Building a new 7mm question

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by stbbo, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. stbbo

    stbbo Well-Known Member

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    I have a chance to buy a new unfired 7mm-08 Remington prefit. However I'm a 280 ack guy. I know it can be rechambered but is that a good idea also has anyone built a 7-08 off a long action for 160 gr + plus pills with success or had feed issues. Thanks.
     
  2. steelshooter

    steelshooter Well-Known Member

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    There's nothing wrong with rechambering that barrel. I am currently having a 7mm-08 barrel bored out to 7mm saum. Both cartridges are in a short action though. Only the mag needs changing.
     

  3. stbbo

    stbbo Well-Known Member

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    Has any one built a 7wsm off a long action
     
  4. grit

    grit Well-Known Member

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    All the time. A long action is the way to go.