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Who's shootin' a "tactical .30-'06"?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Buckskinner, May 9, 2006.

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  1. Buckskinner

    Buckskinner Member

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    I see all the LTR's, PSS's, etc., but I want to see "tactical" long range precision rifles in .30''06.

    And your Model 1903 doesn't count!;)
     
  2. Freddymac

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    I used to

    About 4 years ago in a state far, far away... Ok enough with the cheesy references. But seriously, I used to shoot a Modified Rem mod 700 in 30-06 with the whole "designated marksman", borderline mall-ninja, deal going on. It was a great rifle. Accurate as hell, 3 shot clover leafs of the .5 moa were the norm with hand loads. And that was with me shooting it, who knows what someone with a good pair of eyes could do. But then I got a bad case of "magnumtitus", sold the '06 for a 300 win mag of similar persuasion, shot it for a summer and then traded it and some $, well a little more than some $, for a Sako TRG 22, and never looked back. That is more the rifle than the cartridge, though. I still love the 30-06, but now relegate it to hunting.
     
  3. Vern Humphrey

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    How about my M1?:neener:
     
  4. ID_shooting

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    I love the flexablity of 30-06 and really wished somone made a bolt action heavy barreled version. I would buy one NOW! After much searching, the only one I found that wasn't a custom build was a TC Encore.

    You find a maker, let me know.
     
  5. MechAg94

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    I have an M1 Garand with a sling and a 10" bayonet. For an M1, you might have to count ammo bandoliers as accessories. Might need to get a 3-point sling. :)

    The best would be a BAR with bipod and stuff. As long as I didn't have to carry it very far.

    I hate to ask, but does anyone make a tacticool synthetic stock for a Garand?

    I guess you are looking for long range stuff though. Oh well.
     
  6. Buckskinner

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    I knew someone was gonna say M1!

    that's my choice too, especially after I stuck a scout mount and burris scout scope on it.

    but I mean for long range, mildot reticle type stuff. snipercountry.com stuff...

    as far as heavy barrel, I'm pretty sure any smith worth their salt can put a heavy barrel together for me. considering doing that on a bubba'd '03 action, but I'd want to go .338-'06 if I rebarreled...
     
  7. 648E

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    Not very tactical but that's what the 10/22 is for!

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  8. Longbow

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    Savage?

    EDITED: Nope! They don't make one. :(
     
  9. mustanger98

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    Synthetic stock for M1 Garand

    As I understand it, Ramline makes one and DPMS used to.

    I've seen some T26 ("Tanker") builds that included a picatinny rail in place of the rear handguard for forward mounting of scopes and red-dots and Eotechs and such. While I wouldn't mind a T26 build- depending on the smith's abilities and knowledge- I wouldn't do the picatinny rail thing. That's just me.

    I'd just get one of the woodless Danes from CMP and drop it into a Ramline. Ahhh, I might put on a picatinny in place of the Ramline's rear handguard, but it's not my first thought.
     
  10. kennyboy

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    Winchester makes a heavy barreled .30-06.
     
  11. bernie

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    I did not think Winchester was making much of anything anymore.
     
  12. ID_shooting

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    "Winchester makes a heavy barreled .30-06."

    Got a link? I just looked through their site and didn't see one.
     
  13. MachIVshooter

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    I have a parkerized 700 ADL dressed in a Chaote ultimate sniper stock with a 3-9x 40mm mil-dot and a stubby harris bi-pod. I took the trigger down to 1 lb. 9 oz. It is quite accurate and pleasant to shoot prone, considering the sporting weight barrel. The Choate stock did add some weight to the package.
     
  14. USSR

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    Buckskinner,

    About 6 years ago, I had Jack Krieger build me a LR Tactical Rifle in .30-06. I basically sent all the parts to Jack, and had him chamber and install one of his fine barrels, as well as pillar bed the stock. I had him return the rifle to me "in the white", and I applied the baked-on teflon/moly finish myself. Here is what the rifle consists of:

    Winchester M70 pushfeed action
    26" SS Krieger fluted #10 MTU contour barrel
    McMillan A-2 stock
    Williams one-piece steel bottom metal
    Jewell trigger
    Tubbs Speed Lock firing pin & spring
    Badger 20MOA base and rings
    Leupold 6.5-20x50 M1 mildot scope

    My present load consists of:

    Lapua brass
    Fed 210M primer
    Sierra 190gr Matchking bullet
    60.7gr RL22 powder
    velocity of 2875fps
    takes 30MOA to reach 1k

    [​IMG]

    Don
     
  15. Buckskinner

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    THat's what I"m talking about!

    Nice set up...
    Was that a classic M70 or pre-64 action, and why choose that action?

    My Sendero was similar, but shot a 190gr projectile over 72gr RL22, which gives you about 100 rounds per lb/powder.

    61 grs fill up a case? Do you use filler?
     
  16. ID_shooting

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    Sure, having a custom cun is easy, but would prefer a factory heavy barrel gun. It is my recolection that Savage did build one at one time. If somone had one, I would swap my sporter weight Winchester 30-06 in a heartbeat.
     
  17. USSR

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    Buckskinner,

    That action is a post-64 pushfeed long action. I build all my rifles on Winchester actions. I like the feel of the M70, and the stiffness of the receivers is a plus. I also have a LR 6.5x55 built on the Classic CRF M70 action for F Class competition. Yes, 61.0gr of RL22 is all that the Lapua case will hold, but it gives you similar velocities to a .300WM with 72.0gr. I don't use a filler tube. I weigh each charge and then pour it into the case from the scale tray using a funnel.

    Don
     
  18. Richard.Howe

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    It's called the Stealth. The original Stealth uses an HS Precision stock, the Stealth II uses a Bell & Carlson. My preference is for the HSP stock.

    I love my Stealth -- with it's measured 0.3 MOA on Federal GM 168 MKs.

    Check out examples here:

    http://www.snipercentral.com/stealth.htm
    http://www.winchesterguns.com/prodinfo/catalog/detail.asp?cat_id=535&type_id=955&cat=001C
    http://www.securityarms.com/20010315/galleryfiles/2000/2042.htm
     
  19. Freddymac

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    hey USSR

    she is pretty. That is a beautiful piece of hardware. Now you got my wheels turning... DAMN, now I want another one.
     
  20. USSR

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    Thanks. Unfortunately, about the only way you will get a .30-06 Tactical Rifle these days is to go the custom built route. On the other hand, you get EXACTLY what you want.

    Don
     
  21. ID_shooting

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    "It's called the Stealth."

    Is all fine and dandy except one minor issue, they do not come in 30-06 :rolleyes:
     
  22. itgoesboom

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    Don't know if I would call it a "tactical" .30-06, but my current project is my (budget)"Precision hunting rifle" in .30-06. I can't afford a true custom rifle, so I am doing all the work myself. Close enough. Shoots extremely well with 180gr Sierra Gamekings, well under 1", when I do things right. That means the shooter is the weak link, and causing most groups to go over 1" due to called flyers from flinching. Range report can be seen HERE .

    Scope is a Leupold VXII 3-9x40 with M1 adjustments, courtesy of Leupold's Custom Shop. Photos can be seen HERE.

    Now I am waiting for my new stock to come in. It's a Boyd's Ross Thumbhole in Pepper Laminate. The Stock

    After I get the stock, I will glass bed the action, float the barrel, and mount the scope. A timney trigger will go on as well, when $$$ becomes available. Also have a bipod ready to go on it as well. Should be a sweet shooter when I am done.

    I.G.B.
     
  23. Detritus

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    Ok savage doesn't make a 112FV or 112BVSS in 30-06 anymore, but ANY 110 action (savage long action) can be coverted to 30-06 (base rifle + new barrel etc) for less than what many factory models are going for now, and i'm not talking about high end guns either.

    if you start with a long action in a caliber using teh same bolt face as the 30-06 (25-06 for an obvious example) all you need are a 30-06 barrel and a barrel nut wrench from sharpshooter's supply and maybe a new stock if the old one can't be inletted for the larger barrel.
     
  24. mustanger98

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    Now, if I'm talking about a custom .30-06 bolt gun as a tactical or long range deal, while I like Model 70's I figure a K98 Mauser action would be more affordable and some of those are said to be better than others and do quite well as custom builds.

    So, I'd say take a K98 action from either Oberndorf or JP Sauer and barrel with a medium to heavy 20-22"er. My thinking is use the same twist rate as an M1 Garand or '03A3. (But then, why not just use an '03A3 action and barrel? I consider that a good option too provided the receiver's already been separated from a working rifle and all the parts are handy.) In the Mauser's case, I'd say drop it into a Bell&Carlson just because I like the looks of those, but I don't discount HS Precission either.

    I know everybody on here's gonna say "glass it", but mostly me and scopes don't get along too well. Therefore, I say Williams FP/TK and 17A. If I'm dealing with a custom '03/'03A3, Lyman #48 and 17A.

    This is all just me and my own personal taste. I know a lot of folks think irons are only good to 100yds, but they tend to get fooled sooner or later. I go back to the Marines at Bellue Wood making one-shot kills to 750yds with their issue '03's. If somebody knows how to make it work...
     
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    Not even this 1903?
     

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