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Rem Model 7 tips and tricks...any to offer??

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Unread 07-11-2007, 11:20 AM
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Location: Armagh, PA
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Rem Model 7 tips and tricks...any to offer??

Just snagged a Model 7 in 7mm-08 (wood stock, weaver base, junk rings and Tasco 6-18X) for $350 OTD. The stock finish is about 95% with some of the clear flaking off but no dings at all. Bluing is also about 95%.

Anyhoo...never messed with a rifle this light in weight. I know group shooting is going to be tough with the buggy whip barrel. But just wanted to see what other M7 owner have done to improve groups. After a good cleaning I'm going to run my standard 7mm-08 load (Varget and 139gr Hornady BTSP) through it and see what happens.

Dan B.
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Unread 02-09-2008, 11:19 PM
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Join Date: Dec 2007
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My Mod. 7 tricks

1. It will not shot a max load well!!! and a 130 gr. bullet better than a 140 or 120 but all guns are different.
2. I have found they shot a flat base bullet is better than a boattail; I use speer hot core 130 gr. with 42gr. of RL15 my gun shoots about a 1in group @ 100yds on a calm day!
light bulb3. DON'T float the barrel!! A friend of mine did on his 260 and had to add a pressure point about an inch for the end of the forearm.
Hope this helps!!! Great short range deer gun light my kids use mine more than I do
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Unread 02-09-2008, 11:57 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Texas
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Mine likes 120gr blistic tips and 49.5grs H414 in front of a
cci bench rest primer.

In the 18.5" factory barrel velocity was 2979 ft/sec.

After many kills and lots of rounds I replaced the factory barrel
with a 20'' #7 taper select match ss barrel and the velocity
went to 3010 ft/sec in cool weather, and the best group
to date is a .053 5 shot @ 100yrds.

Varget shows promise and is not heat sensitive so if I can get
the same or better accurace I will switch powders.

The 120gr blistic tip seams to be the most accurate at
these velocitys and barrel lengths.
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