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Rechamber or new barrel?

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Unread 03-21-2006, 06:19 PM
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Rechamber or new barrel?

I have a Savage 10FP in .308 that shoots great. I would like a gun just like it, only with more oomph. Would it make sense to cut a new chamber for something like .300 WSM, screw in another barrel in a caliber that will cycle in this action, or just sell it and get another rifle in a bigger caliber? And if I do, would a 7mm WSM, .300 WSM or other caliber be a good choice. Here's a pic of the rifle and what it can do "as is."



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    Unread 03-21-2006, 06:29 PM
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    Re: Rechamber or new barrel?

    you can get barrels for you savage prefitted and install them your self. you will also need to change the bolt head out if you step up to the wsm class.

    the 7wsm or 300 wsm are great choices for any one.
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    Unread 03-21-2006, 07:28 PM
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    Re: Rechamber or new barrel?

    Looks familiar...

    Keep that shooter! Build a nice custom rig or order one of those Model 700p in 300WM or 300RUM if you want some extra range. Why not have the best of both worlds?
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    Unread 03-21-2006, 10:51 PM
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    Re: Rechamber or new barrel?

    In a Savage WSM's must use a controled feed bolt head.
    This would also require machine work to install a fixed blade ejector.
    You would be better off starting with a WSM action.

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    Unread 03-22-2006, 10:06 AM
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    Re: Rechamber or new barrel?

    Go to Sharp Shooter Supply.

    they have prefitted barrels and extra bolts ready to go. The WSM in 1-11 twist or 7WSM in 1-9 would be way to go.

    Rechamber alone will run at least $150 and that is over half the cost of a brand new barrel from SSS.

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    Unread 03-22-2006, 10:41 AM
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    Re: Rechamber or new barrel?

    I would tell you to rebarrel in the 7wsm, around oklahoma this is the most underated of all of the WSM's and I have no clue why. Those 7mm bullets are great ballistically and they carry a lot of thump down range.

    good luck
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    Unread 03-22-2006, 03:44 PM
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    Re: Rechamber or new barrel?

    I checked out the Sharp Shooters site and those kits are Sahuweeet!

    I'm an airplane mechanic, so I could actually have a switch barrel Savage with all the tools and stuff I have access to.

    That way I could have all the short actioned guns I want!
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