Originally Posted by KyScott
Thinkin about doing a few things to my M70 Coyote 270wsm. It wieghs in right at 10lbs with the 24" factory Medium Heavy barrel and it doesnt have any recoil really noticable at that weight. I would say it probably has around 300 rounds through it and I bought it new in 2003. It will be shot from 0 to around 500 yds and mainly used for deer hunting and probably some on Coyotes(which I have a 223 Rock River Coyote for but have killed 5 with my Short Mag) or for a Kentucky Elk if I ever get Drawn? LOL! I want to keep it as light as I can and still be very accurate. So heres what Im thinkin about doin.
Scope-All ready have a Zeiss 4.5x14x44 to replace the Monarch
Bolt-Flute existing bolt, cerikote matt black and have Bolt Lugs and Bolt Face trued
Brake-Gentry Quiet break for less noise than most but still cut down on muzzle flip
Barrel-This is were I cant make my mind up? I want a fluted barrel to help get the weight down but do I have the one I have fluted or replace with new fluted barrel and if so who should I get to make the barrel? What length? What contour? I should add that I mostly shoot 130 and 140 grainers mostly in ballistic tips and accubonds. If I get a new barrel then Ill have the action trued as well.Dont forget I want to keep the weight down as much as I can. Thanks ahead of time for the info and take care.
If you STALK deer...then pay no attention to anything I say here. BTW...Im no big fan of WSM calibers but I do understand their killing power...etc.
For you...I wouldnt do a single thing except of course change the scope.
Less weight gets you more muzzle flip ( same as when you shave weight by fluting it)
$$$ syn stock gets you a lot more "Ohoooo's...and Ahhhh's"...and your gain is nothing
Fluted barrel bolt....same thing
For what you have described here ( not even counting the $$$ stock) You can KEEP the rifle you have and buy a Rem 700 LS in the caliber you might want. I paid $580 for mine...so add up what a stock and barrel PLUS having the barrel chambered and fitted.
What you presently have is doing you perfect for "ambushing" deer of killing Yotes