New 7mm build!!

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by jimbojeweller, Dec 27, 2008.

  1. jimbojeweller

    jimbojeweller Well-Known Member

    Oct 7, 2007
    I am planning a new build and am thinking either a 7mm wsm or 7mm rem saum. I currently own a trgs in 300 win mag and as i want to use a long action for the build (so i can seat those bergers out there) should i use the rifle i have at hand or should i purchase a donor rifle or action for the build (if so what). If i was to use a long action what modifications will my smith have to make to enable the short magnums to feed etc? Is it possible to use the 180 bergers to there full potential in a short action as ideally i want to keep weight to a minimum?

    Many thanks in advance
  2. JeffVN

    JeffVN Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2004
    From what I've seen, you will not have to make major modifications - they use virtually the same size boltface. The only mods I've seen for people using the 180 Bergers is to trim the magizines a bit and add a light filler plate to a long magizine. like this:



  3. blipelt

    blipelt Well-Known Member

    Apr 5, 2008
    Last edited: Dec 27, 2008