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Old 11-10-2010, 07:39 AM
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I am wondering if anyone has tried rebarreling a long action with a 7-08. My thinking was rebarreling my action with the 7-08 with a 26" barrel. thanks, for the in put in advance.
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Old 11-10-2010, 07:43 AM
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If the original gun has a .473 boltface such as a 25-06, .270 win, 30-06, .243, .308, then a 7mm-08 should work fine. If you are trying to rebarrel a magnum to a 7mm-08, then you'll likely run into feeding and firing problems.
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Old 11-10-2010, 08:38 AM
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Depends on the gun. You will probably need a filler in the mag box and possibly a spacer in the bolt. My old Savage is a LA thats chambered in 22-250 which is a SA round. Right from the factory.
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:40 AM
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No point in doing that a 7mm08 is a short action cartridge so rebarrel that longaction in 280rem and you will realy have something. In short rebarrel it in any 06 case based cartridge you like. If you start with a short action and use a 20" barrel it will be < 40" OAL sweet to carry.
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Old 11-11-2010, 06:25 PM
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I don't understand what the point would be in taking a long action receiver and rebarreling it for a short action cartridge. If you have a long action receiver then chamber it for the .280 Remington.
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Old 11-12-2010, 05:36 AM
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Originally Posted by bigbulls View Post
I don't understand what the point would be in taking a long action receiver and rebarreling it for a short action cartridge. If you have a long action receiver then chamber it for the .280 Remington.
........ Well, I surmise that the man has a LA available and simply wants to know if he can re-barrel to 7-08, a cartridge he likes. My answer is "yes", it can be done.
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Old 11-12-2010, 08:07 AM
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The action is a T3 tikka, it's chamber in the 25-06 right now which I have it shooting well. I was looking at ballistic's one day and look at the 7-08. I figure if I were to put it into long action I could reap the benifits of having the bullets seated out of the casing. And be able to add powder to make it an efficent hunting/bench rifle. I figure the action should work well for it.
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Old 11-12-2010, 09:40 AM
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You really think a 7mm-08 even with extra space for powder will out do a 280? Asking here, not implying...
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Old 11-12-2010, 06:30 PM
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The action is a T3 tikka, it's chamber in the 25-06 right now which I have it shooting well. I was looking at ballistic's one day and look at the 7-08. I figure if I were to put it into long action I could reap the benifits of having the bullets seated out of the casing. And be able to add powder to make it an efficent hunting/bench rifle. I figure the action should work well for it.
Hell, they do that from the factory. All Tikka actions are long actions regardless of what they are chambered for. The only difference is that the short actions have a different bolt stop and a plug in the magazines.

Sure you can chamber it for the 7mm-08 but I still say chamber it for the .280 Remington rather than the 7mm-08.

If you want to go short action for a BR/hunting rifle then go .260 remington rather than 7mm-08.
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Old 11-12-2010, 07:43 PM
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Originally Posted by bigbulls View Post

If you want to go short action for a BR/hunting rifle then go .260 remington rather than 7mm-08.
Or 6.5x.284...
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