Remington 7mm-08 to .308

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Delano1981, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. Delano1981

    Delano1981 New Member

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    Hello everyone,

    I found a used Remington 7mm-08 bolt action rifle at a local gun store. I was wondering if it can be converted to .308? What other calibers would work with this gun? It has a synthetic stock and is in pretty worn condition, and I think I can get it for about 150.00 to 175.00.

    Thanks
  2. john323

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    New barrel is not cheap.Plus smith work to install but it can be done.
  3. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR New Member

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    why would you rule out 7mm08? its a great cartridge, less recoil than the 308. If you want to change a low cost barrel like a douglas would still run around 100 bucks plus install and bluing or refinishing. looking around 150-200 for that. 243, 260 and 338 federal are a option too.
  4. CHW2021

    CHW2021 Member

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    Why? You will end up spending the same amount as buying a new rifle.
    Clean and shoot the 7-08 before investing in a caliber change. 7mm is a fine hunting round, why not give it a try?
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    1969SS396 New Member

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    I agree, I bought my son a 7-08 about 16 years ago, it's wonderful cartridge.
  6. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

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    The action will support any short action cartridge in the .473 bolt head family but why? the 7-08 rem is ballistically wonderful and just as powerful as the .308.
  7. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    The only way that change would be worthwhile would be if the OP has a huge stock of GI 7.62 NATO gathering dust.

    Jim
  8. zakar4evr

    zakar4evr New Member

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    If you still have this rifle I would be interested in purchasing it.For the right price.....:)

    Zakar
  9. m77user

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    The 284 win. Ballistic equivalent of the 280 Remington. But a good load with a good 140 grain bullet in the 7-08 is about as good as you can get.
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