Originally Posted by rdmega
I have a .308 that needs a new barrel soon. It is a savage 10fp. I was leaning towards rebarreling it to a 7mm-08 until I read a little about the straight .284 win. I really want this now for under 800 yard work but I dont know what the mehcanics are?
Is the bolt face of the .284 and .308 the same allowing me to use the same action with a new barrel?
Is the difference between the 7mm-08 and the .284 as good as I read here:
7mm Cartridge Guide
The bolt face is the same size (.473 ).
But the cartridge overall length of the 284 is .130" longer and may not work in a short
The 7/08 will fit and feed without any Modifications and is capable of extreme accuracy.
Many 1000yard match's have been won using the 7/08 and you wouldn't be giving up much
The Savage action may be a little longer than the Remington and if it is then the 284 will work
and it is a proven round also.
I hope this helps
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