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Unread 12-27-2010, 09:05 PM
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7mm am

can a rem 700 sps 300 rum be rechambered to 7mm allen mag?
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    Unread 12-27-2010, 09:24 PM
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    Re: 7mm am

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    can a rem 700 sps 300 rum be rechambered to 7mm allen mag?

    A 300 rum is a .308 dia. bore and a 7mm allen mag is a .284 dia bore so no you couldnt but you could order a new .284 dia barrel and have it chambered to a 7mm allen mag.
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    Unread 12-27-2010, 09:32 PM
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    Re: 7mm am

    yeah i understand the barrel isnt going to work i just didnt know if there was and issue with the action or not. /
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    Unread 12-27-2010, 10:28 PM
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    Re: 7mm am

    They claim that the action isn't strong enough becouse tge Allen mag is based off of the lapua case, but Remington makes a factory gun in the lapua round so go figure. Kirby Allen is the man to ask goes by fiftydriver on here.


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    Unread 12-27-2010, 10:50 PM
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    Re: 7mm am

    thanks for all the help and info nathan
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    Unread 12-28-2010, 09:30 AM
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    Re: 7mm am

    I'd kinda shy away from that idea.

    Run it by Kirby though as that's the only way your gonna get a 7mm AM.
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    Unread 12-28-2010, 03:17 PM
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    Re: 7mm am

    I copied this from Kirby's post on myths of overbore cartidges. It's his personal hunting rifle

    7mm Allen Magnum
    160 gr Accubond @ 3414 fps
    Rem 700
    Lilja #3 SS 1-9, 26.5" Finish length
    DE 1/2" brake
    HS Precision sporter stock, green with black web
    HS Precision DM system
    Tuned Rem 700 trigger
    Leupold Mk4 FFP 3.5-10x 40mm w/ TMR reticle
    Anything packing rifle
    Weight: 10.0 lbs ready to hunt with

    He goes on to say somewhere that its better to use a custom action because they have much tighter tollerances and can be taken to higher pressures. So this would lead me to believe to take full advantage of the AM use a custom action. He does state that he doesnt feel the need to take his rifle as hot as others do though. It would be best to ask him though. I know that he isnt building rifles off of anything but custom actions anymore, trueing the rems slowed him down to much, so Im not sure if its even possible unless you have it done somewhere else and then to him to have it chambered. Also since you cant take it to its full potential in the rem action Im not sure if its really anybetter than the 7 RUM in that action. Again goo dquestion for Kirby
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