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    The model 7 in your life

    So who has had a model 7, or is enjoying one these days, and if you are, what calibre is it, why do you like it so -and why would you never sell her

    This one pushes 162 A-maxs at 3040fps, is light enough for me and shoots 1/2 moa out to 1000yrds.




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    Had one in 7mm08 and should never of sold it
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    Love mine! Even better with the laminate stock you gave me shoots well whatever i feed it in 308. Just needs a dpt and shes perfect
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    Yep got one. A much modified 7 SAUM. I figured I'd see how light I could get it. Fluted everything, lightweight firing pin, carbon fibre stock of course. Got the bare rifle weight down to 5lb 3 oz. With rings and scope it is 6lb 10oz. I can only get the 162 a-max to 2880, but have settled on 65gr 2217 for 2818 fps.
    I found it doesn't like a bipod. Shot lousy groups with the bipod, took it off and shot a 0.6MOA group. Longest shot so far is 590yds.

    Why do I like it? It is a joy to carry!! Much nicer than my 10lb 7RUM.
    Would I sell it? Tried to but no one wanted it, now it is my only longrange rifle so in the gun cabinet it stays.





    First animal with it 450yds




    Longest deer 590yds
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    I have a 6 Remington, a 308 in a mdt chassis and 7rsaum.it does everything a 700 do with a bit less weight.
    The 6rem might be for sale soon.
    Remington is producing the 7 again this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Yep got one. A much modified 7 SAUM. I figured I'd see how light I could get it. Fluted everything, lightweight firing pin, carbon fibre stock of course. Got the bare rifle weight down to 5lb 3 oz. With rings and scope it is 6lb 10oz. I can only get the 162 a-max to 2880, but have settled on 65gr 2217 for 2818 fps.
    I found it doesn't like a bipod. Shot lousy groups with the bipod, took it off and shot a 0.6MOA group. Longest shot so far is 590yds.

    Why do I like it? It is a joy to carry!! Much nicer than my 10lb 7RUM.
    Would I sell it? Tried to but no one wanted it, now it is my only longrange rifle so in the gun cabinet it stays.





    First animal with it 450yds




    Longest deer 590yds
    That does it... A stock for a Tikka for me please @stug.
    But those little 7's are a great rifle.


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    Recently got one in 260 Rem. Very handy little rifle. Sending 129gr LRAB at 2750fps.

    Had wanted one for a very long time and really enjoying it after a M700 on a heavy laminate stock.
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    I need one of these for the youngest... He's firmly hooked on hunting.
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    Im getting as bad as Andrew, ive got model 7's in 7mmSAUM (love it and will not sell it), also in 260 Rem, and picked up another 12 months ago in 7mm-08 (only just put a couple of rounds thru it a week ago) don't really need them all, may sell the 260 or 7mm-08, as i'm quite liking the M595 in 284 Win (yes i know i'm a traitor) ;-)

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    The crazy thing about Model 7's is the weight of the factory plastic stock, at least the stainless one anyway. They are by far and away the heaviest of the factory plastic stocks I have weighed, they are a lot heavier than the Model 700. The one I have had an aftermarket limbsaver on but it weighed well over 1kg, the factory 700 is 850ish from memory.
    I managed to get my carbon fibre stock down to 480ish grams.
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    The model 7 in your life

    I actually like the factory plastic stock, the bit of weight helps with the longer shots, the rifles are that small and light anyway they are easy to carry around.

    Apart from hunting configured mod 7 rifles here there is a "Houston Warehouse" bull barrel mod 7 in 7mmsaum and a 300 saum

    I often swap the laminated/timber/plastic stocks around depending on where I'm hunting/shooting on the day.





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    Had one in 7mm08, rebarrelled to 6.5x47 Lapua, Mcmillan Hunters Edge stock very accurate and awesome to shoot and carry. lent it to my son two years ago and now I only get to clean it, Doh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kirabilli View Post
    Had one in 7mm08, rebarrelled to 6.5x47 Lapua, Mcmillan Hunters Edge stock very accurate and awesome to shoot and carry. lent it to my son two years ago and now I only get to clean it, Doh!
    I am considering rebarreling one of mine, and 6.5x47L would be on the shortlist, might PM you and ask for some details re barrel length, twist, and load performance etc

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    the barrel was a Maddco (lived in Aus at the time) 1:8 twist finished up No 3 profile and 20". performance wise Berger 130gVLD 2825fps using AR2208. rifle really likes 120-130r bullets, have used SST's, Nosler ballistic tips and the mergers on deer with good results

    Actually thats the other time I see the rifle, when he wants ammo reloading!
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