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Barreled action accuracy check??

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by Bull Nutria, Feb 17, 2012.

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  1. Bull Nutria

    Bull Nutria Member

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    My friend inherited a barreled 1903 springfield action in 25.06. the action has not been fit to a stock yet. Barrel is stamped Choate--25-06

    is there anyway to check the accuracy of this barrel before he spends a bundle on getting the stock inleted,finished, glass bedded and an adjustable trigger installed??

    Bull
     
  2. LeonCarr

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    Does it have a scope or optics on it? If so, there should be some kinda way to fashion a machine rest type thing to shoot it for accuracy.

    Just my .02,
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  3. rcmodel

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    I used to keep an old cut-down military 98 Mauser & 03 Springfield stock around for such testing, but they are long gone now.

    If you have a way to mount a scope on it?
    Check with the gunsmith you PM'd me about and see if he might have a loner 03 stock he could let you use.

    Or, you might be able to find a cheap take-off stock at a gunshow.

    rc
     
  4. Bull Nutria

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    it has a one piece leupold base mounted on the action! I'll look for a take off springfield stock before we spend any serious money on htat old barreled action.

    thanks again for your thoughtful suggestions RC!!


    Bull
     
  5. Old Dog Man

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    Check the serial no. on it before you spend any money on it. If it fall below ( I can't remember where they start I think around 800,000 ) but not sure on that. I don't have my reference book ( packed away ) but the low serial no's were not heat treated properly and reportedely would break like glass. Good luck. Al
     
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