Re-barreling a 7 Rem Mag to something else?

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  1. Quaticman

    Quaticman AH Senior Member

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    Hi there, I have a Remington Model 700 ADL which is chambered in 7 Rem Mag. I would like to re-barrel this rifle to another chambering as I already have 2 other 7 Rem Mag rifles. I own rifles chambered in .223 Remington, .22/250 Ackley Improved, .25/06 Remington, .260 Remington, 6.5 x 55 Swedish, .300 Winchester Magnum, 8 x 57 Mauser, 9.3 x 62 Mauser and .45/70 Government. What am I missing?
    .338 Winchester Magnum perhaps.
     

  2. Pheroze

    Pheroze AH ENABLER AH Legend

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    338 Win Mag would be good, but what about 358 Norma Mag? :cool:
     
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  3. TOBY458

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    416 Taylor.
     

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    My vote would go to the .338 Win Mag or .375 Ruger.
     
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    The 7mm mag and 338 WM use the same case, so this would be an easy conversion(I think)........simply changing out the barrel. If you are forgoing iron sights, then really easy.
     
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    With the Rem 700, it's easy to convert to long magnums like 375 H&H and 416 Rem Mag. with just a new mag box and follower. The long actions are all the same length.
     
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  7. Divernhunter

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    I already have a 338win mag and 300win mag so when I was bored with my 7mag I rebarreled it to 264win mag. I wish I had done so years before. I really like the 264win mag and it does everything the 7mag did but easier to shoot.
     
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    I had an old 1965 700 rebarreled to 340 Wby and it worked out very well.
     

  9. ActionBob

    ActionBob AH ENABLER SILVER SUPPORTER AH Legend

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    Well you certainly have the 30 caliber and under covered so 338 Win Mag or larger makes sense. Or go all the way to a 375 or 416;)
     

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    A 264 with a 26" barrel or a 458 with a 21" that you specifically use for 350 gr bullets. Two cheap and easy swaps that everyone loves when they have one.
     

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