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Old 01-11-2010, 06:41 PM
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Winchester vs. Everything else

I own several win. classic,s. I also own 6-8 rems, sakos, mausers etc... Why is it that nobody seems to build or shoot the wins.crf,s. Every one i own will out shoot most rems, with factory barrels. Also the actions are like glass on the wins, compared to the remmys.
Please help me understand why this is, and am i off base, or have i just been lucky....Thanks in advance....Pat
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Old 01-11-2010, 08:32 PM
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Re: Winchester vs. Everything else

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I own several win. classic,s. I also own 6-8 rems, sakos, mausers etc... Why is it that nobody seems to build or shoot the wins.crf,s. Every one i own will out shoot most rems, with factory barrels. Also the actions are like glass on the wins, compared to the remmys.
Please help me understand why this is, and am i off base, or have i just been lucky....Thanks in advance....Pat
I think the main reason is lack of available after market parts and availability of used rifles
for don er actions.

Also some rifle actions lend themselves to accurizing better than others.

Some receiver designs are hard to accurize and people tend to avoid them.

The rugers have all ways been diffacult for me But I saw a poster that stated that he had it
figured out and could make them shoot better that normal.

I am glad because they are good rifles and the fact that someone has figured how gives me
some hope that I can do it also.

There are tricks that will help all types but some are trial and error.

In answer to your question ; There is nothing wrong with the winchester action if it is installed
correctly and has a good barrel and stock.

Quality control is always an issue with most factories so occasionally you get a shooter but
more often you get a lemon and that is what keeps the custom builders in business.

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Old 01-11-2010, 08:38 PM
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Re: Winchester vs. Everything else

I own several remingtons that are great. I also had a winchester model 70 wsm action that I decided to do something with. It was one of those things that were at the point where you dump some money into it to get it where you want or just sell it and part ways with it. I chose to go ahead and give it a try. After a new barrel, new rail and rings, blueprinting the action, new stock, I am about where I want it. It has turned out great! I am very happy with the results but it was hard getting there. There arent that many people that will work on a winchester action because they dont have the tooling or the experience with them. Getting the action squeared up and the bolt face trued was an experience in its self. I think that this is the main reason that people steer clear of them for custom jobs. Every gun smith out there has the know how and the tooling to work with a remington 700 action.
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:18 PM
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Re: Winchester vs. Everything else

shootinfool, lets see your WSM! Pics!
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Old 01-12-2010, 03:42 PM
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I have a Win 670 in a .308. Thing shoots lights out. Matter of fact this last Wed. I was pinging steel at 700yrds with a 10mph cross wind. Once I figured my dope, it stayed in the orange spot. Hit a small helium tank with it too. The only thing done to it is an aftermarket stock, trigger work, and a custom barrel. Good Stuff!!!

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Old 01-12-2010, 07:09 PM
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here are some pics of the project. There are also pics in the gun photo section.








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Old 01-12-2010, 09:38 PM
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Re: Winchester vs. Everything else

Got to Love them Winchesters!! Not sure what aftermarket parts you would need other than a stock or a barrel. What you really need is a Guy that specializes in Winchesters not just a Remington barrel fitter.
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