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Old 12-29-2010, 02:54 PM
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I use a 26" krieger 1-9. 7 mm rem mag on a 700 action. It is awesome.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:06 AM
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Don't alter anything. The Pre-64 Win is a highly sought after collector's rifle that is worth a good coin to a reputable Winchester collector. Just a thought, may want to reconsider building on that action and buying a new one to build on. They are hard to come by now days.

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Old 12-30-2010, 05:59 AM
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Re: building my first long range rifle

As stated, you have a classic rifle and chambering that might be better off left unmolested.

If you do decide to rebarrel and start tweaking things, staying with the 264 would keep the classic chambering and provide plenty of performance. The 264 is the parent case for the 7 mag and the 6.5 140VLD has the same basic BC as the 7mm 168VLD but you get to launch it faster. It makes for a real performer.

The 7 mag is great as well and is a super platform for balancing a heavier bullet with shooter-friendly recoil, but a pre 64/264 is old school cool.
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Old 12-30-2010, 01:50 PM
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Re: building my first long range rifle

Ive 8 pre 64 model70 and I know what they are worth but this gun has the barrel shot out and isnt in very good shape to start with so rechambering this action to me is a good route to go. I like the suggestions you all have given me and ive been reading about the big 7mms and am considering trying a 7mmSTW now. Does anybody know anything about Kreiger barrels.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:20 PM
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Kreigers are great barrels, Cut rifled, decent prices, 5R available. My first choice when rebarreling.
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Old 12-30-2010, 02:21 PM
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. I like the suggestions you all have given me and ive been reading about the big 7mms and am considering trying a 7mmSTW now. Does anybody know anything about Kreiger barrels.
Presently I have four different vendors aftermarket barrels. all of them good with some innovative concepts. You need to read up on the theory behind 3 groove barrels. I even bought a 30 inch barrel for my 30-378 with an increasing twist rate cut rifling.

You look up every barrel manufacturer and the prices are all pretty close. You will enjoy the 7STW i would recommend 28 inch. I stewed over going 30 inch, but I came across an article talking about the barrel length and diminishing returns for inches longer.

I predominately use 175 spbt for elk hunting with my 7STW. Out of the 5 elk all one shot taken by myself and loaned to friends. No bullet was ever recovered. it is probably do to the fact that they were all taken at sub 250 yrds.
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Old 12-30-2010, 05:23 PM
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I like Brux I have one and will be getting another for a 243 Win project. The guys at Brux are great to work with and will answer any questions you have.

They helped me on my first rifle build and am not sorry I went with a Brux.
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