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#6795143 - 06/16/17 10:59 AM 7mm-08
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you all have convinced me about the pros of the 7mm08, I would prefer a 24" barrel, does not seem to be many choices, I know I could go the 22", just curious.
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#6795164 - 06/16/17 11:14 AM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: colt45]
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You won't see much difference in performance with either one. If I wanted a production rifle, I'd snag a Tikka T3 which has a 22 1/2" barrel IIRC.

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#6795168 - 06/16/17 11:17 AM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: colt45]
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Lots of other questions-desired stock material, barrel contour, main use of weapon?
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#6795255 - 06/16/17 12:36 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: colt45]
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Most of my 7mm-08's sport 26" barrels. Think I only have two 24"

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#6795282 - 06/16/17 01:05 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: colt45]
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I only have one 7mm08 right now and it's a 10.5". I've had 24", 22", 18" and 16". Pick a gun you like, don't focus on barrel length.

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#6795334 - 06/16/17 02:02 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: colt45]
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18.5 and 22 are the lengths I have had in 7mm08. Like both of them but most of the time I choose the handy 18.5 inch version. Now if I were building one for long range it might just get a 26 inch barrel on the build
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#6795384 - 06/16/17 03:17 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: colt45]
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I had a 22" before, but sold it and got an 18" built by APR. I only shoot suppressed.


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#6795511 - 06/16/17 05:43 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: colt45]
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Originally Posted By: colt45
you all have convinced me about the pros of the 7mm08, I would prefer a 24" barrel, does not seem to be many choices, I know I could go the 22", just curious.


Mine is 20" plus can. If I were building one with a brake, it would be 24" minimum. All there is to it, is each inch cut off means 20-25 fps loss. Finish the muzzle as long or as short as it suites you.
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#6795809 - 06/17/17 01:19 AM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: colt45]
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Love my T3 7mm-08. Replaced the factory stock with a B&C, left the rest original.
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#6796030 - 06/17/17 10:54 AM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: colt45
you all have convinced me about the pros of the 7mm08, I would prefer a 24" barrel, does not seem to be many choices, I know I could go the 22", just curious.


Mine is 20" plus can. If I were building one with a brake, it would be 24" minimum. All there is to it, is each inch cut off means 20-25 fps loss. Finish the muzzle as long or as short as it suites you.
jy way of thinking, what would you use for a build?
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#6796053 - 06/17/17 11:20 AM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: colt45]
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Originally Posted By: colt45
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: colt45
you all have convinced me about the pros of the 7mm08, I would prefer a 24" barrel, does not seem to be many choices, I know I could go the 22", just curious.


Mine is 20" plus can. If I were building one with a brake, it would be 24" minimum. All there is to it, is each inch cut off means 20-25 fps loss. Finish the muzzle as long or as short as it suites you.
jy way of thinking, what would you use for a build?


What action?

You know.
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#6796108 - 06/17/17 12:14 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: FiremanJG]
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Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: colt45
Originally Posted By: FiremanJG
Originally Posted By: colt45
you all have convinced me about the pros of the 7mm08, I would prefer a 24" barrel, does not seem to be many choices, I know I could go the 22", just curious.


Mine is 20" plus can. If I were building one with a brake, it would be 24" minimum. All there is to it, is each inch cut off means 20-25 fps loss. Finish the muzzle as long or as short as it suites you.
jy way of thinking, what would you use for a build?


What action?

You know.
I know I need to be more clear, what make of action? I was thinking a win mod 70 action


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#6796114 - 06/17/17 12:19 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: colt45]
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Not a thing wrong with a Win 70. I'm just a Tikka T-3 lover. 70° throw, side bolt release, great trigger, ejects two yards from the action.
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#6796158 - 06/17/17 01:04 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: colt45]
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whats your budget Colt45 ?
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#6796238 - 06/17/17 02:45 PM Re: 7mm-08 [Re: colt45]
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$1800.
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