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Rebuilding a Winchester Model 70
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 3:57 pm    Post subject: Rebuilding a Winchester Model 70 Reply with quote

A good friend of mine was out hunting during this week's deer season opener. He was riding a four wheeler in the dark up to his deer stand and rolled the vehicle on a steep embankment. He was bruised, but otherwise unhurt. His Winchester Model 70 was on the four wheeler and took a major hit. I have not seen the rifle yet, however I have it on good authority that the stock is in four pieces. I asked about the action, barrel and scope and was told that the owner was too upset to do a close inspection. I will get the rifle this weekend and cannot wait to see the extent of the damage. I have a stock for the rifle. Oh, well. All the best...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 03, 2010 6:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Rebuilding a Winchester Model 70 Reply with quote

A worthy project if ever there was. best of luck. Cool
just like Steve Austine build it stronger Misc build it faster just dont spend a $6000000 like they did. Party

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 6:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Rebuilding a Winchester Model 70 Reply with quote

How's it goin any progress or photo's

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 07, 2010 10:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Rebuilding a Winchester Model 70 Reply with quote

Gil, do you want to borrow some of my Kevlar to wrap the action with when you pull the trigger?

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Rebuilding a Winchester Model 70 Reply with quote

Still waiting for the damaged rifle to be delivered. I called my local gunsmith in case his services are needed. All the best...
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Rebuilding a Winchester Model 70 Reply with quote

Gil,
Pictures, pictures and more pictures when you can. Take care...
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 5:45 am    Post subject: Re: Rebuilding a Winchester Model 70 Reply with quote

Sounds nasty Gil. I remember reading somewhere where there are more deaths recorded from quad accidents than anything else off-road.

Most important thing is your mate is ok...even if his pride is a bit dented. Rifles and quads can be repaired...its a little more difficult to repair the human body if it has taken a big hit.

As Joe says...a few pics would go a long way to reminding those of us that use quads of the dangers.

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:33 am    Post subject: Re: Rebuilding a Winchester Model 70 Reply with quote

Vince wrote:
I remember reading somewhere where there are more deaths recorded from quad accidents than anything else off-road.

I thought the quads were suppose to be the solution to 3-wheelers causing more deaths than anything else off-road!?!?

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 12, 2010 1:36 am    Post subject: Re: Rebuilding a Winchester Model 70 Reply with quote

slimjim wrote:
Vince wrote:
I remember reading somewhere where there are more deaths recorded from quad accidents than anything else off-road.

I thought the quads were suppose to be the solution to 3-wheelers causing more deaths than anything else off-road!?!?

Yep...have vague recollections of that too mate. Biggest problem is the way some people ride them...they ride beyond their capabilities, causing accidents and bending good rifles.

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