7 wsm

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by etisll40, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    I have a heavy barrel 7 wsm that's 26" long but I want to cut it down to 22-23" and put it into a hunting stock.

    Can it be done?

    Will it still be accurate?
     
  2. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Yes in fact maybe more accurate with a short stout bbl like that,but you loose velocity/ How much could be a couple hundred feet or less.
     

  3. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks, I guess I should do some calculations and make sure it still fits the need.
     
  4. Top Cat

    Top Cat Well-Known Member

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    Sure... why not?

    Any velocity loss will be small, and meaningless for hunting purposes, and the rifle will be lighter.

    I wouldn't worry about a few fps velocity difference one way or another.

    TC
     
  5. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Had you thought about re contouring the barrel a little lighter ?

    Most smiths could do it and you wouldn't loose anything but weight.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  6. etisll40

    etisll40 Well-Known Member

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    How much weight could come off it? The other issue is the end heaviness? Another issue is that I have the BOSS system on it and I would like to keep that, but I think it can be reinstalled correct?

    Thanks,
    Ed
     
  7. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    Now if you re-contour the bbl after the fact you risk stressing the bbl . . And you want to re-install the boss ? What is the diameter of bbl now ?
     
  8. jsthntn247

    jsthntn247 Well-Known Member

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    If you cut the barrel that short you might as well be shooting a 7-08. That caliber was made to have a longer barrel to maximize slow burning powders and heavy bullets.