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Thread: Tikka 7mm-08 re-barrel to 7mm rem mag?

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    Tikka 7mm-08 re-barrel to 7mm rem mag?

    I have a suppressed, 18" barrel 7mm-08 tikka that I've pillar bedded into a boyds thumbhole stock and I really like it but since I will most likely end up moving down south I've been wondering if it could be re-barrelled for longer range.

    So if I get a new barrel put on it and get one of the longer magazines will the action work as a 7mm rem mag? I guess .280 is the another option but I don't really want to get all the gear for reloading yet since I already have lots of stuff and not much storage.

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    No as the bolt face has to be opened up. Suggest you stick with the 7/08

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    Bettee to buy new if you want remmag or ream to 284win
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    Just sell it and buy a rem mag, or throw it on here for trade. Seems to be plenty of remmags come up on tardme.

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    Keep it and buy a rem mag

    Two guns always better than one, or ream to saum and use wsm magazine


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    Yea think I might just get another and then have a bush gun and an alpine gun
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    Then you will need a 'crossover rifle' for in between the two

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    I think the correct terms are bush pig and tops rifle
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    I'd just get it reamed out to either 280 or 284 and get someone to reload ammo if your not doing it yourself

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    Talk to Darren at Dpt, he has the 284 reamer and can rechamber your barrel if you want to.

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    Keep it and get a 280 AI. Seems like everybody gets rid of their rem mag after a while.

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    Do you reckon 300 win mag way better cos I do. Of course I've had plus reloaded for both.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Happy View Post
    Do you reckon 300 win mag way better cos I do. Of course I've had plus reloaded for both.
    The 300 win mag is only better if it has a one in ten twist for the 208 amax

    Otherwise the 162 amax in the rem mag at 3080fps hoses it past 300 yrds


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    Keep it and stay in the closet.. head down to the mainland and when the gun you like runs out of legs start shopping round. I know a few down here that run 243 and 708 - seems to work out ok for them

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    Yea, I went hunting near Mt Cook about a month ago and shot a bull tahr in the shoulder at 270m which dropped it on the spot. I wouldn't shoot at animals out past 300m though since my scope is pretty basic.

 

 

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