7mm Rem Mag needs a new barrel - recommend a calibre

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by scotsgun, Apr 10, 2014.

  1. scotsgun

    scotsgun Well-Known Member

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    Folks,

    The barrel on my Sako TRG-S M995 in calibre 7mm Rem Mag is nearing the end of its life. I'd like to keep the potential to shoot 1000yds but ideally not so much a barrel burner.

    I'd appreciate folks suggestion on calibre and why.

    Thankyou.
     
  2. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    7-300 win mag. Easy to load for and no expensive dies etc...

    I just got mine last week. Shooting 162 AMAXs at 3150fps with 75.5g H1000 under 1/2 MOA with a 28" Bartlein.
     
  3. Jumpalot

    Jumpalot Well-Known Member

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    Wouldn't this be even more of a barrel burner the what he already has??
    I was thinking more a straight up 300 Win. Mag shooting the 215 grain Bergers and a good load of H1000 at 2950fps with a 26" barrel. Mine shoots lights out out to 1000. Haven't had a chance to stretch it past that yet.
     
  4. LoneTraveler

    LoneTraveler Well-Known Member

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    Did you ever consider a new barrel of 7MM Rem. Mag. Go with a stainless steel barrel or some special treatment. If you have all the components for loading and you already know the caliber and its capabilities. With components hard to get, and in short supply you may already have all you need. Good Luck in whatever you choose.
     
  5. MudRunner2005

    MudRunner2005 Well-Known Member

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    That's what I was gonna suggest. A good stainless aftermarket 1:9 twist barrel will last a long time if you take care of it. Shoot 3-shot groups and let it cool down completely and it should last MANY years. Also, shooting heavier bullets with a slower velocoty will help increase barrel life a little bit.
     
  6. remingtonman_25_06

    remingtonman_25_06 Well-Known Member

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    Yah I read the first half and posted without noticing untill it was to late.

    Id stick with the 7 RM or if you want a bit better barrel life go the 300 WM route.

    Both great and time tested proven cartridges.
     
  7. jrock

    jrock Well-Known Member

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    I was asking this questions myself a month ago but decided to stick with the 7mm RM as I was tooled up for it and the cost of retooling and finding good SAUM brass was a bit more than I cared to take on.
     
  8. Jumpalot

    Jumpalot Well-Known Member

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    I have both a 7mm Rem Mag and a 300 Win Mag. Two years ago my favorite was the 7. This last year my favorite has been the 300 because of the new Berger bullets. It would be cheaper to just re-barrel to 7mm again. But I would totally understand if you just had the itch to try something new and different.
     
  9. bb204

    bb204 Well-Known Member

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    I should have a 7 Mag TRG-S barrel with ~ 100 rounds through it. I took it off and had it built into a 300 RUM. If you are interested in it PM me. Good Luck.