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358 winchester nearly there...

Post by bigpete » 25 Jun 2019, 8:01 pm

I'm excited !
My 358 winchester on a winchester model 70 featherweight should be ready soon !
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Post by mickb » 25 Jun 2019, 10:37 pm

let us know how it goes mate. always a fan of economical medium bores. What dies and components are you looking at?
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Post by wrenchman » 25 Jun 2019, 11:17 pm

post pics i would love to see it
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Post by bigpete » 26 Jun 2019, 5:11 am

I've got a Redding 3 die set with tapered expander button on its way.
I've already got 160 bullet factory 200gn hollow points.
The barrel is being made by Sprinter firearms right now and will be fitted to my winchester model 70 featherweight. I'll run open sights and I'll also run a 4x scope in QD rings.
Ar2206h is the powder of choice
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Post by marksman » 26 Jun 2019, 8:32 am

sounds like a plan has been hatched :thumbsup: :drinks:

cant wait to see the pics :drinks:
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Post by bigpete » 26 Jun 2019, 9:01 am

Hmmm,looks like it might be a goer Friday...
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Post by bigrich » 26 Jun 2019, 10:54 am

can't wait to hear about how this one works out pete. i got the same idea , but ya beat me to the punch . i put my 358 win project on hold cause the 243 mod 70 "westener" that i got as a donor shoots too good . bit of long range work on some of the properties i hunt that a 243 is well suited for . ahhh well, i'll have to go buy another bloody gun for a 358 conversion..... :P

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Post by bigpete » 26 Jun 2019, 11:35 am

Nah,just get rid of the crappy 243.....lol
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Post by bigrich » 26 Jun 2019, 11:55 am

bigpete wrote:Nah,just get rid of the crappy 243.....lol



:o :shock: :o :(

definately not a lot of 243 love in you pete :lol:

243 actually makes more sense for a goat/dog/fox/ cat rifle than my 6.5x55 . 243 is a plenty flat shooter too . besides all that it fills a gap between my 6.5 and 222 :P

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Post by Stix » 26 Jun 2019, 12:51 pm

bigrich wrote:. besides it fills a gap between my 6.5 and 222 :P

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Fills a gap...?
...Bulldust...!!!

You just created 2 more...!!!
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Post by bigrich » 26 Jun 2019, 1:23 pm

Good on ya stix. What do I fill those gaps with ? lol
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Post by bigpete » 26 Jun 2019, 2:03 pm

257 ?
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Post by bigrich » 26 Jun 2019, 3:14 pm

bigpete wrote:257 ?


i was looking at a early model 70 xtr in 25-06 , but it sold quick . i guess i would have to get a 22-250 to fit between my 222 and 243 as well :lol:
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Post by Stix » 26 Jun 2019, 3:22 pm

The worst of it is...if you are truely OCD as i am, & also have a leaning towards neatness & symetry, the gaps are not only more numerous, they're also uneven...!!

I dont know what goes in between a 243 & long action 6.5... :unknown: ...a short action 6.5...a creedy... :unknown:

But for the excessive gap from 222 -243...
I suggest 22-250 (only girly men shooters dont have a smack-dinger of a 22 cal 8-) )...
& then for the upper end of that gap... as Pete says, a 257... :D

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Post by bigrich » 26 Jun 2019, 3:40 pm

Stix wrote:The worst of it is...if you are truely OCD as i am, & also have a leaning towards neatness & symetry, the gaps are not only more numerous, they're also uneven...!!

I dont know what goes in between a 243 & long action 6.5... :unknown: ...a short action 6.5...a creedy... :unknown:

But for the excessive gap from 222 -243...
I suggest 22-250 (only girly men shooters dont have a smack-dinger of a 22 cal 8-) )...
& then for the upper end of that gap... as Pete says, a 257... :D

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DAMN ! damn you stix ! i'm also gunna need a 17 hornet , a 222mag , yes a 257 roberts , 270 win , 308, 30-06, 8x57 , 338 federal , 358 win, 35 whelen ,444 marlin .......... :crazy:

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Post by bigpete » 26 Jun 2019, 4:57 pm

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Post by bigrich » 26 Jun 2019, 5:30 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Bill » 26 Jun 2019, 8:13 pm

Don't over look the Barnes 180gr TSX

Haven't chrono'd my BLR358 load but I'd imagine that it scoots along atleast 2700 fps
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