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7mm Rolling Block ammo?

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I have an old 7mm Rolling Block. It is a bit of a beater but it headspaces properly which is unusual for these I guess and the barrel is good. I have some surplus Chilean and Kynoch 7mm Mauser ammo. Is this safe to shoot in this rifle? If not what is safe? Thanks.
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Hard to say what is safe in your rifle without seeing it and handling it.

How did you check the head space?

I have three original 7mm Rolling blocks and each one is different.

The one that looks the most correct is actually the least correct.

Bubba took a drill to the chamber back in the 50's or 60's when sporterizing Rolling Blocks was a topic in every other issue of "The American Rifleman".

This particular Rollingblock could chamber 7mm Magnum, but I would never shoot it that way.

I suspect it was never shot by the individual who did the bad work regardless.

I purchased that rifle at an online auction.

I had to remove the barrel and cut it down and re-chamber it.

The other 7mm rollingblocks that I have will not chamber modern 7mm ammo because the chambers are too short.

I love rolling blocks, but to be safe; you always need to cast the chamber.

If you want a plinker that is less labor intensive, send me a PM and tell me what you are looking for.

I may have the trading stock you are looking for.

Semper Fi,
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