Removable box magazine for Winchester 70?


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BrokenPaw
December 4, 2003, 12:20 PM
I have a Winchester Model 70 chambered in 7mm Rem. Mag. I love the gun, except for one thing: unloading it is a pain. There are two basic options for unloading it, AFAICT: cycle the bolt and extract each round individually (which is non-optimal), or open the hinged floorplate, whereupon the remaining rounds leap out of the gun and hide under any available cover (which goes beyond 'non-optimal' and straight into 'pessimal').

Is it possible to modify such a critter to take a detachable box magazine, so that unloading is as straighforward as with any other removable-mag gun?

-BP

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Brian Williams
December 4, 2003, 01:30 PM
The only removable mag conversion that I know of is a trip back to Winchester and they will do it only if the rifle is a full sized gun, they would not do my Classic Compact but would do a Classic. Pricey

There are a few for Remington in Brownells but not for Win.

BrokenPaw
December 4, 2003, 04:18 PM
Perfessr,

Ok. Thank you for the info. That's...well, unfortunate. :(

-BP

Andrew Wyatt
December 4, 2003, 04:19 PM
do what i do.


flip the gun over into its back. open the floorplate. move it out of the way.

put hand over opening to catch rounds. invert gun.

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