Long range hunting 7STW build question.

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  1. mikea5232

    mikea5232 Well-Known Member

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    I have owned this rem 700 7stw for a few years now. Im not 100%sure of or if any work has been done to the action but it's got a factory barrel with custom rechamber in it. It shot sub 1/2 moa but it's starting to open up. Im thinking of rebarrel or maybe just go custom with an extended mag well for the longer bullets. What would u guys do. Redo/ rebarrel or just go with a custom action for?
     
  2. Elk Hunter 338

    Elk Hunter 338 Well-Known Member

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    take it apart true threads, bolt and abutments set cam timing install wyatts CFE9 have it chambered for the 195 and rock on!! its sleeper cartridge and moved them out a high rate of speed!
     
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  3. koginam

    koginam Well-Known Member

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    I would go for the complete rebuild. You can get longer bullets in the extended mag, do the truing of the bolt face, threads etc... Maybe install a different extractor.
     
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  4. mikea5232

    mikea5232 Well-Known Member

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    I put a mini m16 extractor in it already and the bolt is timed. So i was leaning towards a rebuild, just was looking for assurance as that was the right route to go.
     
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  6. HARPERC

    HARPERC Well-Known Member

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    I'd bore scope it to see if that's why groups are opening. If so do the whole rebuild.
     
  7. mikea5232

    mikea5232 Well-Known Member

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    I have a borescope. The throat is getting pretty long and the fire cracking is getting pretty bad. I think the barrel is just getting too the end, and i don't want it to completely go just before a hunt.
     
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