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Old 05-03-2021, 03:05 PM
adh2 adh2 is offline
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Tennessee
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7x57 Mauser for me...classic.
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Old 05-08-2021, 10:38 PM
paf1963 paf1963 is offline
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Ventura, CA
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Built one in 7mm-08 a year back (got the barrel from a friend that works in a gun shop). It was taken off a garand since the owner wanted a rifle in 30-06. I am sorry to say I have not shot it yet! Bought another barrel from Criterion last year in 6.5 X 55. I hope to build that one in the near future.
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Old 05-10-2021, 10:39 AM
Garandimal Garandimal is offline
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Originally Posted by adh2 View Post
If you were to barrel a M1 in 7mm, would you choose 7x57 Mauser or 7mm-08?
.270 Winchester.

(But am eye-ballin' a 6.5x55mm.)

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Old 05-10-2021, 09:16 PM
TomD999 TomD999 is offline
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Location: Fabulous Manchvegas NH
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Why 7mm, why not 6.5mm? Better BC #'s and larger bullet selection with much more weights available as match class projectiles.

if you're going with a 308 length case, I would look at the 260 Remington, it's 308 Win based so in a pinch, you can make it almost as easy as 7mm-08.

With a 6.5mm bore, you could also run my favorite cartridge, the 6.5x55 SE. You would need to use US made brass as they have the .473 rim diameter vs the European cases which have a 12.2MM/.481 diameter.

If you're sticking with the '06 length, I would look seriously at the 6.5mm-'06. It's not a factory loading but easily made by necking up 25-06/270 cases or necking down .30-'06.

My 2 cents, no actual value.... :-)
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