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Old January 3, 2019, 06:42 PM   #1
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7mm Mag

Can anyone suggest a heavy barrell 7mm mag for long range target work other than the 700 Long range or Sendero?
I’m trying to stay away from Remington and don’t have the cash for Custom.

Thanks for the help
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Old January 3, 2019, 07:23 PM   #2
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I have had good luck with Ruger and Winchester both
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Old January 3, 2019, 08:33 PM   #3
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The following link is a rifle I will be buying this year. They do chamber it in 7mm Remington Magnum.


https://www.browning.com/products/fi...ge-hunter.html
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Old January 3, 2019, 09:06 PM   #4
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The following link is a rifle I will be buying this year. They do chamber it in 7mm Remington Magnum.


https://www.browning.com/products/fi...ge-hunter.html
That’s a pretty gun! Msrp is rather steep and would chew into my optic fund. I will definitely take a look at it.
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Old January 3, 2019, 09:09 PM   #5
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I would be sure it would shoot as well as the xbolts of which I have 1 in 7-08 thats even my granddaughter shoots under 1" groups with..
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Old January 3, 2019, 09:43 PM   #6
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What do you call long range?

In 2019 there are better options than 7mm Rem Mag for long range target shooting. For the guys that want to take elk at 1000 yards they shoot bullets with enough bullet weight for that. But for punching holes in paper there are several options that will still remain supersonic to a mile with 1/2 the recoil and cost of a 7mag.

If I wanted the most accuracy for the dollar I'd buy a Tikka CTR in 308, 6.5 CM or 260. The 308 will get you to 800-1000 yards, the 260 or 6.5 out to a mile. Street price is about $900 in blue, $1000 in SS.

https://www.tikka.fi/rifles/tikka-t3...tactical-rifle
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Old January 4, 2019, 02:38 PM   #7
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Your best bet for a heavy barrel 7mm Rem Mag (like the OP asked about) would probably be to check out the for sale section where bench rest shooters hang out.
www.accurateshooter.com
Try there.
There are others.
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Old January 4, 2019, 02:59 PM   #8
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The issue with that would be the condition of the used barrel. 7mag is hard on barrels, especially if pushed with max loads.
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Old January 4, 2019, 03:12 PM   #9
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True...
Other optioon that i can think of is find a donor action, and build your own.
Several places make excellent target barrels.

I i were to build one, i'd be real tempted to use a Pac-Nor with the polygonal rifling.
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Old January 4, 2019, 03:14 PM   #10
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If you are really planning on doing that, then your best bet is to go with a Savage or Remington action and put a bull barrel on it. While Remington does not come with the nut, there is a mod that puts it on it making it the same setup as Savage with replaceable barrel.

You can do the change yourself, tools about $100. U tube abound on it.

As you will shoot out barrels its also a much lower cost way to go.
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