View Full Version : Ultra-light hunting rifle on Model 7 action... caliber suggestions.

08-31-2009, 3:45 PM
Hey guys, im looking to build myself an ultra light hunting rifle. I have a remington model 7 action that I want to use but had some questions. I plan on using this rifle for hunting mountain goats in alaska and therefore minimal weight with sufficient knockdown power is the end goal. My question is, what is the largest/ most powerful caliber I can get to work with the model 7 action (.473 boltface, short action)? I will be building/ smithing this rifle myself and am an experienced reloader so I am not limited to factory available ammo and chamberings. What do you guys think?