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Old 03-25-2013, 11:18 PM
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Questions about 7stw

Hey I have a Remington 700 action. It is the standard action, so could it be used for a 7mmstw or not would I have to get a magnum action? Don't know if there is a difference I'm new. I think I would have to open up the bolt face but and it should work.
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Old 03-26-2013, 06:52 AM
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Re: Questions about 7stw

Check out >>> Bolt face diameter's
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:02 AM
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Re: Questions about 7stw

I hope someone chimes in, I think if the boltface is smaller than the caliber you want, a gunsmith opens it up with a lathe. It has to be a long action for a 7stw though.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:13 AM
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Re: Questions about 7stw

Rems are either short or long actions. You should use a rifle that is already a mag caliber for a conversion, but if you want to spend a lot more $$$ any la remmy could work. More gunsmith time than it's worth imo. Get a 7rem m700 and punch it out or re-barrel.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:19 AM
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Re: Questions about 7stw

What caliber is it in now ?

If it is a long action magnum bolt face (7 RM, 300 Win Mag, 300 Weatherby ETC) it will work.

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Old 03-26-2013, 08:17 AM
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Re: Questions about 7stw

It's just a standard -06 la
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:00 AM
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Re: Questions about 7stw

You have the standard .308/.30-06 bolt-face. The action is the same (all the Rem long-actions are), the only difference is the bolt-face opening is larger on a magnum. Therefore you CAN turn your action into a 7mmSTW, by having your gunsmith open up the bolt-face to the standard magnum size.
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