Well, I took my 7mm stw to a local 'smith to get the headspace reset since it was eating up brass rather quickly even with mild loads. It turns out the barrel shank threads were cut so undersized that the barrel is loose until the last turn or so before it snugs up to the action. The headspace was about .012" longer than I wanted too, so it was the excessive headspace eating up brass. The store I bought it from has come up with enough $$ to finance the barrel. Not a full repair by any means but I'm going to take the rifle to action and build it over. I am : - going with a longer barrel than the 24" that was on her... not sure yet how long and fat this barrel will be but I don't want a 10# barrel so there are limits-- also it will be 8 or 9" twist... not 10" like the current bbl.... I'd also like to keep the finished weight of the rifle under 12# - replacing the modded walker trigger that was on it with another-- ideas?? - replacing the recoil lug with an aftermarket - keeping the m70 type safety... I wasn't sure at first but I like it--- - replacing the stock-- likely pillar bedded/skim bedded Boyds laminate to replace the bdl stock - leaving the stock mag. length.. I have 400 rounds loaded to 3.650" oal and have never seen jump make a hill of beans worth of difference so .150" jump it is... I am not sure if the new incarnation of this rifle will get a brake I am not sure of using the ratchet or 5r type rifling-- Ideas?? as far as the reamer I am thinking either standard or tight chamber standard neck... pros and cons of this please??