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Unread 11-20-2011, 10:26 AM
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Model 70 action

I'm not sure why but I am seriously considering doing a build on a M 70 action.

Been cruizing around and while I'm not finding new actions I do find some old juner Mod 70's for sale at prices that make them attractive.

Question, to build a 300 Rum, .264 WM, or 7mm STW/Rum I know a need a long action but will a 30-06 M 70 action do or do I need to look for specifically one chambered in a magnum caliber already to ensure enough length and proper bolt face?

I see a lot of older model 30-06's and .270's under 500.00 and to me providing they aren't worn smoot out seems like a reasonable way to get started.

I'm a shooter not a builder so some of ya'll that are chime in please.
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    Unread 11-20-2011, 01:18 PM
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    Re: Model 70 action

    I'm curious too, I just traded for a M70 in 7MM magnum. It was a Wally-World gun, blind magazine job. I'm kinda anxious to shoot it! The .264WM should work fine in a standard length action and in fact was the reason I got this gun in the first place. A magnum donor of some sort would save opening the bolt face and should be a little easier to get to feed from the magazine.
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    Unread 11-20-2011, 01:41 PM
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    Re: Model 70 action

    You will need to go with a magnum action. Standard LA bolt isn't going to work.

    If you go to your local pawn shops a month or so after Christmas, you can find a lot of guns for sale because a lot of people sale them to pay for Xmas bills that they couldn't afford. So you might be able to find a cheap 7mm mag to buy and get the action off of it.

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    Unread 11-20-2011, 10:09 PM
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    Re: Model 70 action

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    You will need to go with a magnum action. Standard LA bolt isn't going to work.

    If you go to your local pawn shops a month or so after Christmas, you can find a lot of guns for sale because a lot of people sale them to pay for Xmas bills that they couldn't afford. So you might be able to find a cheap 7mm mag to buy and get the action off of it.
    That's what I was thinking but wasn't sure.

    I've always like that action and I've always wanted to have a .264. I haven't come across one in all stainless though so I'll look and see if I can find one in 7 mag or 300wm.
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    Unread 11-21-2011, 12:09 AM
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    Re: Model 70 action

    Win M70's are my favorite action to build off of. Great factory triggers and simple, simple actions with less working parts in the whole thing than a savage bolt. I also like the 3 position safety and bolt release on them. You should be able to find an action in the $300-$400 range.

    You will need a magnum action if that is your intended purpose.

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    Unread 11-21-2011, 01:44 AM
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    Nice rigs. What stock have you got the 6mm-06 in? Looks very similar to the A3 hunter... .
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    Unread 11-21-2011, 10:30 AM
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    Re: Model 70 action

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    Nice rigs. What stock have you got the 6mm-06 in? Looks very similar to the A3 hunter... .
    It is a Manners MCS T3. It's a great stock for a LRH rig IMO

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