close
Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Rifles, Reloading, Optics, Equipment > Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics

Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics Applied Ballistics

Reply

Questions on a custom rifle

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Unread 07-30-2009, 10:42 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Syracuse, Utah
Posts: 28
Questions on a custom rifle

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

thanks guys,
Newbie!
Reply With Quote
  •   #2  
    Unread 07-30-2009, 12:57 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Feb 2008
    Location: Wampum, PA
    Posts: 1,530
    Re: Questions on a custom rifle

    JE Custom was kind enough to write it all down for us. It looks like the ones in question are interchangeable.

    Bolt face diameter's
    __________________
    "I may be dumb, but I'm not stupid." - Terry Bradshaw
    Reply With Quote

      #3  
    Unread 07-30-2009, 01:04 PM
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2009
    Location: Syracuse, Utah
    Posts: 28
    Re: Questions on a custom rifle

    Awesome. Thanks so much, I searched for the answer but I guess I put in the wrong key words!! thanks
    Reply With Quote
      #4  
    Unread 07-30-2009, 01:44 PM
    Platinum Member
     
    Join Date: Jul 2004
    Location: Texas
    Posts: 6,921
    Re: Questions on a custom rifle

    Quote:
    Originally Posted by rdmega View Post
    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

    thanks guys,
    Newbie!
    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
    action.

    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
    velocity.

    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

    J E CUSTOM
    __________________
    "PRESS ON"
    Reply With Quote
      #5  
    Unread 07-30-2009, 01:57 PM
    Junior Member
     
    Join Date: Mar 2009
    Location: Syracuse, Utah
    Posts: 28
    Re: Questions on a custom rifle

    Great information, this is why I love this site. I would most likely be happy with either round especially over my .308 (I am a 7mm fan) but I have read numberous places about the additional 75-125 fps the .284 can provide and that would really help with pushing some 180g VLD's

    I will be building a 7mm WSM to really push them this winter but I want the extra barrel life and low recoil for weekly practice.

    thanks again
    Reply With Quote
    Reply

    Bookmarks

    Thread Tools
    Display Modes


    Similar Threads for: Questions on a custom rifle
    Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
    Mod 721 Custom Build Questions.... Sapphire Gunsmithing 11 03-24-2011 12:27 PM
    Custom Build Questions John Sanner Long Range Hunting & Shooting 14 03-14-2011 05:02 PM
    Custom Build Questions... hekin.308 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 3 09-23-2009 11:12 PM
    Questions about my first custom rifle OKbow87 The Basics, Starting Out 9 02-24-2006 08:07 AM
    Custom gun building questions I SHOOT STUFF Long Range Hunting & Shooting 3 01-20-2006 08:58 PM


    All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:45 PM.


    Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
    Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
    All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC