Build help for 7m/08

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by nctta, Nov 23, 2012.

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  1. nctta

    nctta Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2009
    About to start a build for my daughter and would like any advise you migh have. She is shooting a 6.5bmr off an Encore right now, but I'd like to move her up to a bit more power....I'm thinking 7-08 that will shoot 140s. I have a model 70 and 700 available for a doner action. I'd like to keep the weight down without sacrificing accuracy. What you you suggest in following areas or any others I missed:

    1. Barrel maker, length, twist, and contour
    2. Stock..bell and Carlson, vs hogue, vs HS
    3. Action blue printing. Does the use of a GTR action fixture create any measurable improvement in accuracy vs a basic standard action truing and lug lapping?

    Any other info or guidance is appreciated.
  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

    Jul 29, 2004

    My recommendation would be a Lilja in a # 4 or #5 contour 1 in 9 twist finished at 22".

    Any well fitting stock (Try to fit her if you can)

    A blue print is always a plus and a good pillar bed.

    I would try the 120s and the 140 grain ballistic tip bullets because of velocity potential of the 7/08.