New acqusition/retiring an old friend

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  1. 30winmag

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    I finally decided to retire my admittedly old and tired Savage 110 combo which I bought at my local Coast To Coast back in 1991. It has accounted for many deer and associated varmits over the years but I thought it was time to give the old girl a rest and see about upgrading a bit.
    So my new darling is a Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather SS in 300 WSM. Toting a Zeiss Conquest 2X9 on Warne rings and bases. Bell & Carlson stock Pachmyer (sic) recoil pad. I picked the WSM because it has decent performance for a "magnum" downrange and is forgiving on the back end. Also, a .30 cal rifle just has so many options for reloading. I'm still breaking in the barrel, but holy hole in a doughnut Batman, it sure is doing well so far! Using 150gr SPBT and minimum powder charge, since I'm also making one fired brass.
    Feel free to comment in one way or another, I'm working on getting a glamor pic posted.;)
     
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    Well it's breaking in, but it shoots better than me I suspect! The groups just keep tightening up.Thanks for stopping by!
     
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    Congrats on the new addition!
     

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    How about a picture of the new girlfriend!
     

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    Sounds like you have a good one.
     

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    +1
     
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    +2!!

    Wait, are still talking about the gun? I may be confused...:sneaky:
     
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    Old guns never retire, they just provide memories, not meat.
     

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    Thanks! it was a bit of a struggle to find it.
     

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    There you are! Sorry, old girlfriend took the picture and it includes our house cricket killer and his bunny.;)
     

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    Well working on making once-fired brass and breaking in the barrel with new brass and reject bullets I shot a .485 3 shot at 100. Really, the rifle is better than me!
     

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    Well, I have a niece who may bring the old girl back out in a few years. But I agree, lots of memories there. I also need to get my pride buck officially measured, It may have brought down a Booner!
     
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