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Old 04-11-2013, 11:55 PM
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Yeah i know of the 7 stw. What is the barrel life on that? Where on earth can you get brass for it?
Barrel life is probably 1,500+ shots. And brass can be found from Nosler, Remington, and if you get in a pinch you can buy some 8mm Remington Mag and put them in your FL sizing die and neck them down.

Right now brass is fairly scarce, but so is everything else. But once this all blows over, you'll be able to pick up brass online all over the place. If you check the For Sale section here, you will see STW brass quite often for a fair price. For example the other week I picked up some from a fairly local guy (once-fired) for an awesome price. Got nearly 100 brass for about $65.00. And they were all Federal headstamp. And half of them were nickle-plated brass.
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Old 04-12-2013, 03:43 PM
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Re: Rebarrel hunting rifle.

If I'm not mistaken a 7 mag is a 3.4" standard action with a .532" boltface. Many of the suggestions are for a RUM or STW and those will require a 3.6" magnum action.

First question would be how much magazine room do you have?

Second question would be how large is your ejection port?

I have rebarreled 3 win mag actions,

1 into a 6.5 rem mag (short action case but works great seating those long 6.5 bullets way out there)

1 into a 338 RUM but I had an extra large magazine with an interior dimension that would take a 3.685" OAL

1 into a 375 Ruger which is made for a 3.4" mag and action
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Old 04-12-2013, 08:35 PM
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Re: Rebarrel hunting rifle.

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If I'm not mistaken a 7 mag is a 3.4" standard action with a .532" boltface. Many of the suggestions are for a RUM or STW and those will require a 3.6" magnum action.

First question would be how much magazine room do you have?

Second question would be how large is your ejection port?

I have rebarreled 3 win mag actions,

1 into a 6.5 rem mag (short action case but works great seating those long 6.5 bullets way out there)

1 into a 338 RUM but I had an extra large magazine with an interior dimension that would take a 3.685" OAL

1 into a 375 Ruger which is made for a 3.4" mag and action
i can change the bolt face and there is plenty of room with the ejection port
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Re: Rebarrel hunting rifle.

and it has the same bolt face.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:05 PM
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Re: Rebarrel hunting rifle.

The question I have is what is the donor rifle? Some rifles fit cartridges way better that others. If it is a Savage or a Remington I would suggest something off the Dakota cases 7mm,300,330. If it was a weatherby mark V the sky is the limit.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:07 PM
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and it has the same bolt face.
I realize the bolt face is the same or close but what is the interior dimensions of the magazine?

IOW the approx OALs are:

7 mag - 3.3"
7 STW - 3.6"
300 RUM - 3.6"
338 RUM - 3.6"


catch the drift? Your mag may not be long enough for those suggested
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:13 PM
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Re: Rebarrel hunting rifle.

Everyone here knows how great the 338 lapua is. But we all know how expensive it is too. But the 338 win mag is just a mere 200 fps behind the lapua. Would this be a good choice too?
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