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Forum: Rifle 12-29-2019, 05:45 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 7,187
Posted By DPSTX
My M70 243, with the nicest buck I ever shot with...

My M70 243, with the nicest buck I ever shot with it, Dec 22 this year.
https://imgur.com/b1HblYb
https://i.imgur.com/b1HblYb.jpg

DPSTX
Forum: Winchester 52 12-29-2019, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 813
Posted By DPSTX
I have to assume that what they mean by...

I have to assume that what they mean by "improved" was that the D trigger could be adjusted to a much lower pull, due to geometry changes in the D trigger. The C trigger would only go down to about...
Forum: Rifle 10-01-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By DPSTX
Thanks for the input, I kinda figured it was...

Thanks for the input, I kinda figured it was harmonics, but I've never seen it so evident. This rifle has a 24 in heavy barrel (factory winchester varmint). My other 243 is similar, only it has a...
Forum: Rifle 09-30-2019, 10:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By DPSTX
Riddle me this Batman....

Interesting.... Took my "new to me" and recently restocked M70 243 to the range (not the first time it's been there...) and found again that it shoots like this...:
https://imgur.com/a/hd6niqa
...
Forum: .22 Ammunition (S-L-LR) 07-13-2019, 09:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,000
Posted By DPSTX
Federal automatch is 719 that didn't make the QC...

Federal automatch is 719 that didn't make the QC cut. It is basically the same load. My old Win 52 likes it ok. never have any fail to fires and it stays under 2" at 100 yds for me. I find it's...
Forum: Winchester 52 05-12-2019, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,474
Posted By DPSTX
It definitely looks like someone shortened it,...

It definitely looks like someone shortened it, but vertically. This would have affected the length of the trigger pull but not affected the location of the firing pin. the rear surface of the upper...
Forum: Winchester 52 05-09-2019, 01:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,474
Posted By DPSTX
Wasn't able to locate my old trigger, I think I...

Wasn't able to locate my old trigger, I think I gave it away. anyway, study this pic https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winchester_Model_52#/media/File:Win52PatentDrawing2.jpg
The sear reaches up into...
Forum: Winchester 52 05-08-2019, 04:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,474
Posted By DPSTX
The rear of the sear that I was speaking of is up...

The rear of the sear that I was speaking of is up inside the action and cannot be seen in your pic. I think I have my old sear at home and can maybe get you a picture to explain better.....
Forum: Winchester 52 05-08-2019, 12:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,474
Posted By DPSTX
It looks like they added some solder to that area...

It looks like they added some solder to that area to possibly reduce the length of the trigger pull. That by itself would not affect safety engagement. what you need to inspect is the rear face of...
Forum: Winchester 52 02-22-2019, 06:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,206
Posted By DPSTX
Pic of my custom bolt handle. made out of a grade...

Pic of my custom bolt handle. made out of a grade 5 5/8" bolt, turned down on my drill press, profile patterned after M70. Welded to the original bolt handle boss, which had been cut off just a bit...
Forum: Winchester 52 01-06-2019, 07:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 500
Posted By DPSTX
Interesting idea. I doubt you'd be able to prove...

Interesting idea. I doubt you'd be able to prove its effectiveness w/o extensive testing, but a thin piece of the proper grade foam rubber could absorb the shock and dampen the vibrations.... I may...
Forum: Rifle 12-08-2018, 08:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By DPSTX
Here ya go.... ...

Here ya go....
http://i348.photobucket.com/albums/q360/DPSTX/IMG_1884_zpscxzvlclu.jpg

1973 Win M70A (modified) in .243. (actually has a new, heavier barrel on it now, not in pic)
1923 Win 52...
Forum: Rifle 09-10-2018, 11:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,184
Posted By DPSTX
An additional component, of this is bullet...

An additional component, of this is bullet diameter. Generally speaking, the larger caliber bullets don't need as much twist as smaller caliber bullets. The larger diameter swings its rotational...
Forum: Winchester 52 08-13-2018, 11:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,382
Posted By DPSTX
I also had a nice family Sunday, My Dad,...

I also had a nice family Sunday, My Dad, myself, my oldest son, my oldest brother and his youngest son, my brother in law and my niece all went to our monthly club meeting and shoot and had a...
Forum: Winchester 52 08-12-2018, 11:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,016
Posted By DPSTX
You can retract the firing pin and engage the...

You can retract the firing pin and engage the safety, though pulling back on the pin is difficult due to the spring tension. You would not be able to retract the bolt itself and then set the safety,...
Forum: Winchester 52 08-11-2018, 02:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,016
Posted By DPSTX
Speedlock trigger/safety and A trigger/safety...

Speedlock trigger/safety and A trigger/safety basically the same thing, in terms of operation, just a few dimensional differences in the A version to deal with the thicker locking lug wall(the whole...
Forum: Winchester 52 05-21-2018, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By DPSTX
All of the sears after the original slow lock had...

All of the sears after the original slow lock had angled rear faces(until the C). They are all override triggers. This means the angle on the upper rear face of the sear turns the forward pressure of...
Forum: Open Rimfire 05-18-2018, 06:43 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,531
Posted By DPSTX
My Customized 1st year production Win 52. serial...

My Customized 1st year production Win 52. serial 1392. Highly modified, 1920 receiver, barrel dated '27
http://i348.photobucket.com/albums/q360/DPSTX/IMG_1829.jpg

Shoots beautifully....

DPSTX
Forum: Winchester 52 05-16-2018, 12:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 726
Posted By DPSTX
There are some parts of a B trigger which can be...

There are some parts of a B trigger which can be swapped to an earlier rifle, unfortunately the sear is not one of them. My trigger is a modified combination of parts from A/preA and B stuff. If...
Forum: Winchester 52 05-11-2018, 03:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 285
Posted By DPSTX
You can pull the stock off, and put a lighter...

You can pull the stock off, and put a lighter weight spring (one with a smaller wire size) on the back of the trigger lever and you can reduce the weight to whatever you want. One caveat though,...
Forum: Rifle 04-12-2018, 02:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,748
Posted By DPSTX
I have 3 M70 Winchesters, My '73 model in 243, ...

I have 3 M70 Winchesters, My '73 model in 243, my '92 model target rifle in 243 and a '55 model in 308. I wish the 308 was a 243 and if I ever rebarrel it, it will be....

a couple 22lr's, ...
Forum: Open Rimfire 03-03-2018, 06:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,712
Posted By DPSTX
This is how we do it. Open rear sight,...

This is how we do it. Open rear sight, post/blade front. 200yds. NRA B-6 pistol target. 2 categories, centerfire and rimfire (22lr only)
...
Forum: Rifle 02-08-2018, 11:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,167
Posted By DPSTX
243

Have both, LOVE the 243, 308?....eh. Just my opinion, but the 308 seems to have a little narrow scope. 243 is just fun to shoot, all the way around. Haven't shot out a barrel yet, but keeping the...
Forum: Winchester 52 02-07-2018, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,253
Posted By DPSTX
Not too far removed from the one I built a few...

Not too far removed from the one I built a few years ago, although you've got a nicer piece of wood.... This one is #1392

http://i348.photobucket.com/albums/q360/DPSTX/IMG_1829.jpg...
Forum: Winchester 52 02-04-2018, 06:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 916
Posted By DPSTX
Helps alot to shoot at white targets, when...

Helps alot to shoot at white targets, when possible. I shoot at 100yds usually, at 1/2 inch red dots stuck to the white targets my local range gives out. I can see the holes through my 9X scope. ...
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