Help on first new build

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by 7mmultrafan, Dec 26, 2011.

  1. 7mmultrafan

    7mmultrafan Active Member

    Dec 14, 2011
    I have a Winchester model 670 30-06. I want to build a 6.5-284 Norma mag. Would you guys opt for a different action or can this action be used and get a magnum bolt. Or am I better off finding a Remington or savage action for my build. Any info would be appreciated thank you.
  2. WildRose

    WildRose Well-Known Member

    Feb 3, 2011
    The 670 was basically an economy car version of the Model 70. I'd find a good smith familiar with working with the M-70 action and have them look at yours before deciding.

    It might be you have a good one that can easily be trued and then be the basis for a nice precision rig.

    I wouldn't make any decisions either way until having a good smith go over it and give you their opinion.
  3. Nimrod

    Nimrod Well-Known Member

    Aug 20, 2006
    The 6.5-.284 is not a belted magnum, it's based on the rebated .284 Winchester case, your current bolt should work just fine.

  4. liltank

    liltank Well-Known Member

    Nov 3, 2008
    Your in luck. I have the same action that started life as a 270Win when my dad bought it as a boy. It is now a .308Win. The smith that put it together for me was able to get the trigger down to a crisp 2.5lbs. I have it set in a Hogue overmolded stock with Mod 70 bottom metal/hinged floor plate. Shoots really well. So well that I would like to sink a little more money into a better stock. The trick is the safety is external of the action instead of on the tang or the bolt. So you will need a little extra removed for the safety to work well. You can purchase a Mod 70 stock. The hole spacing for mounting screws are the same. I wouldn't be afraid to use it at all. Here's mine: