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Winchester M70 .338 Win Mag, Max Effective Range

 
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Old 05-25-2005, 01:00 PM
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Re: Winchester M70 .338 Win Mag, Max Effective Range

I was thinking about the new barrel and possibility of a new stock, and was wondering what is really left of the old rifle after all this "accurizing" is actually done? Replacing barrel, stock, trigger job, action worked on, I don't know at what point it (cost effectively) becomes to better to just focus on building a whole new rifle and keep the unaltered one I have?
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:32 AM
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Re: Winchester M70 .338 Win Mag, Max Effective Range

I recently inherited my dads 338 win mag. it was born a 375 HH but he had it rebarreled for 338 wm its on a whitworth express action and shieln barrel w break, custom offset stock. I have always enjoyed shooting long range and i do so with my custom savage 7 mag and even shot 600 yd match with my AR. I was thinking about rebarreling my 7 mm to a larger cartridge because my savage was pushing a 168 Berger about 2940 fps and i wanted to get up around 3100
or 3200 while staying with the heavier VLDs so i was thumbing through my reloading books and seen the 338 wm pages and i was amazed ! I never had gave that rifle a thought its always been just an elk gun to me ! its pushing a 160 over 3200. has anyone used any 160 + gr VLDs and if so what have you had luck with groups and on animals for long range
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Old 12-08-2011, 07:38 PM
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Re: Winchester M70 .338 Win Mag, Max Effective Range

I grew up in the era of friends shooting elk w/338 win, couple frienDs have taken 20+ each. Nothing wrong with it and I saw elk fall to them in 700 + RANGE. Brake it and get a limbsaverpad if you need. Recoil is different for everyone, I shot a non braked 340wby for 10 yrs, before I braked it. I put 400 rnds. threw it first year I HAD it, shot everything w/it gophers, yotes, what ever
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:25 PM
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Re: Winchester M70 .338 Win Mag, Max Effective Range

The 338 winchester is a good 800 yard rifle. Just depends on how accurate your model 70 is. Call Devin at Sin Arms and put a 338 SIN barrel on it. It would fit great on that action and put you easily into 1000 yard hunting.
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