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    Winchester Model 70

    It is true they are hurting their business. I have had my shop open for 35 years and raised four kids from the income. I take all that comes through the door and never issue an opinion to the customer. Here in Colorado there is very little benchrest if any going on. Hunting is the mainstay, big...
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    Winchester Model 70

    It is true they are hurting their business. I have had my shop open for 35 years and raised four kids from the income. I take all that comes through the door and never issue an opinion to the customer. Here in Colorado there is very little benchrest if any going on. Hunting is the mainstay, big...
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    Winchester Model 70

    I rebarrel Model 70's all the time, along with Remington's, Savage's, Ruger's, and Mausers. I don't have a problem with either one of them. If a smith tells you he won't work on a model 70 he is hurting his business.
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    Handloading: How Many ?

    I load for a large number of cartridges: 22 Hornet 221 Fireball 223 Remington 22-250 Remington 220 Swift 22 Cheetah Mark I 6PPC 243 Winchester 6mm Remington 240 Weatherby 257 Roberts 25-06 Remington 257 Weatherby 256 Newton 264 Winchester 6.5 300 Weatherby 270 Winchester 270 WSM 7 BR 7-08...
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    Handloading: How Many ?

    I load for a large number of cartridges: 22 Hornet 221 Fireball 223 Remington 22-250 Remington 220 Swift 22 Cheetah Mark I 6PPC 243 Winchester 6mm Remington 240 Weatherby 257 Roberts 25-06 Remington 257 Weatherby 256 Newton 264 Winchester 6.5 300 Weatherby 270 Winchester 270 WSM 7 BR 7-08...
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    stubborn factory barrel removal

    Loctite pipe sealant. Keeps bluing salts from bleeding out.
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    stubborn factory barrel removal

    I have never had to part a 700 barrel. I have a barrel vise that uses 2" long two piece split collets made from aluminum and coated with rosin. Over my 35 years in smithing business I have made tapered and split collets for almost all conceivable barrel tapers and straights. I use an action...
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    Weatherby's New 6.5 RPM

    I have a Winchester Model 70 Classic in the shop that was originally chambered in 30-06, but the barrel was shortened to 20" because the muzzle was damaged. I think this will be a good candidate for rebarreling to 6.5 RPM Wby.
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    264 win mag load data

    I started at 68 grains and went up from there. I noticed no pressure signs even at 70.1. I used WW cases and WLRM primers. I fired them in an Extreme Weather Model 70. I loaded them to Max length listed for the 264 and they are very accurate so I didn't change.
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    264 win mag load data

    Yes that is me.
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    264 win mag load data

    Another load I have found and used is the Barnes 127 LRX driven by 70.1 grains of Ramshot Magnum. 3477 FPS with my Magneto V3. Western Powders lists this load in their load manual but with a 129 Hornady, I didn't have any so I substituted the Barnes. This load is fast and accurate from my...
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    FINALLY Best powder for my 308

    For me 4064 and a 185 Berger is the most accurate load I have ever fired from a 308.
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    264 win mag load data

    Na, I don't think so. Bolt lift is easy and the primer pockets are tight. Primers are not cratered or pierced. Several shooters over on the 24 hour Campfire are using up to 77 grains and not having any problems either. I fired these rounds last August in 87 degree weather. I worked up starting...
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    Savage Axis Action

    You can buy a complete rifle for $300 and take the action off. Still cheaper than a 700 action bare from Brownell's etc.
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    Upgrade Equipment

    Giraud is the best in my opinion. Trims and chamfers inside and outside with one pass.
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