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Old 01-16-2014, 10:28 PM   #1
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Default Remington 700 .308 to 7/08.

Well after a misfortunate event the barrel and stock have been completely destroyed. After doing some research I've come to the conclusion that I want to rebuild the rifle, for it was my first deer gun. Because the .308 is the parent case of the 7mm-08, does that mean that all I would need is a new barrel? If you could just give me an idea of everything that would be done it would be much appreciated. Thanks for any information ahead of time.
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Old 01-16-2014, 10:33 PM   #2
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I think before we can give you an educated answer or correct advise we would need to know a little more about what the gun was subjected to. And how the barrel and the stock was destroyed?

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I rolled my 4 runner onto it. The barrel is at a 45 and the stock broke at the swivel stud. Other than that everything is fine, but I wouldn't trust the optic though

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Slee,

That makes sense! We are always concerned when we receive these questions that the weapon might have been damaged in a fire which would also change the temper of the receiver as well. But yes you could get another barrel for your receiver. But when installed you must be able to have it checked for Head Space! This is important. As far as the bolt and receiver you are good to go there. Is the bolt still functioning flawlessly in the receiver as smooth as it always was. From your description the receiver was not damaged at all? The stock obviously is no problem. But Head Spacing the new Barrel is a must.

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Yes the bolt still functions perfectly. All of the damages seem to have been from the swivel stud upward to the end of the barrel. So it sounds like head spacing and a new barrel would be the only things I'd have to worry about. I plan on taking it to a smith. I was just making sure I wasn't getting in to far over my head, but it seems like it shouldn't be too painful. Thanks again.
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Isn't .308 more available than 7/08?

Where are you getting the barrel from?

If it were mine, I would try to put it back to original. Unless the 7/08 can do something magical that the parent cartridge cannot.
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look on ebay for barrels.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/REMINGTON-700-STAINLESS-STEEL-BARREL-308-24-NEW-TAKE-OFF-/261375209996?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cdb2d 320c
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danf_fl, yes I was debating on making it back into a 308, but after inheriting another 308 from my grandfather I'm just looking for a little more variety. Plus what I I've read the 7/08 seems a little more ethical to use on deer than the 308. I was also debating on turning it into a 300wsm for use on elk but was told that it wouldn't work by a local gun Smith. As for 308 being more available than 7/08, there's no doubt about that but I reload so it shouldn't be that big of an issue

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danf_fl, yes I was debating on making it back into a 308, but after inheriting another 308 from my grandfather I'm just looking for a little more variety. Plus what I I've read the 7/08 seems a little more ethical to use on deer than the 308. I was also debating on turning it into a 300wsm for use on elk but was told that it wouldn't work by a local gun Smith. As for 308 being more available than 7/08, there's no doubt about that but I reload so it shouldn't be that big of an issue

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i own both the 308 and a 7mm-08. i bought my first ever 7mm-08 about four years ago and have owned various rifles in 308 for over twenty years. as that you have another rifle in 308, IMO, i don't think you will regret changing that one to 7mm-08. in fact, i think you will really like it a lot. my Marlin XS7 in 7mm-08 is probably one of my most shot rifles. i probably reload more ammo for it than any other rifle i own.

so i have to give my hearty recommendation for changing it to a 7mm-08.
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your hearty recommendation is highly appreciated. Since you reload, have any proven loads. I generally reload with with 4350?

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