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Newest Addition

Postby Springville Shooter » Sun Jun 28, 2015 3:58 pm

Check out this beauty that I lucked into. It's a 1950 Winchester Model 70 action with a Shilen barrel and Canjar trigger chambered in 257 Roberts Improved. It has the original Bausch and. Lomb scope and mounts. The gun was built in 1979 and has not been fired since.

I picked it up and started the process of fire forming cases. I was shocked to put 20 shots into just over an inch. 15 of the 20 were in a half inch. I think this old dude has some potential.--------SS
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Re: Newest Addition

Postby M.Bird » Sun Jun 28, 2015 7:41 pm

Good looking Rig: those groups are from you form firing or after you formed fire

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Re: Newest Addition

Postby JDavid » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:28 pm

Throw a zeiss rapid z-800 and that's my dream rifle right there.
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Re: Newest Addition

Postby Springville Shooter » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:50 pm

Those are factory Hornady loads that I am using to form cases.------SS
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Re: Newest Addition

Postby Springville Shooter » Sun Jun 28, 2015 10:55 pm

JDave,

I thought I would replace the glass but I have to say that the BalVar is pretty impressive for a 1970's vintage scope. Great clarity, fine crosshairs, decent eye box, and not bad parallax adjustment. I don't think I would ever build this particular rifle but I'm certainly glad it came my way at a price I couldn't resist. I've got some Berger 115 and JLK 108 bullets loaded in formed cases and ready for the range. Should be fun.-------SS
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Re: Newest Addition

Postby JBird » Wed Jul 08, 2015 3:05 pm

That's a pretty sweet find. And by the looks of it, it was worth it.

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Re: Newest Addition

Postby MuleyMadness » Mon Jul 13, 2015 10:06 am

Very cool


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