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Finally found the exact gun i have been searching for for about a year now.. It is a winchester model 70 stealth 2.
gun is chambered in the 25 WSSM. Has a 26inch heavy barrel. Gun comes factory with a bell and carlson target stock. I have taken the trigger pull to just over a pound.
I am going to be sending the rifle to hart and sons to get accurized, and have a large tactical bolt knob put on but that will probly wait untill winter.

will post a range report when my reloading stuff shows up from midway.

also in the mix is a new scope, a nikon, something in the 6-18 range with a 50mm bell. ENJOY THE GUN PORN!!


 

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sorry when i said accurized i want the action cleaned up, kinda sloppy with a lot of play in it, i want it to slide alot easier than what it does. but havent shot it yet, waiting for my order to arrive from midway with all components, I refuse to buy factory fodder...I roll my own..lol
 

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never thought of that, it just really jerky when you operate it, kinda wobbles a little. I cant really explain it, would haveing a different finish put on it really do anything? never heard of that fixing it.
 

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i remember at the eastern outdoor show this year hart and sons did a seminar and one of the things he talked about was cleaning up sloppy bolts, i dont remember how they do it, but on the rifles he showed us he did a [censored] of a good job. still if the rifle shoots as good as i hear, im happy...anything is better than the single shot 223 i was using before this..
 

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I have been around a few of those Winchester Stealth rifles. They were pretty good shooters.

I would try polishing the bolt. Normally a new bolt is a little sticky. They normally suggest you shoot it a bit before you try to slick up the bolt. So I think you are going about it backwards, but it's your rifle. But I think if you polish the bolt and shot it some then you will be happy with it. But break it in first.

Is this going to be a dedicated varminter?? I think I would pass on the 50mm objective and go with a 40mm bell, and get the scope mounted closer to the bore. IMO that is better in a true varmint rifle. And I really do not think you will see any real improvement in a 50 over a 40 in that Nikon. Tom.
 

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the gun was used, but very lightly. the gun is a dedicated varmint rifle, however would probly be used for deer every now and then. My reason for a 50mm was for more light but i can see where a 40 would be more practical. thanks for the tip i think i might go with a 40 now. I am going to shoot first before i decide on anything thanks for the info guys. I guess i was getting a little ahead of myself...I just go crazy with new toys..lol
 
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