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    Default Re: Rem. 700 caliber change - suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by aubie515 View Post
    You are looking at $600-750 to rebarrel...at that point why not just buy a new rifle and call it a day? Unless that rifle has sentimental value, I wouldn't think it would be worth spending the money to rebarrel.
    That's why I was questioning the reason behind the OPs question. Didn't make financial sense.

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    Default Re: Rem. 700 caliber change - suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by mrat View Post
    I'd think 7mm/08 might be a good choice. A wide range of available bullet weights and less powder in a flat shooting caliber. I think that would make for an interesting and practical upgrade in the 700. Or go classic with a 7x57 Mauser. Having .243, .270, 7x57, &-06 I feel the .25-06 is a impracticable and unnecessary cartridge. I'm sure I'll hear about it, but I don't like .25-06s.
    7mm-08 is usually a short action caliber, the OP has a long action.

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    Default Re: Rem. 700 caliber change - suggestions?

    I think a 25-06 would be a good fit. If it were me, I would try for a 6.5x55 but I'm not sure if that would require bolt face modifications.

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    Default Re: Rem. 700 caliber change - suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus99 View Post
    7mm-08 is usually a short action caliber, the OP has a long action.
    So you can't use a short cartridge in a long action??

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    Default Re: Rem. 700 caliber change - suggestions?

    Quote Originally Posted by Marcus99 View Post
    7mm-08 is usually a short action caliber, the OP has a long action.
    Quote Originally Posted by mrat View Post
    So you can't use a short cartridge in a long action??
    you can use a short cartridge in a long action, but it is not as efficient. Actually Savage did this for a short time when they were having difficulty and all their rifles were using the same base which was a long action.

    This arrangement, longs and shorts, existed until the late 1980's when the short action was discontinued for economic reasons, as new management tried every scheme necessary to reduce manufacturing costs while actually increasing quality. In rifles chambered for the short cartridges such as 223 Remington, 243 Winchester, 250 Savage, 300 Savage, and the 308 Winchester, a front baffle with a rearward extending leg was used to limit the bolt throw. While it did work, the more serious shooters complained, feeling that the balance of the 308 Winchester rifles, for instance, was too far forward, especially when longer, heavier, replacement barrels were installed.

    In 1998 when the new short action rifles are introduced it will be noticed that they have new model numbers. Instead of three digits, such as 110, there will be only two. The first digit will be dropped so rifles with three digit model numbers will be known to have long actions.
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