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Old 12-27-2010, 01:52 PM
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Rifle Build Advice PLEASE!

Hi,

I picked up a stainless Winchester Model 70 with BOSS in the cheap plastic stock chambered for .300 Weatherby mag. I'm now seriously considering turning it into a long-range elk rifle that's light enough to cary up & down mountains all day. I'm not poor, but price does matter.

The first step will be to order a good stock for it. I lean towards a carbon-fiber stock for the stiffness & light weight.

Any suggestions as to manufacturer or source for a good LIGHT sporter stock?

Assuming it will not prove to be the tack-driver I want, my next step will likely be to have the action trued & installing a match-grade barrel. If I replace the barrel I have the option of changing the chambering. Not wanting to butcher the magazine or bolt, and as I already have rifles chambered in .270 WSM, 7mm Rem mag & .375 H&H, the obvious choices would be .300 Weatherby, .340 Weatherby, .300 Win, or .338 Win.

Any thoughts on chambering if I change out the barrel? (At this point I lean towards keeping it a .300 Weatherby with .340 Weatherby running a close second.)

And the hardest question:
Any suggestions as to a quality shop for accurizing work?
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Old 12-27-2010, 06:13 PM
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Re: Rifle Build Advice PLEASE!

Manners MCST ultralight, 300 win mag or 6.5x284
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Old 12-28-2010, 11:02 AM
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Manners MCST ultralight, 300 win mag or 6.5x284

I love the Manners stocks but was hoping to spend a lot less than they cost. Their hunting stock, installed with paint, is over $700.


As I reload & already have lots of .300 Weatherby ammunition & dies, going Weatherby if I stay with a .300 mag makes more sense to me than changing to a .300 Win mag. Anyone disagree?
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And the hardest question:
Any suggestions as to a quality shop for accurizing work?[/QUOTE]

Kevin Cram - Montour County Rifles 570-437-2010

Call him tell him what your looking for and he will steer straight.
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:20 PM
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And the hardest question:
• Any suggestions as to a quality shop for accurizing work?

Kevin Cram - Montour County Rifles 570-437-2010

Call him tell him what your looking for and he will steer straight.
+1

Kevin does great work. www.montourcountyrifles.com

He built my 260 and is currently building a 300RUM for me.

My 260 by MCR
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Old 12-28-2010, 12:21 PM
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TREBARK are you followin me?? LMAO!
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Re: Rifle Build Advice PLEASE!

Lone wolf summit, same price, mine on a 340 was close to 16 oz. Does the 300 shoot, if it does keep it and wear it out then up grade barrel
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