Winchester 70 7mm Mag to 416 Ruger

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  1. TOBY458

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    Or you removed the spacer in the magazine. But, it could probably be trimmed
     

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    I found one. A LH M70 Classic in 416 Rem. Not easy to find especially LH. They are very muzzle heavy IMO . We had our gunsmith cut the barrel down to 22" and Cerakote everything but the bolt (which was so nicely jeweled we couldn't get ourselves to). It's wearing a Leupold 1.5-5x now on Cerakoted Talley QR rings.

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    Well....believe it, or not. I ran across a Ruger Alaskan in 416 Ruger today. Came with a Trijjicon TR24 Accupoint 1-4×24 scope. Found it in a gun store in Georgia if you can believe that! They gave me a great deal on it, so I picked it up. Going to sell the scope and 30mm Ruger rings. I have a Leupold 1-5×20 ready to mount when I get some 1" rings. So, I guess if this rifle shoots well, I'll scrap the 416 Taylor project.
     

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    Nice find and good plan! congrats
     
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    Well, shouldn't be any questions about this one feeding correctly! Good score
     
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    After I sold the scope and rings, I ended up with only $400 in the rifle. So, if it shoots well, I did get a great deal!
     

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    :eek: wow! That IS a killer deal
     
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    I got in some 416 Taylor dies today and made up some dummy rounds using 458 Win mag brass. Loaded them with Nosler 400 grain Partitions. Guess what? They feed like butter! Just as slick as it feeds the 7mm Mag. If I did decide to go through with this project, It would make a very nice rifle!
     
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    Awesome news!
     

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