Long Range Hunting Online Magazine


Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Free Classifieds - Buy or Sell > Gun Parts - Stocks, Barrels, Actions, etc.


Reply

is it worth it to make a long range hunting rifle from a model 70 30-06

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 12-23-2008, 02:13 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Fort McMurray , Alberta , Canada
Posts: 274
is it worth it to make a long range hunting rifle from a model 70 30-06

do you think it would be cost effective . and how hard would it be to change the calibre
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 12-23-2008, 09:29 PM
Silver Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: N.E. Colorado
Posts: 387
Re: is it worth it to make a long range hunting rifle from a model 70 30-06

Hey Nathank,

You will allways end up with a better rifle after having a competent gunsmith put thier "magic touch" on them. To answer your question, "is it worth it" it kinda going to be up to you, are you willing to spend the money to have it done?, from my experience it will cost you from around 650.00 and up to have your action trued, and get a good barrel installed, chambered, crowned, and ready to put back into a stock, that does not include a premium stock, or even having your stock glass bedded. Just something to kick around.

Tony.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 12-23-2008, 10:02 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Montana
Posts: 1,404
Re: is it worth it to make a long range hunting rifle from a model 70 30-06

Yes. As little as $500 and up to how ever much you want to spend. I would say you could do it well for less than a new factory rifle.

Steve
__________________
To hunt... or not to hunt...? What a stupid question.
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 12-24-2008, 12:55 AM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2004
Location: Blackfoot, Idaho
Posts: 8,204
Re: is it worth it to make a long range hunting rifle from a model 70 30-06

Is it/will it be worth it? I'm confident it will.

Cartridge selection will be critical. I'd stick with something that will work with the same bolt face ('06 size). A 6.5-06 would be great a 6.5-06 Improved would be better. A 280 Improved may be optimum. (7mm Rem Mag ballistics or very close, they tell me)

Your biggest problem may be finding a good rifle smith to do the work.......
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 12-25-2008, 12:15 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wickenburg, AZ
Posts: 17
Re: is it worth it to make a long range hunting rifle from a model 70 30-06

It's very much worth it! Every rifle I own has been trued and rebarreled.
Just find a good gunsmith and check with other guys that have used them.
Anyone can say they are a gunsmith.
Check with Randy at R&D Precision Rifles hes done a couple of mine great guy and does work that will satisfy anyone.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 12-25-2008, 12:33 PM
Platinum Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Townsend, Montana.
Posts: 7,934
Re: is it worth it to make a long range hunting rifle from a model 70 30-06

If that is a pre 64 mad 70 win. I would look into its value in it's origional state first. You may decide to sell it and start with a custom action.

Just a thought.

Jeff
__________________
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 12-25-2008, 01:41 PM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Wickenburg, AZ
Posts: 17
Re: is it worth it to make a long range hunting rifle from a model 70 30-06

Oh custom actions are great but 1/2moa is 1/2moa no matter what action it is, unless your talking resale value. I dont conside that since I dont plan on selling any of mine.
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes


Similar Threads for: is it worth it to make a long range hunting rifle from a model 70 30-06
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Model 700 XCR Long Range Tactical Rifle cross Equipment Discussions 20 07-16-2012 07:48 PM
Will the Tikka T-3 make a good long range rifle? WEATHERBY460 Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 6 04-30-2011 10:13 AM
make a long range hunting rifle bob1257 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 7 12-04-2010 06:33 PM
Fort Worth, TX guy looking to learn about long range shooting/hunting oeschampion Member Introductions 1 10-13-2010 05:25 PM
Help me make sure I understand my 6.5 long range hunting choices correctly.... cdherman Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics 6 07-06-2010 07:14 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Management Powered by vBadvanced CMPS
All content ©2010-2014 Long Range Hunting, LLC