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converting a 7mm rem mag to another caliber.

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Unread 01-12-2011, 02:25 PM
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converting a 7mm rem mag to another caliber.

i want to change over from the 7mm to something a little different. what are some caliber options i can do out of this rifle. its a remington 700 cdl in 7mm rem mag
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    Unread 01-12-2011, 03:03 PM
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    Re: converting a 7mm rem mag to another caliber.

    Anything that fits on a standard magnum bolt face. What do you want to do with it. Great donor action. If it shoots good you have a good rifle already.
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    Re: converting a 7mm rem mag to another caliber.

    There are many things above mentioned, Customize to the short Win mag, 7 STW. Or rebarrel for your needs. The question is "Does it shoot the way you want it to as is?"
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    Re: converting a 7mm rem mag to another caliber.

    if you want to have someone ream the chamber and refinish, go with 7mm stw, if you want to rebarrel and use for medium game at some distance you might like a 257 weatherby mag, or a 270 weatherby mag for heavier game at longer ranges, only downfall is speed, if the game is to close and your bullet selection is off you will get some pass through and runoffs.
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    Re: converting a 7mm rem mag to another caliber.

    Like the above said, If I was doing a straight rechambering, I would go for the 7 STW.
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    Unread 01-13-2011, 03:00 PM
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    Re: converting a 7mm rem mag to another caliber.

    could i do the 6.5 stw from this rifle? i love the 6.5mm and would love to mess with this caliber. any info would be very helpful
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    Re: converting a 7mm rem mag to another caliber.

    Yes you can. I have two 264 STW's and they are outstanding. You can shoot a 130 grain .56+ bc at over 3500 fps. A .612 bc at near 3400 fps. Ballistically it will top the 7mm STW with a 168 Berger because of the faster bullet with the same bc. It is a top long range deer antelope rifle and one of the most popular I did for guys in the south wanting a top bean field rifle. Run those numbers against anything you can think of. It is about the best out there. Recoil is not bad either.
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