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Old 07-10-2011, 03:23 PM   #1
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hey i have a win model 70 .308. but its primary role is woodchucks and deer slaying.. in the future.. i mean a couple years probly. i would love to create a sniping, zombie, and target .308. i absolutly love the t/c icon warlord. but it does have a steep price. im sure the rifle is worth it but i was just curious as to would it be better to build a custom . 308? or just buy the icon? the icon is guarunteed accurate as im sure a custom would be accruate to. so it mostly comes down to looks and price

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hey i have a win model 70 .308. but its primary role is woodchucks and deer slaying.. in the future.. i mean a couple years probly. i would love to create a sniping, zombie, and target .308. i absolutly love the t/c icon warlord. but it does have a steep price. im sure the rifle is worth it but i was just curious as to would it be better to build a custom . 308? or just buy the icon? the icon is guarunteed accurate as im sure a custom would be accruate to. so it mostly comes down to looks and price
$3,500 is not a lot of money for a gun guaranteed to shoot under .5 MOA. You are looking at about $2,000 just in parts to build such a gun before you start gunsmithing.
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You have a Winchester Model 70? Do you know the date it was manufactured?

The reason I ask, is if it's a pre-1964 short action (.308) then you have the true MARKSMENS ACTION that can be turned into ANYTHING you want it to be.

I have a pre-'64 that I turned into one hell of a tactical shooting machine but I purposely went out searching for that specific actions because of the benefits it's design brought to the table.

Feel free to PM me if you have questions.

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model 70 xtr. couldnt find a date . it was givin to me for my birthday about 7 yrs ago

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I realize this might be foreign to you. If you are comfortable with removing the two action screws in the bottom of the stock, and taking a couple of high res pictures (your camera will show a flower symble) we can tell you A LOT more about what you have.

From the picture, it looks a lot like what I have seen in early model 70's, but without seeing it from a couple of angles, or getting a date, I can't tell you what you have.

Perhaps one of the other more experienced members can tell from your pictures.

But, from what I can tell, you can build a hell of a tack driving rifle out of what you have there with a blueprint job, a trigger job, a new barrel and a bedding job.

I dare say, in the right hands with those "upgrades" you would have a rifle that could shoot .5 MOA all day long, provided the shooter had decent to midland skill.

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i will attempt to do this when i get a little time. i will be pulling some overtime this week at work.

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I have a Winchester model 70 in .243 and I love that rifle. Dependable, accurate as hell, and just good looking to boot. Mine is the synthetic and stainless so it looks nothing like yours but they are definitely high value rifles. I haven't done ANYTHING to mine except slap a scope on it and run some ammo through it... Love at first BOOM!

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