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Win M70 300Win

Win M70 300Win
« on: August 01, 2018, 07:37:53 PM »
I had been looking for bottom metal, 3.6" mag box,short bolt stop and a follower to fit the long box for a rifle I bought off Gun Broker.
I found my parts over on 24hr Campfire and bought them.
The rifle and parts were delivered today.
The reason for the 3.6" mag box was so I could load Berger VLD bullets with out seating them deep. I may have to have the throat lengthened also but I need to find the chambers present OAL and I have to wait for my brass and dies to get here to do that.
But while I was waiting I decide to pull and clean the action and scrub the barrel. I also stoned the sear and trigger contact points and cut a turn off the sear spring to get a lighter trigger pull. I got it down to a clean crisp 3# pull.
While inspecting and cleaning the action and barrel I couldn't help notice almost no wear on any of the moving parts and the bluing wasn't worn off any where on it. This rifle looked almost brand new with a few scratches on the poly stock.
After the cleaning I started to reassemble the trigger group and place the barreled action into it's new stock, a Body's Brown laminated classic design which I had on hand and had installed pillars for use on a different rifle but never did.
Here's some before and after pictures.

TD

Re: Win M70 300Win
« Reply #1 on: August 01, 2018, 08:55:22 PM »
Great work and beautiful rig. Congratulations and hope it shoots as good as it looks.

Re: Win M70 300Win
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2018, 08:03:14 AM »
Thanks OldChet, I'm hope it shoots as good as it looks also but if it doesn't I have a donor frame to work with.
TD

Re: Win M70 300Win
« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2018, 09:18:03 AM »
Looks sharp. Congrats
Roger
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Re: Win M70 300Win
« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2018, 01:11:09 PM »
Nice work!
You cant catch a fish without a hook in the water....

Re: Win M70 300Win
« Reply #5 on: August 03, 2018, 07:03:08 AM »
Thanks for the comments everyone.
I had the stock from a previous project and it was an easy bolt on but the big deal was finding the mag box follower and bolt stop so I could load ammo loaded longer then SAAMI length to take advantage of the powder space in the casing and not compress the load.
I also stoned the sear and trigger engagement areas and trimmed the sear spring to lighten the trigger pull and make it crisper at 2.5lbs. ;D
TD

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Re: Win M70 300Win
« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2018, 07:59:46 AM »
That came out pretty nice !

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Re: Win M70 300Win
« Reply #7 on: August 04, 2018, 02:20:12 PM »
Great looking rig TD, congrats!!!  Let us know how it shoots.

Re: Win M70 300Win
« Reply #8 on: August 04, 2018, 02:41:01 PM »
Great looking rig TD, congrats!!!  Let us know how it shoots.
  +1 !   :)

Re: Win M70 300Win
« Reply #9 on: August 04, 2018, 07:51:03 PM »
Your rifle looks really nice, good luck with it.
Nothing is better than a Weatherby, big bore magnum, or a Colt.

Re: Win M70 300Win
« Reply #10 on: August 05, 2018, 06:44:38 AM »
Thanks everyone for the kind words. I'm very happy with it since it was in like new condition when I got it and doesn't seem to have been shot much.
Got my dies and brass yesterday and loaded some mild loads to fire form the brass to get a H2O capacity for adjusting my load data.
TD

Re: Win M70 300Win
« Reply #11 on: August 06, 2018, 05:40:06 PM »
Do you have a bullet in mind that you want to load?  I have a load for the 180 grain Nosler Partitions.  With this load I can interchange the Ballistic Tips and have the same point of impact out of my Dad's Sako Deluxe. 
Nothing is better than a Weatherby, big bore magnum, or a Colt.

Re: Win M70 300Win
« Reply #12 on: August 06, 2018, 07:28:18 PM »
Do you have a bullet in mind that you want to load?  I have a load for the 180 grain Nosler Partitions.  With this load I can interchange the Ballistic Tips and have the same point of impact out of my Dad's Sako Deluxe.
I have a pile of different 165gr and some Hornady 180gr. Right now I just plan on playing round with it to get use to it and learn it's habits and then I'll get busy and work up a serious load for hunting.
You can PM me the load data I'm always looking for loads that work.
TD