Sako L61R 3-Lug 7mm Mag Action Builds ?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by 450 marlin, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. 450 marlin

    450 marlin Well-Known Member

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    I picked up a early L61R 3-lug 7mm mag rifle with and aftermarket barrel and custom stock, what calibers of rifles could I build on the 7mm mag action and 3-lug bolt?
     
  2. Gene

    Gene Well-Known Member

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    Most any long action cartridge. Here is a gunsmith specializing in Sako builds. Some gunsmiths don't want to work on them cause of metric threads.

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  3. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    They are fine actions and any magnum bolt face cartridge will work.

    7 STW would be good and any of the RUMs (7mm,300 and 338).

    The metric threads are a pain but can be done.

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  4. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Metric threads are painless, I cut them on a regular basis. I agree, fine actions.
     
  5. 450 marlin

    450 marlin Well-Known Member

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    Great info guys...not sure what the plans are for the 7mag yet. I have a 300mag and 375H&H. If I do a custom I may part with one or just resell the 7mag and pick up a smaller caliber to round out my guns..Roy
     
  6. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    They are not hard to cut, But on my lathe I have to change the gear set (That's the pain).

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