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Old 01-23-2009, 11:19 PM
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Re: 25x270 WSM

Mike,

I still haven't heard from my friend, he must be busy. I haven't forgotten, but I'll forward the info one he gets back to me.

Dan
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Old 01-24-2009, 12:23 PM
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Re: 25x270 WSM

no problem, im in the process of gathering parts action, dies, brass, reamer, etc.
mike
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Old 02-23-2009, 02:27 PM
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Re: 25x270 WSM

I was thinking of a similar build but in a single shot ruger #1 rifle. Dont need to worry about feed rails, or bolt face (as much anyways).
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Old 02-23-2009, 05:56 PM
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Re: 25x270 WSM

Mike33

When Last I spoke with my friend he, He had packed up all of his reloading info as he was building a house and in the middle of a move. His stuff is in storage. He did indicate that you were definately on the right track by using a WSM action from the begining. When he built his, There weren't any Remington 700 WSM actions, there were RSAUM, but If i recall they were still hard to find. He used a Long action first, and had problems with feeding and couldn't ever get it to work, He later used this action for another interesting cartridge. (I had thought the current rifle was a Remington.)

He then found a short action, stainless Savage action. Opened up the magazine to feed the cartridges, then changed the bolthead and had Pac-nor chamber the bbl and install it. He then finished it with a Boyds Laminate stock which is bedded to the action. From this point he hasn't had any problems with feeding or malfunctions.

When he first began load development, he was using .300 WSM cases and had to turn the necks. When Winchester came out with the .270 WSM, all he had to do was neck them down and fireform to straighten out the dents and achieve best accuracy.

I have no load data, but I hope this helps.

Dan

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Old 02-23-2009, 06:15 PM
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Re: 25x270 WSM

Thanks for all your help Dan. I know what your friend is going thru, i just built a new home in the last year myself. Where i currently stand now is: purchased new 700 sps in 270 wsm, redding dies, 270 wsm brass, ordered hart barrel factory taper 1-10 twist, got proof after sending 3 dummies to Manson for reamer now waiting on reamer and barrel. Made a slight change so i could give it my own name. I decided on the 25 Bobcat since i own and operate a landscaping business with 3 bobcat products and my company name is Bobcat Landscaping Service, and every one seems to call me Bob. Why not!. Now im in the waiting stage now i will let you know how it goes. BTW the 270 wsm case works so slick in the sizing die to 25, would not consider using the 300 case.
Mike
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Old 02-24-2009, 09:53 AM
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Re: 25x270 WSM

I built a 25-7mm rem mag. It does everything a weatherby or wsm can do without the fussy feeding. Plus its not to hard to find primo 7 mag brass. Might take a look at her unless your hell bent to have a short action. Cheers!
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Old 02-24-2009, 04:48 PM
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Re: 25x270 WSM

Yea, im kind of on the short action deal. Hoping to have close to a 257 whby but in a short action. I already have 2 whbys want to play with the short. I guess its why we enjoy this hobby to be a little different.
Mike
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