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Remington Model 7

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Unread 03-15-2008, 01:22 AM
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I found a second hand M7 in 260 with synthetic stock that would shoot moa at 300y using factory 140 Rem Core-Lokt ammo. That little gun shoots very well. I would have bought it for myself if it had been a lefty... Doesn't look as good as it could, shows a lot of wear but like I said it's a shooter.
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Unread 06-06-2008, 02:18 PM
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James Jones,

Since we discussed the Model 7 Rem in 260 Rem.. I decided to send my rifle to Hart Barrels for a new barrel. I know that you have had a lot more experience with the 260 Rem than I have, so I wanted to ask a question. This gun will be used to deer hunt in Nebraska where the shot usually is 200-400 yards or more and it will also be used to carry when I mule deer hunt in Wyoming. So I am having the barrel replaced with a 22 inch one and the contour will be some what heavier than the factory barrel.

I want to shoot 130 Nosler Accubonds and maybe 142 grain Sierra's or Bergers. What twist would you recommend? I have told Hart that I wanted a 1 in 9. I still have time to change if necessary. Thanks
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Unread 06-07-2008, 06:46 AM
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I have a Mod 7 in .222 that I drove over to Hart, and had them put a heavier barrel on.
The original tapered to around 3/8 at the muzzle (it was shot out from prairie dogs) and I had them use the same factory taper, but stop at 5/8, and carry that out to the muzzle. I also went from an 18 to a 20" barrel. It is shooting super, and they even did a perfect job of routing out the wood stock to fit the bigger taper.
They can usually tell you what twist to use with the bullet you plan on shooting. I would go with their recommendation.
When I was at their place, they were in the process of replacing brand new unshot Anshutz Barrels on the USA's Olympic teams new guns, with Hart Barrels. Kind of tells you how good the Olympic team feels about their barrels !!

Later this month I'll be back in South Dakota to "Break In" this one....

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Unread 06-09-2008, 08:35 AM
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Thanks for the information. I have never owned a rifle with a Hart Barrel but I have heard great thing about them so that was why I sent my rifle to them. I bought an Accurate Innovation stock for this rifle. The stock was made for the Model 7 in Short mag so Hart will make my barrel contour match the stock.

I am having a hard time waiting for the work to be finished. They said it would take 18 weeks for them to get my rifle back to me. Only half of that time has passed.
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Unread 06-10-2008, 09:35 AM
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Based on my experience, I'd highly recommend you go with an 8 twist for all bullets. Best wishes.
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Unread 06-10-2008, 09:46 AM
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im thining about sending them my old remington .30-06 and having them make it into a 300 wm.
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