupold mark4 with custom reticle so that's not a problem. Also anyone one with any built up loads reaching 3000fps would also be appreciated!
Thanks Guys!
You'll have to have a smith thread it, chamber it, and fit it...But it will be worth it.

Length needs to be atleast 26". Twist needs to be 1:9.

What weight bullet do you plan on shooting? Also, loads are rifle specific, and what will work in 1 gun, will not necessarily work in any other gun.

.7mm-9 Twist, S/S : "AIR-GAUGED" PREMIUM BARREL | Brownells

Bartlein Barrel

Krieger Barrel

Brux Barrel
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:54 AM
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Re: 1000yd 7mm Rem Mag

Well I've done a little lookin around, and I shoot 140 bergers out of my 6.5-284 and was leanin toward 168 bergers for the 7mm.
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Re: 1000yd 7mm Rem Mag

The 168's should work ok, but I'd recommend the Berger 180 VLD or 180 Hybrids.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:04 AM
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Re: 1000yd 7mm Rem Mag

Personally I would give Jim Briggs a call at Northland shooters and ask about the Remage barrels. If you go that route, once you pull the original barrel no smith is required from then on. You simply loosen the barrel nut, put on a barrel, head space and your good to go.
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Personally I would give Jim Briggs a call at Northland shooters and ask about the Remage barrels. If you go that route, once you pull the original barrel no smith is required from then on. You simply loosen the barrel nut, put on a barrel, head space and your good to go.
You can do the same thing with a switch-barrel without the nut, and a pinned recoil lug. Looks better than the nut, too. You buy however many barrels you want in whatever bore-diameters you want, then have the action trued, have the recoil lug pinned to the action, then have each barrel's headspacing set on that action and recoil lug. Then after that, all you need is a barrel vise, an action wrench, and a torque wrench and you're good to go. You don't even have to have a torque wrench if you use proofing marks for alignment. But I prefer the torque wrench, it's more precise.
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Old 01-15-2014, 11:15 AM
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Do you have any idea where I should start with a load for this?
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