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Savage 7 mag swap barrel to 30-06 family

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by razorback2003, Jan 17, 2013.

  1. razorback2003

    razorback2003 Well-Known Member

    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.
  2. TNBilly

    TNBilly Well-Known Member

    barrel, bolthead and you may have to make "adjustments" or replace magazine parts.
  3. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    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.
  4. ironworkerwill

    ironworkerwill Well-Known Member

    TNbilly is right on.
  5. Gtscotty

    Gtscotty Well-Known Member

    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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