Suggestions wanted: Rem 700 BDL 7mm RM make over

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  1. KS2506

    KS2506 Active Member

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    Get a 7MM STW, brass is readily available, no expensive dies to buy, rebarrel with a 26" heavy sporter taper.
     
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  2. BLovell

    BLovell Member LRH Team Member

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    Will the STW fit in a 700 Magnum action for the 7mm RM?
     
  3. bdlesh

    bdlesh Well-Known Member

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    I am a victim of the wildcatters. I would have never consider one before I joined here. After reading and gathering into on them, I am now planning 2 build and both will be wildcats. I like the redesign for efficiency and performance. That is exactly what I would try to do if I had the skills....which I don't. So thank God for all of you that can and do!
     
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    e1harris Well-Known Member

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    280 ackley
     
  5. blackaj

    blackaj Well-Known Member

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    No it won't be ideal with LR bullets
    not without modifying the magazine.
    Absolutely not worth it over a 7rm in my opinion, you'll burn out the barrel much faster and it'll recoil like a 300 win mag

    Great round but wrong bolt face
     
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  6. ShtrRdy

    ShtrRdy Well-Known Member

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    I had a Rem 700 ADL that I bought used in the 70's. It was originally made in 1965. Several years ago i had it rebarreled into a .300 Win Mag. I bought a used HS Precision stock to drop it into. Turned out to be a nice hunting rifle. I don't think it would be too shabby shooting long ranges with too, I just haven't done any past 500 yards.
     
  7. Orange Dust

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    I just did a 28 Nosler. If I had it to do over, I would have done this, and almost did. I also considered building an original Mashburn Super Magnum. Not the long, the original since I have dies.
     
  8. KS2506

    KS2506 Active Member

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    For a STW all you have to do is swap out the mag box for a 375 length box or remove the spacer from the rear of the box you have and shorten the bolt stop slightly. Have done it many times on both 700's and M70's. IMO the 7MM STW is amazing, and its recoil is not much more than a standard 7 Mag.
     
  9. LVJ76

    LVJ76 Well-Known Member

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    This hilarious but yet so true, Lol
     
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  10. LVJ76

    LVJ76 Well-Known Member

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    I would stick with the 7mm Rem Mag, its a great cartridge as you already know especially with all the new long range bullets out there.
     
  11. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    I just did this sorta. I have a Savage 112 BVSS in .300 WinMag that I've had for 7-8 yrs. Love the caliber. It was fairly accurate and I've shot it to a mile.
    Decided to stay with the .300 and went with a Pac Nor Savage pre-fit, 28", 1-9 twist. After I got the barrel I rented a Ryan Mantha finish reamer and used it extend the throat to optimize the use of the 215gn Bergers. All I can say is "Wow"! This really takes the .300 to another level.
    I'm effortlessly running them at over 3000fps and Pac Nor makes a darn great barrel. Accuracy is terrific and groups are one ragged hole at 100yds but I'm consistently getting 2-3" groups at 1k!.
     
  12. bpcrshooter

    bpcrshooter Well-Known Member

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    My 7mmRm has a 28in (27 finished) #5 from brux..... shoots .368in, 4shot groups at 100yards, thats good enough for deer n elk in my book. most barrels in 7mmRm if treated well will start to lose accuracy around 1400 rounds if you like to really shoot this might not be a good paper round, if you "down load" im sure you can get more but, you might as well just shoot something else and save your hunting rifle.
     
  13. BLovell

    BLovell Member LRH Team Member

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    After putting pen to paper on all the expenses I’ll incur to rebarrel this rifle to a Remage in 7mm RM, I’ve been able to convince my wife it would be cheaper to just buy another rifle. !!!!!!! Now I can get my first left handed bolt gun!!!! I’ve never owned a left hand rifle! This will give me a light weight hunting rifle and then I’ll buy a heavier long range rifle. So for this rifle, I’m going to leave it as is and just work up a load that it likes best in the 160-162 gr bullet range. Any suggestions on best bullet and powder combo?