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Win. 30-06

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by AXEL, May 29, 2003.

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  1. AXEL

    AXEL Member

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    I bought a Winchester pre-64 30-06 and want to get better groups out of it. I am getting 3-4 in. groups at 100 yd. What are some things that a local gunsmith can do to increase accuracy, but also leave me with some money? The trigger is going to get worked on this weekend.

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  2. hps1

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    Axel

    Your rifle should do much better than that with good ammo and proper bedding, assuming the barrel is good.

    First, try loosening the screw under the forend....the one just below the barrel bulge. I have a pre-64 '06 that shoots moa groups but wouldn't do so until I removed that screw completely.
    You can experiment w/different tensions on this screw as each rifle is different. Also check your action screws. The front & rear screws should be pretty snug, but center screw just tight enough to hold trigger guard.

    Not sure what ammo you are using. If factory, get some Federal premium w/the Sierra match king bullets. If this combination won't shoot, you may have to have the rifle bedded. Removing barreled action from stock can tell you a lot. Look for shiny spots showing where barrel/action are contacting stock.

    Regards,
    hps

    Forgot to mention scope mounting screws. Be sure all are tight. Any movement here will give you problems as well.
     
  3. Cactus

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    Have him check and re-crown the muzzle if necessary.
     
  4. Clemson

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    Winchesters usually benefit from Glass Bedding the action.

    Clemson
     
  5. Bottom Gun

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    Have you tried different types of ammo? Some rifles do better with certain brands than others.

    What about the bore? Is it copper fouled? I'd make sure all the copper was out of the bore before I started modifying the rifle.
     
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