Originally Posted by Whitewolf393
That's good info and very encouraging! Is that straight 7mm or Rem Mag you have?
Funny, I was just looking at Berger bullets online today and also read an article here on LRH from a gent who works for Berger. Excellent info, if you haven't read it already. I plan to get his book.
Hmm, it seems I'm getting closer yet to that Model 70 EW purchase the more I read and hear about it.
I have one in 300 WSM
. I use it as my pack rifle. It is a consistent 1/2 MOA gun with Bergers. I can't say that I've had any issues with the thin barrel. A few weeks ago I fired 4 consecutive shots with 210 Bergers at 300 yards. The rifle printed a 1.25" group with those 4 shots.
The beauty with the win 70 action is that you can feed and function a WSM round of up around 3.015". This makes it easy to load to the lands, and it frees up case capacity to burn the slower powders with the long bullets.
My only complaint is with the new trigger. It's plenty crisp, and although it's easily adjustable, I would like it lighter. I installed lighter spring to bring it down a bit more and it's good enough, but I would like to briing it down another 8-10 oz. Timney has stated they will have a replacement unit available soon.