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Unread 03-05-2012, 10:34 PM
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7 wsm

I have a heavy barrel 7 wsm that's 26" long but I want to cut it down to 22-23" and put it into a hunting stock.

Can it be done?

Will it still be accurate?
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    Re: 7 wsm

    Yes in fact maybe more accurate with a short stout bbl like that,but you loose velocity/ How much could be a couple hundred feet or less.
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    Thanks, I guess I should do some calculations and make sure it still fits the need.
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    Re: 7 wsm

    Sure... why not?

    Any velocity loss will be small, and meaningless for hunting purposes, and the rifle will be lighter.

    I wouldn't worry about a few fps velocity difference one way or another.

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    Re: 7 wsm

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    I have a heavy barrel 7 wsm that's 26" long but I want to cut it down to 22-23" and put it into a hunting stock.

    Can it be done?

    Will it still be accurate?

    Had you thought about re contouring the barrel a little lighter ?

    Most smiths could do it and you wouldn't loose anything but weight.

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    Re: 7 wsm

    How much weight could come off it? The other issue is the end heaviness? Another issue is that I have the BOSS system on it and I would like to keep that, but I think it can be reinstalled correct?

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    Re: 7 wsm

    Now if you re-contour the bbl after the fact you risk stressing the bbl . . And you want to re-install the boss ? What is the diameter of bbl now ?
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