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beav906
04-15-2012, 10:36 PM
Digging through my collection the other day i came across my Springfield 1903 30-06. Just wandering if anyone else has one on here built into a custom as well. Maybe a pic. Thinking about doing some more customization to mine

Jerry
04-15-2012, 11:38 PM
Haven't done one for years! My Dad and I "sportorized" an '03 A3 in the early 60's. Timney adjustable trigger, bedded barrell, custom stock. It was very nice but very heavy. Sorry no pics of it as it was sold years ago!

BobT
04-16-2012, 05:39 PM
I had one several years ago that I wish I had back! Mine was a very nicely done sporter in .308 Norma, I got it for a song because of the "hard to find ammo" .

Bitterroot Bulls
04-16-2012, 05:41 PM
My dad still runs his sporterized 03 in 30-06. I love that rifle.

Jon Boy
04-16-2012, 08:17 PM
My dad has a sporterized 03 as well. I like the smoothness of the bolt cycling more than any other rifle ive held.

kcaves
04-17-2012, 10:50 AM
My dad has a sporterized 03 as well. I like the smoothness of the bolt cycling more than any other rifle ive held.

My dad has one too, nice gun, killed more elk than most people ever will, I think he's on a streak of 20 elk in a row right now


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Jon Boy
04-17-2012, 11:15 AM
My dad has one too, nice gun, killed more elk than most people ever will, I think he's on a streak of 20 elk in a row right now


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Now that is impressive.

Colorado Cowboy
04-22-2012, 09:13 PM
I have 3. One is my original sporterized 03 that My Grandfather got for me from the NRA about 1950. Completely sporterized with a fiddleback maple stock, Timney trigger and a 6x Leupold. Shot lots of deer and elk with it. I also have my Dad's spoterized 03. I also have a custom .220 Ackley Swift built on an 03 action. Springfields (both 03 & 03A3) are great actions. Not much demand as todays commercial actions are just as good (or better) and don't need much work to use.

I almost forgot...I also have an 03A3 that is as issued that I use for our club's monthly military rifle shoot. Only unaltered military rifles can be used. I win my share of matches with it.

NoMoreOldNo7
04-23-2012, 02:21 PM
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My father built this one in the 50's, he passed away twenty years ago and I have had it since. Just had it out last week shooting (and hitting BTW) up to 300 yards. Its always special when I am carring this rifle in the field. In fact I made the longest shot on a Mulie with this rifle back in '95 in Utah. I had it as a .243 then and dropped a Mulie at 265 yards in Southern Utah. Great rifle, I've been thinking of either converting this one to .270 or building a new one in .270.

Jon Boy
04-23-2012, 05:23 PM
gorgeous gun #7

Bitterroot Bulls
04-23-2012, 05:26 PM
Pretty stick there, No-JD.

NoMoreOldNo7
04-23-2012, 06:03 PM
Thanks guys, it is pretty special. In fact it just might be in use for the upcoming trifecta this fall. Anyway I haven't done anything other reaping the reward, my father did all the work. He did take many a Whitetail with it in Pa and a nice Elk back in '71 near the Snake River in Idaho.