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M70 Winchester stock

Post by yumastepside » 09 Oct 2018, 11:16 am

Anyone got an old stock they want to get rid of?
I'm looking for an old 30-06 length model 70 Winchester stock to modify as a template. It can be broken or whatever, it doesn't matter as I intend to cut and shut it anyway.
Cheap is good, I'll pay any freight of course, but free is better ;)
My Winchester is a mid '70s model.

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Post by bigrich » 09 Oct 2018, 4:48 pm

yumastepside wrote:Anyone got an old stock they want to get rid of?
I'm looking for an old 30-06 length model 70 Winchester stock to modify as a template. It can be broken or whatever, it doesn't matter as I intend to cut and shut it anyway.
Cheap is good, I'll pay any freight of course, but free is better ;)
My Winchester is a mid '70s model.

Cheers

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there's a couple on rebel gun works website in brisbane . hope this helps, :thumbsup:
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Post by yumastepside » 10 Oct 2018, 4:29 pm

Sorry Mark, 225 bucks is a bit rich for me just to cut up, its a short action anyway, I need 30-06/270 length.This is how I make my copy stocks...

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......just checked Rebel.....incredible, they actually had the correct year stock for my M70, for 150 bucks I'll buy it and restore it... :thumbsup:.......still need a stock for a template :thumbsdown: ......thanks Rich!

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Post by bigrich » 10 Oct 2018, 6:28 pm

glad i could help mate. that's what this forums for hey ? i have two mod 70's, a nice old 1975 222 and a 2013 fn made control feed in 6.5x55, which is why i took notice at rebel .you seem like a cluey fella, and i've got a couple of bedding projects coming up, maybe i can ask some advice of you mate :thumbsup: :drinks:
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Post by yumastepside » 10 Oct 2018, 7:03 pm

Too easy, mines a '77, the Gabe Gatti stock's too nice, and too expensive, to take out in the scrub!

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265 RCBS with stainless barrel

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Post by bigrich » 10 Oct 2018, 7:13 pm

i'm a big fan of mausers (just got rid of a real nice shooting 6.5x55 husky), but the model 70 is the ultimate evolution of that design i reckon. what caliber is yours roger ? :thumbsup:
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Post by marksman » 10 Oct 2018, 8:29 pm

brilliant work on the stocks :thumbsup:
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Post by bigrich » 10 Oct 2018, 9:15 pm

265 RCBS ? haven't heard of that before roger, damn nice rifle. my 2013 6.5x55 is a supergrade , real nice stock. it got a few dents from the handbrake in my mates ute on a hunt. i tend to hold on to it a bit better now .
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Post by yumastepside » 10 Oct 2018, 10:51 pm

6.5-06 Improved with 28 deg. shoulder not 40° Ackley....RCBS as in Fred Huntington, he was a friend of the mate of mine who made the rifle.

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Post by bigrich » 11 Oct 2018, 4:43 am

6.5-06, now that’s a fine sounding caliber roger. :thumbsup:
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Post by yumastepside » 11 Oct 2018, 9:30 am

Yep! big fan of the 6.5, probably have a half dozen different versions.

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Post by bigrich » 11 Oct 2018, 6:16 pm

your a bad influence roger, trying to get the idea of a custom build out of my head :crazy: :lol: 6.5-06 hmmmm. :thumbsup:
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Post by yumastepside » 11 Oct 2018, 10:48 pm

......Woodleigh make a lovely 160gr protected point spitzer......just saying...

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Post by yumastepside » 10 Nov 2018, 11:28 am

OK, picked up an old M70 stock from Rebel in Qld, more weather aged than normal wear and tear, scraped, bleached,sanded and oiled it.
It still needs a few more coats ( BLO, turps and Danish oil with Carnauba wax ) and recut the checkering, but for a working stock , it will do.

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...as bought with my barrelled action...

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...as of this morning....

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Post by bigrich » 10 Nov 2018, 3:17 pm

turned out good mate. glad you got what you were looking for. i need a bit of advice roger, i've bin looking at a 1977 push feed model 70 chambered in 243. i was thinking of reworking this rifle and rechambering to 358 win . can you think of any problems with this idea ? the owner of my local gun shop reckons the receiver diameter is too small for this caliber. ? it's my understanding that this action also came in 308, and 358 is just a necked up 308 . i didn't want to argue so i left it alone. any opinions would be appreciated. :thumbsup: :drinks: :thumbsup:
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Post by marksman » 10 Nov 2018, 4:31 pm

very nice work yumastepside :drinks: :drinks: :thumbsup:
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Post by Oldbloke » 10 Nov 2018, 5:17 pm

Looks great to me. Can’t beat DIY
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