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What Can I Build With My M700 270 Win Action?

 
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Old 06-22-2012, 08:12 PM
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Re: What Can I Build With My M700 270 Win Action?

35 wheelen, 338ai, 30-06, 280, 280ai, 270, 6.5-06(wildcat), 25-06, 240 weatherby, You have a long action so why play with short action rounds. You could put a mag bolt in or have yours worked over, but a new one is around $300, and a work over won't be much less.
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Re: What Can I Build With My M700 270 Win Action?

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35 wheelen, 338ai, 30-06, 280, 280ai, 270, 6.5-06(wildcat), 25-06, 240 weatherby, You have a long action so why play with short action rounds. You could put a mag bolt in or have yours worked over, but a new one is around $300, and a work over won't be much less.

Is there a big difference in the ballistic performance of the 338 RUM and 338AI?
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Re: What Can I Build With My M700 270 Win Action?

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Is there a big difference in the ballistic performance of the 338 RUM and 338AI?
About 400 fps slower on a 225 grain. It will do 2971 fps with a 180(nosler#6), but the 225 has fallen to 2595 fps (nosler#6) with top loads. It looks like a-square standardized the 338-06 with the standard shoulder, but in that cal., it won't make much difference because there isn't much shoulder. My brother has a 35 wheelen and is very fond of it, but it's your call.
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Re: What Can I Build With My M700 270 Win Action?

338-06 will run within 200 fps of a 338Win Mag with a 225 gr bullet.I really thought hard about that one.
A square, Ackley Improved, whatever, its a badass cartrige!

The RUM is in a whole different league tho.

By the way there's nothin wrong with the good ol 270. That is my personal minimum for Elk, & I've seen a bunch of Elk fall to them. I have a bunch of cousins who hunt exclusively with 270's, & do well with them.

Now I'm not saying smaller cartriges/calibers won't work. I've seen them work on Elk. But I've also seen Elk soak up a lot of lead, with good shot placement, from a lot bigger guns & keep going for a surprisingly long way before expiring. That is why my personal minimum is a 270. It just works. From a 140 Accubond on the light side, to the heavy 160 partition, they kill Elk.
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.280 Ackley Improved..........
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280AI was my first rebarrel and it was a rebarrel of a 270. It always goes with me on any hunt from Antelope to Elk, might also carry a 6.5 on the Antelope hunt or a 338 on the Elk hunt, but the 280AI can and has done it all.

160 gr at 3000 fps will get it done
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Re: What Can I Build With My M700 270 Win Action?

I've got a rather fast 338win. It's a ruger #1 and it'll do 2900 with a 225 hornady and rl19 all day long. It is still at least 150 to 200 fps below the ultra and the lapua though. It depends on whether you want range or thump. Range, I'd go 25-06, 270 or any of the 280's. Thump, I'd start looking at 30-06 on up. The 30-06 is the most versitile of the whole bunch, but others do have definate advantages.
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Re: What Can I Build With My M700 270 Win Action?

IMO, do not waste your money on "bolt face or extractor" mods. It is a waste of money today.

Just buy another bolt from Pacific Tool and Gauge with correct bolt face and upgraded extractor. It can be ordered sized for your internal receiver dimensions and is a lot better functionally and $ wise. Can ordered fluted and different type bolt handles.

Sell your old bolt for $100-140 to offset the cost.

Way ahead money wise and better functionality!!! That is irrefutable.
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