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    Rechamber prices and options

    So, looking at building up a tops rifle and trying to work through some thoughts to drum up a plan. I had originally planned on using an existing action that I have but unfortunately I just can't locate a reasonable stock (plus a few other parts) for it and custom jobs are close to a year out plus scary money. I'm pretty well convinced that I want a 7mmSAUM so that I can stick with a short action.

    My thought is to pick up a 7mm-08 with a good action and stock, or a popular action so that I can swap out parts as needed. Does anyone know what it costs to rechamber from a 7mm-08 to a SAUM? Going to be some bolt work involved as well. Anyone done this?

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    Just buy a factory 7mm rem mag. At a guess the re-chamber and bolt work on the 708 will be $200-$400.

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    Cheers Stug, Should have added that I'm also considering a .284. That may be the easiest way forward.

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    Yep 284 would be worth it, shouldn't need any bolt work then, just a re-chamber. I'd guess $200 for that.

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    Made my Saum on a 7RM action as it is better with more length for the long pills.

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    Better starting with a factory magnum bolt face, have seen a few questionable bolt face jobs...
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    284 or 280ai if you want more poke on a standard boltface

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    Gunworks recently had a post on their Facebook page with information regarding their re-chambering options. From memory @stug is spot on, it was around $150-200 all up I think. You will also need a LA bolt stop and magazine if doing the work to a Tikka T3 (another $150 odd).

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    Thinking of selling my 7 Saum. PM if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stug View Post
    Yep 284 would be worth it, shouldn't need any bolt work then, just a re-chamber. I'd guess $200 for that.
    Plus magazine work, to ensure reliable feeding. You do not want an occasional repeater!
    A good shot at close range beats a 'hit" at a longer range.

 

 

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