How much, if any, is the Winchester Model 71 in .348 wcf still used in Alaska? I have read that in its hay day it was used for everything. How about now? What factory loads, what bullet for handloads and what animals is it used on now?
I have a 71 with 24" barrel and load the 250 grain Barnes original to approximately 2300 ft/sec with IMR-4350, winchester cases and winchester WLR primers. This load shoots 3 shot groups at 100 yards of 1.5" to 1.75". My rifle was made in 1947 and is in about 90% condition.
Dave (Bubba) Thornblom