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Old 03-05-2012, 07:30 PM
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My new 300WSM, what do you think?

Just bought a 300wsm from an auction sight. While waiting to receive the gun, I have been lurking on this forum and other sites. The more i research, the more i want to start tinkering.

This is the description of the rifle:

Custom built Winchester M70 300 WSM. HS Precision green stock with aluminum bedding block for free floating barrel. E.R. Shaw precision 26" fluted, tapered and crowned 1 1/8" bull barrel. Includes 20 MOA scope base and 6-9" Harris Bi-Pod. Shoots under MOA using Sierra BTHP Match King bullets. Shot only 31 times for breakin. Trigger set at 3#.

Do you see anything that worries you? What needs to be done, if anything, to make this rifle as accurate as possible. The action does not seem to have been bedded, although there is a tiny bit of material inside. The barrel does not seem to free float, is this a problem?

Here she is.





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Old 03-05-2012, 07:43 PM
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Re: My new 300WSM, what do you think?

I'M IN LOVE!!! I hope mine turns out that cool.
Take a couple more side profile pics so you can see the whole package.
Way cool rifle. How much did it set you back? If you don't mind me asking.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:54 PM
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Re: My new 300WSM, what do you think?

I would rebed it but I have to bed everything for my own sanity. I like daylight between my stock and barrel but normal people are content with a dollar bill fitting threw in between. Good looking rig.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:38 PM
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Re: My new 300WSM, what do you think?

Dollar bill??? I couldn't fit dental floss in there. Here are a couple more shots. $690 +shipping....always nervous buying online though.

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Old 03-05-2012, 08:46 PM
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Re: My new 300WSM, what do you think?

Wrap a dollar bill or piece of paper around the barrel and try to slide it down the barrel in between the barrel and stock. If it will not freely slide threw there then the stock should be relieved until it does so the barrel is truly free floating. An appropriate sized deep well socket wrapped in sand paper works well for this purpose.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:12 PM
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Re: My new 300WSM, what do you think?

Nice looking rig and I am sure that it will shoot. I would have it re- bedded, and possibly shim the barrel while it is setting up so you can get some clearance under the barrel. It seems to have the RIGHT STUFF, but it needs a little tweaking. That barrel looks awesome! Let us know how you make out. very nice, nice job on the pics too!
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:17 PM
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Nice looking rig and I am sure that it will shoot. I would have it re- bedded, and possibly shim the barrel while it is setting up so you can get some clearance under the barrel. It seems to have the RIGHT STUFF, but it needs a little tweaking. That barrel looks awesome! Let us know how you make out. very nice, nice job on the pics too!
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He is right, if your rebedding it do not sand it just wrap a band on the barrel of electrical tape to center and elevate the barrel while the bedding sets up. Thank 7stw I forgot we are talking about rebedding.
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