Originally Posted by etisll40
Thinking about building a short action 243 ai and wondering if I am giving up anything by going with a model 7 versus 700? The model 7 seems to be a good action. Aftermarket stocks and triggers the same? Bolt handle? Maybe a sako extractor job? Can anyone explain the difference? Composite stock.
If you do gun smithing, maybe call me, I need someone to do it.
The Model 7 is a very good action and the difference between the 700 SA and the Model 7
is the overall length (1/2'' shorter). The trigger is the same and mag length is also the same.
Floor metal and stocks are different. (Shorter, with different spacing on the action screws).
If you can find a Model 7 with a good stock and a standard bolt face you are good to go with just a barrel and trigger change.
I have built many WSMs and SAUMs on the Model 7 and have been very pleased with accuracy
You will not need an extended mag for ether the 700 or the Mod 7 with the 243 AI.
The 700 SA is also a good choice because stocks, floor metal and scope mounts are easer to find.
Hope this helps
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