The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Smithy

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old December 7, 1999, 03:08 PM   #1
DeBee
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 5, 1999
Posts: 408
What is the difference between these two actions?

As the basis for a short action general purpose rifle, what are the pros and cons for each?

I ma especially interested in the stainless steel actions...
DeBee is offline  
Old December 7, 1999, 04:46 PM   #2
Paul B.
Senior Member
 
Join Date: March 28, 1999
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 2,598
DeBee. I'm not too familiar with the
Mod. 7, but I think it was designed to be a replacement for the old 600/660/600 Mohawk series Remington brought out in the late 60's, early 70's. It is supposed to be lighter in weight than the 700's. I know that in .308 Win., the Mod.7 is lighter than the old 660. It's also prettier. I would seriously like to have a stainless, synthetic stocked Mod. 7 in .308. Oh yes I would. Please Santa. This Christmas?????
Paul B.
Paul B. is online now  
Old December 7, 1999, 05:57 PM   #3
RacerX
Member
 
Join Date: April 8, 1999
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.A.
Posts: 50
From what I've seen, the Model 7 is essentially a Model 700, just shortened even further than the short-action 700. It's a pretty little rifle, but after much consideration I've chosen the short-action 700. I've heard lots of complaints about the Model 7's surprisingly stiff recoil (in .308, I believe). It's more an issue of stock shape than weight, though. The deciding factor for me was the aftermarket support for the 700.
RacerX is offline  
Old December 8, 1999, 09:13 AM   #4
Rosco Benson
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 20, 1998
Posts: 374
Probably the most significant difference, from the standpoint of the typical user, is that the Model 7 only has one sight-mounting hole on the rear receiver ring. This obliges one to use a one-piece scope mount.

Rosco
Rosco Benson is offline  
Old December 8, 1999, 11:03 PM   #5
T-Bone
Junior Member
 
Join Date: September 28, 1999
Posts: 12
I have several model 700s long and short action also a model 7. The model 7 action is about 1/2 inch shorter and therefore lighter. The recoil is not a problem and David Genry doses make some beutiful 2 piece mounts.
T-Bone is offline  
Old December 9, 1999, 09:44 AM   #6
Rosco Benson
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 20, 1998
Posts: 374
I presume the Gentry two-piece mounts require that an additional hole be drilled and tapped in the rear receiver ring?

Rosco
Rosco Benson is offline  
Old December 9, 1999, 11:25 AM   #7
DeBee
Senior Member
 
Join Date: October 5, 1999
Posts: 408
Is the trigger group the same in each rifle?

Is the bottom metal? Is the bottom metal aluminum on each model? How about the stainless models?
DeBee is offline  
Old December 9, 1999, 06:56 PM   #8
Ken in Iowa
Member
 
Join Date: November 18, 1999
Location: Montezuma, IA
Posts: 70
New Model Sevens and XP100's are drilled and tapped with four scope mounting holes. Warne among others now has two piece bases for them.
Ken in Iowa is offline  
Old December 9, 1999, 10:04 PM   #9
WalterGAII
Junior member
 
Join Date: November 7, 1999
Posts: 1,516
Model 700's have the same, easily-adjusted triggers as the 7's. I've worked on both; they're identical.

------------------
Shoot to kill; they'll stop when they're dead!
WalterGAII is offline  
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:30 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2014 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent: thefiringline.com
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.07771 seconds with 9 queries