Quantcast
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Convert Savage 7 mag to 25-06 or 270

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by razorback2003, Dec 10, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. razorback2003

    razorback2003 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,231
    How hard is it to convert a mid 90's pre accutrigger plain wood Savage 110 7 mag to a 25-06 or 270 with hopefully a factory 24 inch barrel? The gun now has a 24 inch barrel and I think that is the best length especially for a 25-06. Does this just involve swapping the barrel and the bolt head? The gun has a blind magazine. Would I also have to switch the internal magazine out to fit 30-06 based cartridges or will the 7 mag/300 win mag internal mag work?

    I'm just trying to figure out how expensive this process is and if it is worth it for a basic 110 Savage.
     
  2. rcmodel

    rcmodel Member in memoriam

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2007
    Messages:
    59,082
    Location:
    Eastern KS
    Yes to all of the above.

    Bolt head, barrel, magazine box, and follower & spring.

    There are three magazine box lengths

    Short action, Standard, and Magnum.

    Bolt head is about $30, box about $9, follower & spring about $8, and barrel whatever you want to pay for one depending on quality.

    rc
     
  3. hardluk1

    hardluk1 member

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2009
    Messages:
    4,405
    Location:
    nc mountains
    Cheaper to sell your and buy another or reberrel 7mm rm and learn to handload if softer shooting loads are wanted. Even a loads with a 120gr nbt are easy shooters and heck on deer at long range.
     
  4. RPRNY

    RPRNY Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    2,337
    Location:
    Front Range, CO
  5. razorback2003

    razorback2003 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 24, 2008
    Messages:
    1,231
    Hardluk,

    Are you having pretty good like with the Barnes 120 grain loads? I have a press, just don't have 7 mag dies. I have shot the managed recoil 7 mag loads from Remington and they are pretty pleasant to shoot on a bench.

    I would like to put a Basix or Timney trigger on this rifle, a good Deccelerator or Limbsaver recoil pad, and a good Nikon scope. It has a Bushnell Scopechief that is not that great of a scope. The stock is plain wood but it is ok for hunting.

    This is one accurate rifle. Even with the heavy factory trigger and the cheap Bushnell scope, it will shoot 3 shots within an inch at 100 yds with 150 grain Remington core lokt ammo.
     
  6. adelbridge

    adelbridge Member

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2012
    Messages:
    1,107
    Location:
    Texas
    I have a muzzle brake on my 7mag and it shoots like a .308 with no added noise (to me). Shouldnt be more than a couple hundred bucks but probably less to get one threaded on.
     
  7. lefteyedom

    lefteyedom Member

    Joined:
    Mar 18, 2006
    Messages:
    753
    Location:
    Virginia
    I have swapped four barrels on to my 110J over the years, currently it is 7-08. My 116 is a two barrel swap rifle 300 and 338 win mags. The Model 10 is going to get a 1/9 barrel to go along with the 1/12 223 barrel it now has.

    Savage bolts are very easy to convert. It is not like having to open up a Mauser or a Remington. I have converted them both ways, though picking up a second bolt is not a bad ideal if you want to swap between Magnum or standard cartridge regularly.

    It is a ten minute job if you have quick release scope rings, a Savage nut wrench, barrel vise, and the go, no-go gauges,
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page