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Good morning, SigForum! I recently acquired a new Montana 1999 short action custom build rifle (minus a stock). It was built with an Obermeyer 5R featherweight barrel. It still needs a surface finish. I haven't decided weather or not I'm going to blue it, park it or paint it.

From what I understand, the Montana 1999 is basically a Winchester model 70 with a Mauser bolt face. I know nothing about model 70's or Mausers. Does anyone know of a Model 70 guru with a good online "How to" database regarding complete disassembly, trigger tuning and rifle bedding?

In hand-cycling the action, it seems a bit sluggish and tight. I don't know how these things are supposed to feel. My Savage opens and closes super-easy and has a completely different feel.

As far as a finish, I'm really partial to nitriding but I don't know if that's the best for this rifle. I may send it to Brad at CCR and have a good semi-gloss black finish painted/plated/coated or whatever he does.

As far as a stock, I'm looking at a McMillan or a B&C medalist. The medalist looks appealing for price reasons and it appears it doesn't need bedding. I can bed any rifle, but it is labor intensive and a bit of a pain

This will be a true hunting rifle and I may have it ready for the 2018 deer season. I'm a buy-once, cry-once kind of guy, so I don't mind spending the extra coin to get it done right the first time.

Thanks in advance for the help.

Tony.


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Sounds very nice. Did you mention the chambering? Barrel length?

The older(standard) Model 70 trigger is a favorite, adjusts easily for most any hunter.

I know there are some online tutorials about adjusting a Model 70 trigger. The stocks you mention would be fine. I do have one 'Manners' stock on a Model 7, another fine choice.
 
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Forgot to mention, the chambering is 308. I forgot to measure the barrel length. It looks like it's around 24".

I snapped some pics last night.







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What a beautiful set up. I am a huge fan of the Winchester 70, and the Montana set up looks even nicer.

I am not particularly knowledgeable about them. My preference for the design comes from the CRF and three position safety on a practical level, and the classic looks from an aesthetic perspective.

With a classic action like that and a barrel that already looks pretty shiny, I'd go with a high polish blue and put it in a supergrade maple stock for a look like this.




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Years ago they sold their actions in the white, which is what you appear to have. I still see them on gunbroker from time to time. I've been thinking of buying a Montana Rifle for several years now. Enjoy it
 
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I'm not familiar with the Montana action. I guess it depends on which Model 70 they based it on. Prior to 1964 it was control round feed with a mechanical ejector. Post '64 they abandoned the full length extractor and fixed ejector. In essence they became a push feed action with a shorter extractor and plunger ejector. I own variations of each and I've never had a feeding problems with my post '64 Model 70.
 
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Originally posted by swage:
I'm not familiar with the Montana action. I guess it depends on which Model 70 they based it on. Prior to 1964 it was control round feed with a mechanical ejector. Post '64 they abandoned the full length extractor and fixed ejector. In essence they became a push feed action with a shorter extractor and plunger ejector. I own variations of each and I've never had a feeding problems with my post '64 Model 70.


Thanks. This one is a controlled-feed Mauser style extractor.

Tony.


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