- Dec 11, 2013
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I have a Winchester model 70 7mm rem mag. This rifle was a tack driver when I shot 150 ballistic tips. Since shooting all copper the accuracy has suffered drastically. I replaced the stock with an HS precision and had the trigger tuned. This helped, but accuracy is still unacceptable to me. I have basically given up hunting with this rifle and use my Steyr 308 which is the most accurate rifle I have owned. But the 308 is just to limited in range for all the areas I hunt and I want a rifle I'm comfortable with to 500 yards. This has brought me back to my Winchester. I'm thinking about having it rebarreled with a #5 light varmint contour barrel, with rifling to match the 140 Barnes that I shoot. My question is to those that have some experience with this. Is it worth it, will I see an improvement in grouping? Also can anybody recommend a competent gunsmith in so cal to install the barrel?