Remington 7mm-08 to .308

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

  1. Delano1981

    Delano1981 New Member

    Oct 4, 2012
    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.

  2. john323

    john323 Member

    Jun 1, 2011
    Monterey Park ,CA
    New barrel is not cheap.Plus smith work to install but it can be done.

  3. Helix_FR

    Helix_FR Active Member

    Apr 14, 2009
    Imperial, MO
    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 Well-Known Member

    Feb 16, 2009
    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?
  5. 1969SS396

    1969SS396 Member

    Dec 11, 2010
    the "Mitten" state
    I agree, I bought my son a 7-08 about 16 years ago, it's wonderful cartridge.
  6. JLA

    JLA Well-Known Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Heart Of Texas
    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

    Dec 6, 2009
    The only way that change would be worthwhile would be if the OP has a huge stock of GI 7.62 NATO gathering dust.

  8. zakar4evr

    zakar4evr New Member

    Mar 9, 2012
    If you still have this rifle I would be interested in purchasing it.For the right price.....:)

  9. m77user

    m77user Well-Known Member

    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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