I want to use this rifle but I just don't have a need for a 7mm! Here is the deal, my dad gave me a 7mm RM when he left AK and retired to south Alabama. It was his rifle and I will never get rid of it but I honestly have 0 use for it. I already have a 270WSM, 308 and 325WSM so something heavier would be nice. The rifle is a 1970 something(?) Ruger M77 with tang safety.
I don't want to spend a fortune on it but I would love to punch it up to something in the .40 range and preferably not a belted cartridge. I was thinking 404 Dakota but I don't know if that would be reasonable. I guess at this time I am just curious what options are out there, I am thinking about a rebarrel, trigger job and a complete black ice coating.
Is there anything that the 7mm could be reamed/rebored to that would be fun and cheaper option?