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Wnchester 70 vs Remington 700 XCR tactical long range

 
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:03 AM
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Re: Wnchester 70 vs Remington 700 XCR tactical long range

Dmax- a krieger barrel or equivalent is the fastest and cheapest way to an accurate rifle. the problem is it take 18 weeks to get the barrel. you could try a brux, broughton hart ect . i say get the the remington start shooting now.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:25 AM
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Re: Wnchester 70 vs Remington 700 XCR tactical long range

Where are you located and how fast can you get a barrel? I know of a very good gunsmith who could help, depending where you are and how far you are willing to travel. If you have a barrel or can get one quickly. PM me if you like.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:45 AM
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Re: Wnchester 70 vs Remington 700 XCR tactical long range

There are barrels available if you can surf the web and are willing to use the brand available.
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Old 05-16-2013, 09:52 AM
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Re: Wnchester 70 vs Remington 700 XCR tactical long range

Bughole barrels has a rock creek #4 ss fluted 27" to finish at 26" $435 in stock. Took less than 60 seconds to find a top quality barrel in stock.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:20 AM
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Re: Wnchester 70 vs Remington 700 XCR tactical long range

Also some 7mm barrels you could make into a 7mm rem mag on that action. 180gr berger vlds out of a 7mm rem mag is an awesome elk killer.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:31 AM
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Re: Wnchester 70 vs Remington 700 XCR tactical long range

The SAAMI spec cartridge length of the 300 Win Mag is 3.34". Winchester has historically manufactured the model 70 in 300 Win mag with a magazine to fit that length but not much extra. The Rem 700 uses their standard "long action" for the 300 win mag which has a 3.6" magazine.

I have a 300 Win mag Larado model which has good accuracy with factory ammo. I also have a Rem 700 Sendero, which can shoot heavier VLD bullets with handloads with up to a 3.60 cartridge overall length. That allows both more usable case capacity and higher ballistic coefficients. That results in longer range, more delivered energy, and lower wind deflection.

So my choice is ... both.
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:57 AM
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Re: Wnchester 70 vs Remington 700 XCR tactical long range

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The SAAMI spec cartridge length of the 300 Win Mag is 3.34". Winchester has historically manufactured the model 70 in 300 Win mag with a magazine to fit that length but not much extra. The Rem 700 uses their standard "long action" for the 300 win mag which has a 3.6" magazine.

I have a 300 Win mag Larado model which has good accuracy with factory ammo. I also have a Rem 700 Sendero, which can shoot heavier VLD bullets with handloads with up to a 3.60 cartridge overall length. That allows both more usable case capacity and higher ballistic coefficients. That results in longer range, more delivered energy, and lower wind deflection.

So my choice is ... both.
I'm thinking a properly fitted Wyatt's Extended Box Magazine would solve the magazine length shortcoming. It might even allow a fella to re-barrel to a RUM cartridge, if desired.

Of course, you can shoot with long bullets loaded to whatever OAL you like if you don't mind single feeding.
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