Savage 7 mag swap barrel to 30-06 family


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razorback2003
January 17, 2013, 08:22 PM
How hard is it to change the caliber of a late 90's Savage 7 mag to 30-06 or 270? Does it just involve changing the barrel and the bolt head? I have found factory blued barrels for 85 bucks. That doesn't seem like a bad deal.

I thought it might be nice to be set up especially for 30-06 because it is cheaper and you can get surplus ammo.

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TNBilly
January 18, 2013, 12:48 AM
barrel, bolthead and you may have to make "adjustments" or replace magazine parts.

jmr40
January 18, 2013, 07:26 AM
You'll have to change a lot more than the barrel. It could be done, but I think you'd be better off selling or trading rather than trying to convert the rifle you have.

ironworkerwill
January 18, 2013, 10:17 AM
TNbilly is right on.

Gtscotty
January 18, 2013, 11:56 AM
TNbilly is right, on a savage you'll have to swap the barrel and bolt head (both easy), some of the WSMs had a larger barrel shank, but that shouldn't be an issue with the conversion you're proposing. You might also need to adjust your magazine or rails, but I doubt it.

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