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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-16-2017, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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I recently traded a heavy Bbl. Mod. 700 for a Winchester Mod. 70 in .270 Cal. It was Mfg. in 1983 according to Ser.# and has a 20" Bbl.......nice little light rifle. I did not pay as much attention as I should have or I would have noticed a cracked stock!! Caveat Emptor!!
I do not have a manlicher stocked rifle and think this would be a perfect candidate. Does anyone on this thread have any idea where I would look for such an animal? I would like 90% finished, I can do final inletting and a bit of checkering would be nice. I am not a Vanderbilt ($$$$) and would like to find a non-custom maker that I can afford. Any ideas are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-17-2017, 05:11 AM
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ive got one of the carbines in 250 3000. Its pretty rare and I wanted to keep it pristine so what I did was looked around on ebay until I found a take off short action Winchester featherweight stock. It allows me to have an much better looking gun in the field (standard stocks weren't to pretty) and swap it back to stock someday if I want. I think I paid under a 100 bucks for the featherweight stock and my barreled action dropped right in. I had it rebedded by a buddy at the same time but it really didn't need it. Pretty hard to beat a 100 bucks for a finished checkered stock especially when in my opinion the win featherweight is one of the prettiest factory stocks out there.

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Cracked at the wrist?
If so, check online for the fixes that use a 'lag bolt' epoxied in to draw it up tight and it will be stronger than ever.
Stuetzen (only 'mannlicher' if on a Mannlicher rifle) stocks bring their own set of issues especially if your barrel likes to be free floated; but it is a fine look. If you go that way be sure to study out the lines carefully, too many are done too cluby and lose the grace.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-02-2018, 08:47 PM
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Does Boyds have them they have a good selection of stocks .My hunting buddy has the same rifle and caliber and it is his go to deer rifle.
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