Re: Winchester 300 RUM
Just before Winchester closed the doors, I acquired two stainless CRF Model 70 rifles with the black injection molded (tupperware?) stocks.
I thought they would make good actions for building on. Have not been able to find a smith locally that wants the job, so I decided to shoot one of the rifles, just for grins. I bedded the tupperware stock with Steelbed (I know---probably a waste of time and bedding compound), put a scope on it and the first 100 yd. groups were well under an inch. Not gonna say how much under, cause you wouldn't believe it!!
Anyway, this is not the only Model 70 I have that shoots so well.
So------give it a fair trial, you might be surprised.
Forgot to mention----adjusted the trigger down to "light and crisp" and floated the barrel (had to open up the barrel channel with some coarse paper wrapped around a dowel).
Last edited by Jim Oliver; 04-09-2009 at 09:05 PM.
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