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.30-06 question

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by chickenfried, Sep 9, 2004.

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  1. chickenfried

    chickenfried Member

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    Boy glad you guys are back. Got my first bolt action a couple days ago. It's a winchester model 70 made in 1946. I was wonderin' is there anything I need to worry about with an an older gun in .30-06. Such as not shooting some of the heavier bullets? Sounds kinda like a rube question but I thought it better to ask than assume. Just finished cleaning it, about to take it to a smith to get the headspace checked, any other services I should get? Thanks guys.

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  2. Delmar

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    Seeing as the rifle is used, you might want to have a competent smitty check it out for headspace and a general going over just to see if a previous owner hot rodded a bunch of loads through it.
    You should not have to worry about shooting heavier bullets out of it at all-pretty much anything made to SAAMI specs is going to work just fine.
    Otherwise, thats one good lookin rifle!
     
  3. Vern Humphrey

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    My model 70 was made in 1939, and I shoot whatever I want in it. It doesn't need to be babied. It's a very strong rifle, made with good materials and great workmanship.
     
  4. Jim Watson

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    Mine was made in 1942, a heavy barrel Target model.
    I am setting it up for Long Range F-class and am shooting heavy bullets over good stout powder charges for the distances. No problems and excellent accuracy. I would like to surprise some of the guys with stainless and plastic but I don't have the experience. But I will have fun.

    That is a fine looking piece of tigertail but the contour at the bolt stop looks strange. Is it a custom stock? Looks like it.

    What are the scope and mounts? They are not ordinary, but the picture is not good enough on my monitor to identify.
     
  5. chickenfried

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    Thanks for the compliments and info guys. Here's a better pic of the scope and mount. The scope's a 4X Unertl Hawk, not sure what type of mount. The thing I don't like about the scope is the reticle is very fine(thin).
     
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  6. H&Hhunter

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    That Model 70 is making me all sweaty and weak.....Wow what a beatifull rifle. It should handle anything you want to shot out of it.
     
  7. ReadyontheRight

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    Beautiful rifle. Enjoy!
     
  8. priv8ter

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    Ooooo

    Now, That is some pretty looking wood...:D

    Synthetics may be light, but they'll never be pretty.

    greg
     
  9. Zorro

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    Nice Rifle.

    I would be willing to relive you of your Agony of owning it for $400. :D
     
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