Love that rifle. I shot high power with one for a few years. Definitely my favorite rifle for comps. Sadly I live in the peoples republic on new york so owning one is not going to happen anymore. Did I mention it's the one rifle I truly regret selling? sigh.....
So, if I may ask, which law outlawed that rifle in NY(that never kills anyone except in a movie)?Love that rifle. I shot high power with one for a few years. Definitely my favorite rifle for comps. Sadly I live in the peoples republic on new york so owning one is not going to happen anymore. Did I mention it's the one rifle I truly regret selling? sigh.....
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Whut... are you talking about?World tour. Was supposed to be delivered yesterday but its got to visit the country first....
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Travels and travails of a model 70 going to visit the doc...
Only off by 4 thousandths? Excellent!
With a TINY bit of alteration on the bridge mounting block and some steel bed, that .004" offset wont matter at all with your Unertl scope.
Ill know immediately sliding the bases on.
Previously and with my 03 the scope slide on easily.
This past try it was binding and I didnt think to consider there was a scope block issue nor did I see it until I got behind the scope at the range and saw I was two target boards off.
If the dovetails slide smoothly on to the blocks it should be close enough not to suck out all my windage.
I’m happy it worked out! This stuff can be frustrating, but good end results tend to make you forget the bumps along the way.
While we're waiting for Phil to get that rifle scoped and some true testing of its accuracy, I have a question for you sniper experts. We recently acquired an unusual stock which has a very unusual combination of features.
The butt stock is a full sized target butt with the flat steel checkered target buttplate.
The grip is extended like a model 70 target stock.
There is almost no drop on the stock, which is a bit like the Van Orden stocks.
The forestock is that of a standard rifle.
Both the grip and the forestock are checkered like a standard rifle.
The stock is inletted for the type-III receiver (post war tapered tang) and the mag box inletting is for the standard box.
The barrel channel fits the medium-heavy (target) barrel contour.
The checkering panels are the early 1950s large layout and cut in the prewar pitch of 21 LPI.
I initially though this stock must be a target stock that was modified by being narrowed in the front and then checkered, but then I realized it has no holes at all for any swivels, hand-stop rail, or a barrel screw.
It fits the description of the “sniper match” stock in Rule's book, but this is a description without a photo and I can't seem to find anything online about this particular non-cataloged stock configuration. Another model 70 expert I reached out to who once worked at Winchester in the 1960s said this is the kind of stock used on Hathcock’s rifles. It is clearly not a military sniper config, so any connection to the White Feather would have to be during his time on the national rifle team.
Have any of you ever seen anything like this?
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It's definitely a model 70 stock - It has inletting for the tapered tang of a type-III model 70 receiver, the forward action screw hole goes into the ring not the lug, and the bottom metal inletting is model 70. The buttplate is the same as a model 70 target rifle.That butt plate says Winchester 52, to me. My 1937 Winchester 70 sporter stock has a completely different butt plate.
For benchrest shooting there would be no advantage to modifying the original target pattern to a field pattern or checkering it.
I have had some factory target stocks modified like that with sling swivels for deer culling.
The first one I did myself and it was crude. Left rear alone. Pre war 30/06 clip slotted rifle. Shot out. Set barrel back 3”, threaded and capped muzzle, chambered to .308. Sweated swivel base on barrel. Oil finish and placed 6x Unertl. Shot out again. Set back and got another 2500 rds. Then someone bought it. In retrospect, it was my most effective culling rifle. More use and more usable.