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Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: new 700 7mm mag
« on: September 25, 2016, 01:59:31 PM »
update....  This does that!  All day long!!!

congrats, you have a lot of good stuff going on!!!

With all due respect to the late Jack O'Connor.... what do you all think the hunting limits are of the venerable 270 Win.?  Obviously deer are a no brainer, but how big can you get?  I know an old Adirondack guide I knew a few years back hunted Maine moose and shot two with a 270 Win.  I always thought that was asking a lot from that round. 

Happy Sunday y'all! I have to preface the topic that way, because sometimes I think when we discuss non Weatherby firearms some folks get objectionable.  Although I will ask for a pass on the because it's about a semi-auto centerfire (not a black gun either).  This is one of the few online forums that is worth its weight in salt so I figured I'd put this out there.....

My local shop cals me a week ago, he's got a 1970 Mk I, Grade II 30-06. Rifle is 95% plus. I am a sucker for old BAR's.  This will be my second Mk I.   Has Leopold B & R installed, and old Bushnell scope which is destined for the trash. I will replace with a Leopold. The original magazine is in the rifle (glad its there but I have plenty of spares as well). It has one speck of rest, not through the steel, on the forward part of the receiver where the barrel threads in on the left side of the slab. It's smaller than a rifle primer in diameter, and I know I can cold blued it out. The scroll engraving on the receiver slabs are still sharp. The action cycles well, feeds, extracts and ejects with authority (snappers only at this point). The rifling is deep and sharp with no muzzle wear and the wood is perfect. He let me get my hands on it for $700. I'd estimate round count as being no more than a couple of hundred in it lifetime.  Naturally I jumped at it. Similar guns on line in that shape are all north of $1,000. This will make #2 in the collection of Mk I's, the other is a 1968 Grade 1. I should have her home this week coming. I just need to make time to get there.

I will replace the action spring and buffer just cause they are 40 plus years old. That's been ordered from gunparts.com already. I have been hearing that in these old late 60's early 70's Mk I's Browning chromed the piston but not the gas cylinder and that can become a fail point in some guns. Most guy's from, what I hear wrap oiled fine (000) steel wool or emory cloths around around a wood dowel and use that to pull any grit and early rough spots out of the cylinder. Some guys use Flitz compound on patches and polish with that, then flush it out with a good solvent like #9. That all makes sense and I will do that the next time I have my Mk I's apart.

My question is after I do that, what can I use to condition the steel inside the cylinder? Is a light oil or a teflon infused gun oil okay (Hopes T3 Elite)? My guess is that it has to withstand high temperatures without gumming up. Would a gun grease work inside the cylinder? Again, I'm looking to help preserve and condition the metal. Thoughts and wisdom always appreciated.

This isn't our father country anymore for sure.... anywhere you need to worry about putting a NRA sticker on your truck and it being vandalized..... What have we become as a nation?  As far as the bear and the spear.  Its the bad apple and barrel story.  We are all one idiot away from from loosing something.  Sad comment on the world on both ends.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Tusky Sucker
« on: August 21, 2016, 03:32:19 AM »
he's nice, where did he come from?

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Dad's old 7400
« on: August 21, 2016, 03:31:44 AM »
BlackBear3 that's awful.  I am sorry for that. 

I did try the Remington Owners forum, all I got was an "IDK" from the moderator who seems to be the same moderator on the Browning Owners Forum.  Some guys have lots of time on their hands!   I think I will seek out the tensioning kit/screw and see if I can get my hands on one.  Its loose and will only get looser until something breaks if I use it this way.  Therese lots of fast moving metal under tension above that thin piece of wood.  If I over tighten the screw too much in the from the sling swivel won't move, which tells me something is off in the tip of the forend. 

Thanks all I do appreciate it, and this is only forum for shooters and hunters worth its weight in salt on the internet.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Ozonics
« on: August 16, 2016, 05:04:34 AM »
I have not, seems a bit too tech for the ladder stand for me.  I'll just cover scents and play the wind.

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: Dad's old 7400
« on: August 15, 2016, 07:53:57 PM »
thanks fellas. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Re: new 700 7mm mag
« on: August 15, 2016, 07:52:12 PM »
fair enough, I should take her for a spin and see how it goes first. 

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / new 700 7mm mag
« on: August 15, 2016, 07:11:46 AM »
Just a quick question.  I've glass bedded actions before and its a bit labor intensive although the pay off is worth it.  I was thinking about just pillar bedding the 700 BDL I just got.  Ernie the Gunsmith online has a set of pillars pre fit for 700's (or so the website says).  Anything really difficult to install these?  I'm guessing just overbore the actions holes however much needed to set the pillars.  Seat the pillars with 2 part epoxy and let dry, then in a day or two put the thing back together.  Am I over simplifying this?   

Around the Campfire (General Discussion) / Dad's old 7400
« on: August 15, 2016, 07:07:09 AM »
My Dad who is now in the happy hunting ground, only used iron sights until his eyes went.  In fact he hunted the vast majority of the time with a 1903 Springfield that made its way back from the European Theatre of Operations with him in 1945,.... somehow!!!!  Anyways as he got older in about 1985 he treated himself to a Remmy 7400 in 30-06 that he bought at JC Penny of all places. He put a 4x Weaver on it and got used to using glass. That rifle served him well until his knees went and he stopped hunting in the late 1990's.  I have the 7400 now and I guess, over time, the forend wood dried out more and more.  Now it seems to have developed a bit of wiggle where it mates up with the action.  Other than annoying me it doesn't affect the performance.  I don't know what can be done about it.  For a semi the thing will cold barrel group 1.5"s for about four shots (with only 180 grain ammo) then it gets really messy!  It would be nice to fix this issue if possible.  Any ideas appreciated. 

Thanks Zonie.  I am all set with the Leopold on this baby.  I have a couple of Monarch UCC's with that Nikon BDC (one on a custom shop 700 and another on a SubMOA Vanny S1).  Got two Nikon Omega BDC scopes on my TC muzzle loaders.  Got a P223 on my vote rifle and another on an 835 slug gun for my county's firearms deer season annual cluster f&^k.  They nice just a bit busy.  Honestly my favorite BDC is the Burris Ballistic Plex.  Cleans lines. The Leopold with the mil dot type holds is a good second.  I'd put the Nikon bubbles at third.  But I do have a lot of experience with their scopes.  Clear and great light gatherers.  Just a busy BDC. 

this actually looks pretty respectable. 


thanks fits and feels good.  Now just gotta get this weather to break and I'll take to the range.  Like the looks on the iron on it, even scoped. 

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