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Old November 18, 2009, 01:53 PM   #1
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What would you build?

Just got this old 1917 Winchester action.







It has been opened up for a magnum round, some of the other mods include, filled duck pond, straightend bottom metal, new bolt handle, speed lock kit, and Timney trigger. I already own two other rifles that use the same bolt face, a .300 H&H on a 1917 Rem action, and .375 Ruger on a M70 action. I'm not really interested in going smaller than the .300.

So far my thoughts have been towards one of four chamberings.

#1 .375 H&H to match my .300 H&H. The .375 Ruger is my only problem with this choice.

#2 .416 Ruger for a Rigby in a standard action, plus I found a .416 unturned blank by Shilen for a reasonable price.

#3 .416 Taylor, again because of the cheap barrel, and can be made from .458 Win Mag brass.

#4 .458 Lott, multiple bullet choices over all the big bores over .375 and can shoot .458 Win Mag through the Lott chamber. If I decided to ever sell the rifle it might bring more intrest with the big bore crowd.

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Old November 18, 2009, 03:41 PM   #2
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Whatever you want!!

The 375 H+H is a natural.
I'm inclined to reserve these actions for long cartridges.
The H+H is also modest pressure.
If you think the cartridge will be around,a .338 Rem Ultra has potential,its ballistic match to the Lapua.And,the lapua is an option.

An eccentric choice might be a 404 Jeffries.
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Old November 18, 2009, 04:00 PM   #3
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An eccentric choice might be a 404 Jeffries.
I like the .404 Jeffery cartridge a lot but brass and bullets are expensive. I was trying to keep the expense down on the components. That is why the .375 and .458 kept jumping at me. As far as the Lapua or Rum I'd rather keep this to a more classic cartridge for the action kind of thing. I'd do the .416 Rigby as well if it wasn't for the brass.
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Old November 18, 2009, 04:16 PM   #4
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375 H&H, and put the Ruger on gunbroker

Or look at the 8x68S, it fits age wise, and probably the most accessible of the 8 mm Magnums.
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Old November 18, 2009, 07:13 PM   #5
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9,3x62 is nice...



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Old November 19, 2009, 09:35 AM   #6
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Sure is a nice cartridge, but will not work with this bolt face. Plus I already have a .35 Whelen. If I go with a 9,3 caliber might have to try that new .370 Sako cartridge!
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Old November 19, 2009, 10:47 AM   #7
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If I go with a 9,3 caliber might have to try that new .370 Sako cartridge!
Blasphemy, 9.3x64 Brenneke is the only choice in 9.3
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Old November 19, 2009, 11:00 AM   #8
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Blasphemy, 9.3x64 Brenneke is the only choice in 9.3
That would look cooler stamped ont the barrel for sure!
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Old November 19, 2009, 03:24 PM   #9
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You did say open'd up...

The Lott is interesting, but, yikes...




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Old November 20, 2009, 04:37 PM   #10
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It is a rare beast that requires more than the .375,it has a 308 trajectory,and they are still fun to shoot.

I found the 416 Rem ,not fun to shoot.
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