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Need some feed back 7mm REM MAG re-barrel

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Unread 05-22-2008, 03:29 PM
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Need some feed back 7mm REM MAG re-barrel

Just picked up a Win M70 for a song and want to re-barrel ASAP

I was thinking 1-9 twist to shoot the heavy stuff.

But what length barrel do I get to make the most of my handloads?

I just cant make up my mind on muzzel diamiter eather?
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Unread 05-22-2008, 04:17 PM
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I'm also planning a rebarrel of a 7mm Rem Mag, Ruger M77. I'll probably go with a Lilja 26" #5 flutted.
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Unread 05-23-2008, 09:44 AM
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I say get a 26 in tube. If you plan on loading heavy bullets then you will want slow burning powder behind them. When you use slow burning powder a long barrel is you best friend. As for diameter that depends on the application you want to use this for. For field use I like about a .850 muzzle diameter.
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Unread 05-23-2008, 03:08 PM
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I have included the URL to Lilja barrels contour page.

This will give you the diameter information you wanted.

My last barrel was a Montana Rifleman barrel with a 9 1/2 twist and I am very satisfied.

You will want to use a 26 inch barrel for the size of case you are shooting, provided that you stay with 7mm Rem Mag or larger.

Lilja Precision Rifle Barrels - Barrel Contour Data

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Unread 06-21-2008, 11:10 PM
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Personally, I would go upwards of 30" in a 7mm Rem Mag if available. Most are at a bit of a price increase. Take advantage of the overbore condition and capture that extra velocity. I would go with a 1:8" twist as well to use the 180gr VLD's too.
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Unread 06-22-2008, 12:18 AM
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I personally think a 28" barrel in a Rem Sendero counture. The 1-9 will allow you to shoot the 180 VLDs.
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