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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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Old January 30, 2019, 02:13 PM   #11
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Sako

Sako in 7MM. Find an old one from Finland
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Old January 30, 2019, 03:15 PM   #12
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Bergara is selling a Remington clone, well made and shoot very well.
Tikka is the go-to rifle for many shooters looking for light weight and accuracy.
Ruger is always a good bet.
Savage rifles typically shoot well.
Howa 1500/Weatherby Vanguard are known good shooters.

And Remington 700 is still one of the best shooters out there.
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Old January 30, 2019, 05:31 PM   #13
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OP is asking for a heavy barrel. Unless those are a Heavy Varmint t (per Savage) or bull, they aren't a heavy barrel.
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Old January 30, 2019, 07:06 PM   #14
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Someone already beat me to it. For under $1k you can find a beater savage slap on a criterion barell and put it in a nice stock. Have yet to see a criterion drop in that wont shoot sub many. I have 3 all shoot right around half moa with me behind the trigger probably better with someone more competent.
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Old January 31, 2019, 07:34 PM   #15
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And a 7mm is going to eat up barrels.

So shooting one out on target shooting is a factor and the Savage offers an easy low cost way to get that done.

Remington does as well with initial need to get an OEM barrel off it. I am not fond of Remington for other reasons but that bias aside it would work with the REMAGE barrels.
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Old January 31, 2019, 11:16 PM   #16
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A rifle that I have,that has been off the new market for some time is the Winchester M-70 Laredo. CRF,HS Precision bedding block stock.

The M-70 equivalent to the Sendero
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Old February 3, 2019, 07:54 PM   #17
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EuroOptic has the Sako A7 Roughtech Range for about $1050 right now. 26” varmint profile barrel. A7 is a slight step up from the Tikka line, better trigger, 3 lug bolt etc.

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Old February 4, 2019, 01:58 AM   #18
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Howa makes their M1500 barreled actions in all different configurations and sell them thru Brownells.

I have noticed available calibers from 204 Ruger up to 338 Win Mag.

I don't know if they have what you want, but generally they sell <$500.

That with a decent stock of your choice and you could have the rifle that you are looking for.

I share your feelings for Remington.
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Old February 6, 2019, 07:43 PM   #19
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Savage Long Range, heavy enough, Cheap enough, and accurate or more than any mentioned so far.
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Old February 6, 2019, 07:59 PM   #20
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Not sure how the Heavy Sporter slots in but it is heavier than standard.

https://www.savagearms.com/firearms/...g-range-hunter

The sporter is .685 vs .585 now standard (willl do some measuring on older and other guns but that is not a serious HB barrel)

What Savage calls the Varmint profile is a fairly heavy one at .800 - that would be where I start calling it an HB.
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Old February 6, 2019, 10:01 PM   #21
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I would seriously look at a different caliber for anything beyond 500 yards. Factory barrels in 7mm RM or UM just aren't built to tight specs because barrel erosion is such a problem. Dropping to 6.5mm opens a lot more possibilities. Plus it's a lot easier on your body and your rest.
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Old February 8, 2019, 09:05 PM   #22
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Try Krieger barrels.
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Old February 9, 2019, 08:22 AM   #23
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It's been done before with 7mm Rem Mag.
Heck it's been done with 300 Win Mag, and i think the 375 H&H.
Use what you want to use.
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Old February 10, 2019, 06:30 PM   #24
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Try Krieger barrels.
The quality of the mfg method does not mean they last longer, they may be more accurate and Krieger certainly is up there.
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Old February 12, 2019, 06:28 AM   #25
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Nothing will be cheap about long range shooting with a magnum caliber. You'll have to reload and load develop. An inexpensive Savage with a good after market barrel would be a place to start. Factory barrels just don't work well. Mid range scopes are in that $400 to $700 price range. Your goal will be to shoot inside .3 [email protected] yd. and have the highest and most consistent velocity.
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