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Old 02-01-2006, 08:21 PM
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Long Range Flat shooter??????

Hello, I am new to the board but I have a question. I have a Pre 64 Winchester in 270 that I'm itching to "improve". I would like to go to a 280 Rem AI or 6.5 280 Rem AI. Looking for this to be mostly a long range mule deer round. Looking to rebarrel and restock so that I can restore the winchester to original condition at anytime. Oh yea I'm looking to go to a med to hvy 26" fluted barrel probably Pac-nor but anysuggestions would be great. Also recomendations on synthetic stocks would be good to, I'm familar with the HS precision stocks and like them very much, any others that I should look at? Thanks in advance for the info!
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Old 02-01-2006, 08:55 PM
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Re: Long Range Flat shooter??????

Bearcat:

Welcome! You will find all kinds of info on this board, do some searching through old threads. I would say to build a 6.5-06 Use a Lija 3 groove bbl, you will get better life out of it. I have built lots of customs on the pre-64 actions, they make great hunting rifles! Stocks, well look at McMillan, Lone Wolf...there are numerous makers out there. Have fun!
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Old 02-01-2006, 09:32 PM
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Re: Long Range Flat shooter??????

As much as I love the 6.5, I would suggest the 280AI or 7Mystic (see my post elsewhere). Heavier bullets make a difference at extended distances. Also, the 7mm SST and Amax offer some of the highest BC's in a hunting bullet.

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Old 02-02-2006, 01:43 AM
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I agree with Jerry that the 280 AI is a great way to go. Do a search as there was a long discussion on the 280AI just a couple of months ago. Basically, a 7mm Mag in an '06 case! Easy to load, great accuracy, and bullet selection. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cool.gif[/img]
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Old 02-02-2006, 06:47 AM
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Re: Long Range Flat shooter??????

Why don't you try rechambering to .270 AI you wouldn't need a new barrel. Also Kevin Weaver Restores pre 64 stocks unless it's in really bad shape he can make it look new.
A pre 64 in syn stock is just another rifle in a syn stock.

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Old 02-02-2006, 09:59 AM
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What Jerry said.
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Old 02-02-2006, 03:10 PM
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I'm a 270 AI fan. The AI has just enough more powder to really get the bullets moving, but not enough to put it in the 1000 round barrel burner class. 26 + inch barrels are really nice.

The backwards conversion [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] Why would you spend money to improve a gun and then want to change it back?

Just look at how beautiful these Allen mags are on this forum. Then look at a pre 64. A functional gun is worth more to me than even some $50,000 dollar Safari grade double rifle.
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