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Old 12-15-2005, 10:15 PM
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I can buy an 7MM mag and have the chamber redone to hold an 8MM mag casing rather than paying $800 to buy one from remington, correct?
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:26 PM
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Yes you can rechamber a 7mm Remington mag barrel to a 7mm STW.
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Old 12-15-2005, 10:30 PM
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As far as cartridge dimensions go, that should work fine. There is one thing that must be taken into consideration though. Make sure that the 7 RM has a 26" barrel, and that the 7 STW cartridges will fit in the Magazine. I am not sure of what manufacturers make a 7 RM with a 26" barrel, but the 7 STW would need it to take full advantage of what the cartidge is capable of. If I couldn't find a 7 RM with a 26" barrel, then I would either just keep it 7 RM or buy the 7 STW. I am no expert, so I don't know if you would run into other problems with internal pressure, etc, so I would definately as a couple of competant gunsmiths before having this kind of mod done to a rifle.
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Old 12-15-2005, 11:11 PM
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Before the 7mm STW was considered a wildcat, I wanted to do the same as you. I spoke to quite a few gunsmiths, and the majority suggested the use of a Ruger #1 due to its single shot action. There isa Ruger #1 Standard 7mm Rem. Mag. athttp://www.gunsamerica.com/guns/976499186.htm for $735.00. You could probably use a T/C Encore 7mm Rem. Mag. Good luck.
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Old 12-16-2005, 02:25 AM
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Some of the 7MM Rem mags would work and some would need alteration to the Magazine box to hold the STW. Be sure to check out that possibility.
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Old 12-16-2005, 08:09 AM
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Find a model 700 with a 26" barrel in 7mmremmagand the conversion is very simple.
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Old 12-16-2005, 08:34 AM
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I thought the 700 Rem was one that worked but didn't recall for sure.
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