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7.5x55 Swiss in a modern bolt?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by dvdcrr, Oct 31, 2014.

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  1. dvdcrr

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    Has anyone custom chambered a modern bolt like a rem 700 in 7.5x55? I was looking at the case and it looks like it has a slight capacity advantage over 308. In a modern strong action it should be able to withstand higher pressure and perform well. What about necking this case up or down?
     
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    I'm sure they have. I know ruger at one point made their number 1 single shot rifles in 7.5 swiss.
     
  3. Carolina Kalash

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    Only old military round that I know of in a Sporting Bolt rifle (aside from .30-06) is 6.5x55 SE and even then alot of those are european, like CZ, SAKO, etc.
     
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    CZ and Ruger have both made 7.5x55 bolt action guns in the past.
     
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    Just looked at gunbroker, only guns I saw in 7.5 Swiss were Schmidt-Rubin variants
     
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    New k31s may be purchased from Haemmerli in 7.5x55, .308, 30-06 and 300 Winmag. That tells you something about the receiver.
    Elmig/Greuniger makes competition rifles in 7.5x55..... and of course, Blaser.

    Forgot to mention that any .308 cartridge generates more pressure than the 7.5x55
     
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    Intresting, was thinking about getting a bolt rifle in one of those calibers...
     
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    WA2000 was in 7.5x55, too, if you have the coin :p. My STGW57 is also a sweet shooter, but not really designed for ordinary humans, but rather 8ft teutonic monsters.

    I am thinking of having my Remington 1902 rollingblock done in x55, since Swiss operates at modest pressures, not unlike 7mm. Swiss basically does the same thing as 30-06 at considerably less pressure (and bolt thrust, if memory serves)

    TCB
     
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    those blasers look pretty interesting... I really like that R8, couldn't populate any price tags though, anyone know the average going rate?
     
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    Way too much.
     
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