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I was wondering if it was possible to rechamber thr 7.5 swiss to a more common round? i've seen praise for the rifle but the ammo is a little harder to get. would that be a viable option or is it just a waste of money?
Has anyone done this already? thanks for any info

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If you look here:

http://swissriflewebsite.com/FAQ.htm

and go down to the question of converting to .308 I think you'll get your answer.

You can get the non-corrosive and berdan primed "match" ammo for $.39 a round and in bulk for $.35 a round. I can attest to it's accuracy.

You can get boxer primed Portugese made ammo for about $.60 a round.

Not as cheap as other milsurp ammo but these rifles will hold their own with any milsurp rifle around and for the time being they are inexpensive.
 

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Badgerben:
Depends on which model rifle you've got.
The older '89's can't take high pressure, but I've got one thats been rechambered to .30-30.
A simple chamber reaming, and a filler- block in the mag. is all it took.
I DO have to set my sights at 400yd. to shoot at 100, but the old girl speaks a lot more than she would otherwise.
 

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7.5 Swiss

badgerben: why go through the trouble? There are firms out there producing the 7.5 Swiss cartridge and another new one just started making the brass cases for that caliber. I used to handload that caliber a number of years ago and wouldn't both going down scale to the 308. The 7.5 is a 308 bore and will do as well or better than the 308. I had a lot of fun reloading for that straight pull bolt and the reloads were very accurate. I would use that rifle/cartridge combination before I would go to the 308. Heck, save yourself the money and stock up on brass - since it has a common 308 bore diameter you will be in fine shape. Just my 2 cents wroth here. Mikey.
 
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