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Old 01-05-2009, 09:19 PM   #11
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Hey, you won't get an arguement from me on that - but I am not a hunter of four legged game, except the occassional coyote trip.

I was merely offering a view from around the shop....

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Hey, you won't get an arguement from me on that - but I am not a hunter of four legged game, except the occassional coyote trip.

I was merely offering a view from around the shop....

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Long pork is a much different story. That's a dangerous animal and should be shot from the greatest distance possible, especially if they know they're being hunted. They tend to get pretty aggressive when they know the hunt is on.

Again though, .308 is all you need for all but the longest shots.
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My first centerfire rifle purchased in 1952 was a Winchester Mdl 70 270 Win. I still have it. That old 270 has shot pronghorn, mule deer, elk, smaller game and varmints. Most with 100, 130, and 150 Gr hand loaded bullets. Over the years I have try out various brands and modlels of rifles and cartriges. Last week I inspected the new Winchester Mdl 70. If I were to get a new big game hunting rifle it would be the new Mdl 70 30-06 caliber. Id put a Leupold 3-9 X scope on it. The 06 round will take any big game in the USA , ammo can be found in about any small town store, and there are bunches of reloading supplies for the 06 round.-- I have never had a miss fire with my old 270 Win and it will still shoot under two inch 100 yard groups..

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Tuck2 - That there is a Pre-64 TRADITIONAL Winchester action and is HIGHLY valued in the custom rifle build market. IF you were to ever think about selling it to upgrade, make sure you talk to me first.

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Thanks for all the help and advice everyone.
As to why I am picking the 300 wsm well I already have a Ruger M77 in 270 win, an AR in .223 as well as a few .22 LRs.
I agree with many of you that the 270 is a great hunting round for North America and it has served me and my grandfather who gave it to me well. If I did not already have a 270 that’s what I would be getting, but since I have one I want something a bit different. I feel the 308 and the 30-06 are both very close to the 270 and I would be adding a gun to my collection too similar to what I already have.
As to it being too powerful I am interested in finding that out for myself, I have talked to many people that both think it is the perfect elk caliber and many that think it is too much, I will let you all know what I think after a hunting trip or two. And I know they kick a bit but recoil has never bothered me too much.

I will post some pics once I get it

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Tuck2 - That there is a Pre-64 TRADITIONAL Winchester action and is HIGHLY valued in the custom rifle build market. IF you were to ever think about selling it to upgrade, make sure you talk to me first.

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If I were to build a "tactical" rifle, it would be out of an old pre-64 Model 70. My dad's is a tack driver. Even with open sights, the bullet goes exactly where you point it.
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If I were to build a "tactical" rifle, it would be out of an old pre-64 Model 70. My dad's is a tack driver. Even with open sights, the bullet goes exactly where you point it.
You seen mine in the Projects section? That's a pre-64 as well. Great action. Tough on tooling though... LOL

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This appears to say Model 7000 and the picture is labeled 700 style action.

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That's the OTHER project for a "tactical" platform that I am currently building....

This One is the one that I already built.

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The Pre-64 stye Model 70 action is the greatest action out there. If you put a Rem 700 and a win model 70 in front of me I would grab the 70 in a heart beat and that says a lot just ask Dillinger about how much of a rabid 700 fan I am.

My dad has a real pre 64 model 70 SUPER GRADE in 220 swift. That friggin rifle will not shoot anything larger that .3" 5 shot 100 yard groups. the wood is just friggin fabulous the lines and the shear beauty of the action is top notch. The trigger will make you want a Jewell because that is the only thing that is as good as a old pre 64 trigger.

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