Re: .30-06 compatible cases
The thread your referring to is a "sticky" now. Originally posted by JE Customs in the gunsmithing section, entitled "Bolt farce diameters". It's near the top when you click on that section.
I just had my ol 22" barreled -06', Win 70xtr turnned into a long action 300WSM with a 26" Hart bbl. for flinging 180's, & 200gr Accubonds. (ya, you have to open up the bolt face to do this).
You can do a lot with an -06', but the possibilities seem endless with a good Winchester Model 70 action as a build platform.
If your gonna keep it as is, I'd recomended a Burris FF-II 4.5-14x42 P/A with a B-Plex reticle for a scope in the $300 range. It'll getcha to 5-600 just fine, ant they're tough as nails.
Also check out craigslist for good deals. I've bought a few used VX-III 4.5-14x40 A/O Leupolds that way, & sent them to the Leupold custom shop for reticles & or turrets. You can upgrade reticles, or turrets etc as time & $ allow if you go that route.
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