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Old 07-15-2012, 08:39 PM
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New rifle?

Looking at getting a new rifle. I'm going to use this for long range hunting. eventually in the future i'm going to build this rifle into a custom build. I was thinking about getting a winchester model 70 extreme weather ss to start with in 338 win mag. what do you guys think?
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Old 07-15-2012, 09:36 PM
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Re: New rifle?

That would be a good start,and the 338 win is already a good capable round.I have seen buds nock elk down to 800+ with them stock.
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:48 PM
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Looking at getting a new rifle. I'm going to use this for long range hunting. eventually in the future i'm going to build this rifle into a custom build. I was thinking about getting a winchester model 70 extreme weather ss to start with in 338 win mag. what do you guys think?
Nice choice. Nobody ought to be without at least one nice Mod 70.. .

If you look around on classifieds and gunbroker though you can occasionally find one in 7mmSTW and I've even seen a couple done in 300 Rum.

My latest was a stainless laminate in 300wm and I love it.
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Looking at getting a new rifle. I'm going to use this for long range hunting. eventually in the future i'm going to build this rifle into a custom build. I was thinking about getting a winchester model 70 extreme weather ss to start with in 338 win mag. what do you guys think?
Mauser34 where are you located?
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:54 AM
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Camp Lejeune, NC. I was thinking of get the 338 win mag and having it clambered to 338 lapua if possible
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Camp Lejeune, NC. I was thinking of get the 338 win mag and having it clambered to 338 lapua if possible
Not possible with a Mod 70 I don't think unless you got the same model action as their big safari rifles and I'm not even sure you could then.

300 Rum and maybe 338 Rum should be possible though.

Those with more expertise on the .338L will chime in I'm sure however.
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Old 07-16-2012, 05:27 PM
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I'm trying to decide between the ultimate shadow, ultimate shadow ss and the extreme weather ss. I don't care about the stock because that will be the first thing I change. What I'm looking at is the action and the barrel. I know the extreme weather has a fluted barrel. What I'm wondering is what is the contour on all three rifle barrels and what are the diameters at the action and the muzzle and which one would you guys choose for a future custom rifle build?
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