Winchester 70 Stainless Rifle Find

Discussion in 'Up To .375' started by TOBY458, Dec 7, 2018.

  1. sestoppelman

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    My ONLY concern would be that the hole up front may promote erosion over time, but it would probably take lots of shooting, and as you point out: worst case scenario, cut the barrel back behind it and recrown. In fact being a bit analo_Oo_O about such things, I would have already done so:eek::eek::D. The loss of an inch or so wont make any real world difference if it comes to that. Good score.
     
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    Yes I agree. But it shoots so well as it is, I hate to mess with it. I would think that it would take hundreds of rounds for any erosion to take place, and I just don't target practice that much to be honest. Also, I have so many other deer rifles, I have to alternate from year to year just to use them all. Lol!
     
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    And, the first $750 that comes along will probably take it anyway. Haha!
     
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    If you really want to have some fun.... ream it out to 7x300 Win Mag! You'll get STW numbers with less powder and easy to find brass
     
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    The deer I hunt in Georgia are rarely over 300 yards, and most often less than 200. Just about all even semi flat shooting rifles are way more than I usually need. Heck, I shot three of my deer this year with a 300 Blackout. So, the 7mm Rem is more than I need already! I bet that 7mmx300 is a barn burner though!
     

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    I have parts for a 300 BO but i think i'm going to sell it all and go after a 300 Ham'R. My deer tend to be a little bigger and farther away in CO ;)

    The 7x300 is pretty close to the 7mm Mashburn, which is what remington SHOULD have built in the first place
     

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