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Thread: 7mm08 - 7mm rem mag

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    7mm08 - 7mm rem mag

    Morning all,

    Just want to ask a question that popped into my head last night.

    Can a 7mm08 rifle effectively be chambered to 7mm rem mag? would it be an costly process? from my understanding the bolt face would need work as well.

    What do the experts think?


    Cheers,

    Willus

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    Yes you could do it. You might also have magazine length issues.

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    Cheers @stug.
    Forgot to mention talking Tikka here so mag issue should be an easy fix

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    Probably better off selling the 7mm08 and buying a 7mmRM that way you will also have 24" barrel. If you are patient you should be able to find a second hand RM about and the 7mm08 shouldn't be a problem to sell.
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    If you want to keep the same bolt face and get better performance have a look at 284 or 280ai.

    Twist rate of your existing barrel could be a limiting option as well.
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    Depending on the extractor system on the rifle it could be as simple as changing the extractor, if it's a recessed bolt face you may need to convert to a completely different type of extractor system to allow you to machine the bolt face to fit the bigger case rim. The chamber may be able to be simply reamed to fit the bigger case, but the barrel twist and length may not work with the new load and bullet weight requirements... Easier to buy the right rifle!

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    Sell it and buy a remmag especially if your talking tikka for the price to ream and do all the little bits will add up to a lot more then the loss of selling one and buying another.

    Also Tikka steel is very hard and not many people will let you ream them
    Robbie at gunworks with the 284win reamer would be your best bet
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    Cheers for the feedback team,

    Just a thought for something in the far future.

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    I have a Tikka 7mm rem mag barrel I will sell if you are keen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ebf View Post
    If you want to keep the same bolt face and get better performance have a look at 284 or 280ai.

    Twist rate of your existing barrel could be a limiting option as well.
    +1 for the 284 or 280 options.

 

 

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