The pre64win.com High Country rifle is lightweight precision-built hunting rifle which can be fully customized and tailored to be the rifle of your dreams.
A LEGENDARY ACTION: Every High Country rifle is built on the ultimate foundation – the pre-1964 Winchester model 70 action – the gold standard sporting rifle action for more than 80 years. The pre-64 action is a true controlled round feed action offering precise cartridge feeding and unmatched dependability. The High Country action is blueprinted and hand-lapped in our shop for precision and smoothness not found in any other action
WORLD CLASS BARRELS: pre64win.com will help you select a quality of barrel worthy of the best rifle you will ever own. We frequently recommend Lilja barrels for High Country rifle builds because of superb quality and consistently great outcomes. We have also worked with barrels from Bartlein, Brux, Christensen, Douglas, Krieger, Proof Research, Shilen and others. We will work with you to determine the barrel best suited to your needs and the intended use for your rifle.
SIX CORE ELEMENTS: The baseline High Country rifle platform includes 6 key features:
A blueprinted & hand-tuned pre-64 Winchester model 70 action
A precision tuned, adjustable trigger from Timney
Lightweight alloy bottom metal
A match-grade, hand-lapped stainless barrel from Lilja
An ultralight stock from McMillan, custom pillar bedded to your action
Full metal finishing, including bluing or Cerakote coating system
HAND-BUILT: High Country rifles are made entirely in-house in one of two pre64win.com shops, located in Woodinville and Arlington, Washington. These are not factories, but workshops where skilled gunsmiths hand-build custom rifles with a focus on precision, fit and finish. We build rifles one at a time, fitting and finishing each part by hand. Our approach permits us to take the time required to fit and chamber each barrel exactly to the action it will be mated with. This meticulous attention to detail delivers the greatest possible accuracy in the finished rifle. Our hand-built approach means we produce less than 100 rifles each year.
A SUPERB BASELINE RIFLE: The baseline High Country rifle platform integrates the 6 core elements into an ultralight rifle weighing barely over 6 pounds. This rifle is designed for the hunter on the move, delivering the lowest possible weight, superb balance, and the ruggedness to withstand extremes of weather and terrain. The baseline High Country rifle platform delivers exceptional long-range accuracy in a lightweight and durable rifle. Every High Country rifle reliably shoots sub-MOA groups.
STEP BEYOND THE BASELINE PLATFORM: While the baseline High Country rifle is a world class rifle, most of our clients require some changes to suit their specific wants and needs. This is where working with the pre64win.com team will truly set your rifle apart.
Every High Country rifle can be fully tailored and customized and no two rifles are alike. Whether you need a special rifling twist in your bore, a unique barrel contour, a superior grade walnut stock, custom bottom metal, engraving, specialty metal finishes, or literally any other customization to your rifle, we will put our team to work and make it happen.
Because the High Country rifle is a true custom rifle build, the lead time for delivery ranges from 6 months to as much as 24 months, depending on the specifics of the build.
Once your order is placed, we will contact you to begin designing the custom rifle of your dreams.