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B&C Medalist for #4 contour

 
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Old 12-16-2009, 01:30 PM
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B&C Medalist for #4 contour

Has anyone here openend up a B&C medalist (7775 - Win M70 short action) to fit a #4 contour barrel ? Was there much thickness left in the rails? Could you go to a #5 contour?

My point of reference is for a Brux #4, which is .870" 6" forward, and .670" at the muzzle.

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BT
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Old 12-17-2009, 08:49 PM
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Re: B&C Medalist for #4 contour

Bear Tracks, The difference between the factory win barrel and a number 4 is so small, a bit of sandpaper will open the channel with ease. The number 5 should not be a problem either if the stocks forend has any kind of meat to it. If that particular stock is shaped like the win factory featherweight stock then a #5 may have issues.
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Old 12-18-2009, 03:46 PM
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Re: B&C Medalist for #4 contour

I've used two of these stocks on Win 70 short actions builds so far, one a 25-284 and the other was a 284. The barrels were #3-#4 fluted contour and both fit the barrel channels no problem. I think a #5 would be no problem as well as I don't remember sanding much if any out of the channel for my two.

As an aside, when you get around to fitting that action in the stock, it will take a little work getting the magazine box to set in the inlet correctly. I believe I had to mill a bit of the bottom metal (underside) and also the mag box to prevent binding between the action, bottom metal and mag box. Make sure you get the receiver/bottom metal inlet properly as the action screw holes won't quite be in the right location...it will take a little messing around.
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