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Remington Model 7 308

I currently have a Remington 700 stainless synthetic with stainless drop clip in 308.  I really like the 308 but was thinking of going to the Model 7 with the shorter barrel in wood stock just for ease and lightness of carrying.  Does anyone have the Model 7 in 308 and willing to share likes or dislikes Thanks

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I currently have a Remington 700 stainless synthetic with stainless drop clip in 308.  I really like the 308 but was thinking of going to the Model 7 with the shorter barrel in wood stock just for ease and lightness of carrying.  Does anyone have the Model 7 in 308 and willing to share likes or dislikes Thanks

Kimber 84M Montana.  Better trigger, better stock, action dimeter pared down to make the whole package slimmer and trimmer.

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Gotta love Horshager when it comes to gun specifics.   

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^^^^^  What he said.

If your set on Remington, the model 7 is really nice package.  I shoot one in .260, with a fiberglass stock, lightweight scope and mounts, a guy can get really close to 6 lbs for the entire package.

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Thanks guys Horsager I think the model 7 is listed with 20 inch barrels. I old enough the hearing is going anyway thanks again

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huntemup Said:
Thanks guys Horsager I think the model 7 is listed with 20 inch barrels. I old enough the hearing is going anyway thanks again

You're correct on the newer model being 20", I'm learning I can't keep it all off the top of my head anymore.  The older wood/blued were 18.5".  

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huntrut Said:
^^^^^  What he said.

If your set on Remington, the model 7 is really nice package.  I shoot one in .260, with a fiberglass stock, lightweight scope and mounts, a guy can get really close to 6 lbs for the entire package.

7# maybe.  I just stuck a 223 Model 7 on the scale, it's 6.25# sans scope or mounts.

An 84M Montana in 7-08 is roughly the same weight......................topped with a 6x42 Leupold in Talleys.

A 1st Gen Rem 700 TI would be the only way to hang with Kimber on the "light done right" platform unless one can pony up the $$ to call Melvin Forbes.

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Colt Said:
Gotta love Horshager when it comes to gun specifics.   


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^^^^^  What he said.

If your set on Remington, the model 7 is really nice package.  I shoot one in .260, with a fiberglass stock, lightweight scope and mounts, a guy can get really close to 6 lbs for the entire package.

7# maybe.  I just stuck a 223 Model 7 on the scale, it's 6.25# sans scope or mounts.

An 84M Montana in 7-08 is roughly the same weight......................topped with a 6x42 Leupold in Talleys.

A 1st Gen Rem 700 TI would be the only way to hang with Kimber on the "light done right" platform unless one can pony up the $$ to call Melvin Forbes.

There is a picture somewhere in the interwebs of this website of the gun in question without any lighweight scope or mounts on a scale at 5.8 lbs, add .75 for the bolt and your close.

7 is close to 6 though and I agree the Kimbers are very nice.

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I have a model 7 in 6mm...wood stock/blued older model. I love the gun, but when it comes to swinging an off hand shot it just isn't near as steady as my longer or heavier guns (Browning Abolt in .280 and a Ruger #1 in .270)...the ruger is about the same overall length but has more weight and a hard-to-define balance that just makes it so much sweeter and easier to keep the crosshairs on a running coyote, goat or deer. Bottom line is that I use the Model 7 for doe tags, varmints or where I expect to have a good rest (rough country...then the light weight shines!)...if it was a .308 or 7mm-08 I would probably use it more for bucks but let's not hijack the discussion on calibers. I am not what I would classify as a good shot with rifle, but have still rolled a number of coyotes and deer at 350 yards with Model 7. I just prefer a smoother swinging gun for serious hunting...maybe my form is all wrong? Hope it works for you.

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I have a model 7 in 6mm...wood stock/blued older model. I love the gun, but when it comes to swinging an off hand shot it just isn't near as steady as my longer or heavier guns (Browning Abolt in .280 and a Ruger #1 in .270)...the ruger is about the same overall length but has more weight and a hard-to-define balance that just makes it so much sweeter and easier to keep the crosshairs on a running coyote, goat or deer. 

A tad nose-heavy promotes much better follow-through, at least it does for me.  I find a tad nose-heavy easier to hit with off-hand as well.

7 ISN'T 6 and it costs a fair amount of loot to lose that #.  To get enough metal machined away from a Model 7 to make a 6# all-up package you're gonna have to find a gunsmith with a big set of balls.  You'll also spend enough $$ to make the Kimber look like a bargain.

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yeah, just a standing off hand shot is a noticable difference in steadiness....for me.

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I have a model 7 in 6mm...wood stock/blued older model. I love the gun, but when it comes to swinging an off hand shot it just isn't near as steady as my longer or heavier guns (Browning Abolt in .280 and a Ruger #1 in .270)...the ruger is about the same overall length but has more weight and a hard-to-define balance that just makes it so much sweeter and easier to keep the crosshairs on a running coyote, goat or deer. 

A tad nose-heavy promotes much better follow-through, at least it does for me.  I find a tad nose-heavy easier to hit with off-hand as well.

7 ISN'T 6 and it costs a fair amount of loot to lose that #.  To get enough metal machined away from a Model 7 to make a 6# all-up package you're gonna have to find a gunsmith with a big set of balls.  You'll also spend enough $$ to make the Kimber look like a bargain.

I completely agree.
The gun in that picture with the bolt, if it weighs .75 lbs, is 6.55 lbs.  Put the lightweight scope and mounts on there and you should be below 6.5 lbs.
Which is closer to 6 than 7.  Now your pickin on me and I am going to go cry in my coffee.

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 I have a model 7 in 300 RSAUM with the wood stock. I have a Leupold VX-III on it and it carries really well.  I agree with Pat's and Horsager that I shoot a little better off hand with a heavier and longer gun. However, I would rather haul my model 7 around with me all day in the badlands given the choice.

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iluvswnd Said:
 I have a model 7 in 300 RSAUM with the wood stock. I have a Leupold VX-III on it and it carries really well.  I agree with Pat's and Horsager that I shoot a little better off hand with a heavier and longer gun. However, I would rather haul my model 7 around with me all day in the badlands given the choice.

A guy can never have too many guns...

I didn't say and don't need "heavier" nor longer.  I need whatever weight is there to be cheated a bit more fore than aft.

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I completely agree.
The gun in that picture with the bolt, if it weighs .75 lbs, is 6.55 lbs.  Put the lightweight scope and mounts on there and you should be below 6.5 lbs.
Which is closer to 6 than 7.  

You're gettin' close.  Now fill it's belly and add a sling like you'd carry it on a hunt and tell me it doesn't weigh 7#.  You can even go to extra-low Talleys and a 4x33 Leupold, it's still gonna be 7# in the field.

Unless you've your own mill and don't count your time or tooling, you don't get under 7# all-up for under $1200.

You don't get under 6# all up for under $2K 'cept if you're buyin' ULA or NULA used.

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My dad switched to a model 7 in 7-08 (youth model?) with the walnut stock in his later years. The model 700 7mag was getting too heavy for his liking. I've witnessed first hand what that gun could do in capable hands. He ended up selling it to his buddy's wife. I wish I could have gotten my hands on it. The only down side was the short barrel. The last couple years the old man hunted, he had a golden ticket (shoot from the vehicle permit). Well, he let one rip through the passenger side window of the pickup. Luckily, he didn't break the windshield, but he said the dust was so bad in the cab he couldn't see anything let alone hear anything for a few hours. He learned his lesson that day and never did it again.

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My model seven 300 wsm synthetic with scope, mounts and sling weighs in right at 7.5 #. Balances nice and shoots well! Love it!!

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Thanks to all of you who have responded.After much research there are alot of nice compact rifles out there.  Thanks again

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Sorry for the detour on your thread.  Thought the other rem model 7 thread might help.

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huntemup Said:
Does anyone have the Model 7 in 308 and willing to share likes or dislikes Thanks

I don't own the 7 in 308.  I formed my opinion regarding the model seven on the 223, 243, and 7-08 that I do own though.  The Kimber is more betterer.

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I actually kicked around this same idea.  Looked at putting a Model 7 in a McMillan Edge and when I "weighed" all the factors I came to the conclusion that  the Kimber Montana was the way to go.

If one was to keep the Model 7 stock and not care about the extra 1 to 1 1/2 lbs. then for the money by all means go for it.  Nevertheless I do believe the Montana to be a better weapon....for what it's worth. 

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Hey Horsager, I have looked at Kimber and Remington and Browning.  Any thoughts or have you shot the Winchester 70 featherwieght and any thoughts on it.  Thanks

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huntemup Said:
Hey Horsager, I have looked at Kimber and Remington and Browning.  Any thoughts or have you shot the Winchester 70 featherwieght and any thoughts on it.  Thanks

I have a couple 70 featherweights, and have shot others. Not sure why it is called a featherweight, because weight wise it is not. Some have shot well, others not. My .270 is an ok shooter, but is stock. I have a .243 wssm for the wife and kids. Could not get good groups at all because of the trigger. Got the trigger tuned and down to 3 pounds and could not believe the groups I could then shoot. FWIW 70 featherweight has been my favorite rifle design since I was a kid. I too am looking at another featherweight and putting on a McMillan stock, or else the Kimber Montana in .270 or .308.

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hunttoride, I have looked at the kimber classic in 308 and it is a real nice rifle just hard to justify the money.  Have researched online and have seen reviews that the kimber has not always shot the best groups either.  Featherweight does seem on the heavy side I wwill agree. Always leaning towards Rem. Model 7 in 308

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huntemup Said:
Hey Horsager, I have looked at Kimber and Remington and Browning.  Any thoughts or have you shot the Winchester 70 featherwieght and any thoughts on it.  Thanks

1st of all, a featherweight, isn't.

Pretty darn hard to get a long action Fwt under 8# no matter what.  McMillan W/Edge technology won't get you there.


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hunttoride, I have looked at the kimber classic in 308 and it is a real nice rifle just hard to justify the money.  

It's worth the money.


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Have researched online and have seen reviews that the kimber has not always shot the best groups either.  

Shooting a light rifle takes a bit more concentration.  A trigger tune would be a must.

After all of that, I don't shoot anything better than I do my 270Win Fwt and that'd be the last of the bunch I'd get rid of.

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