Originally Posted by Jo da Plumbr
A friend has two rifles he wants to sell.
The first is a Husqvarna 7mm.
Or a Winchester model 70 1930s era in 30-06
I am going to check them out next week. Haven't talked price yet. Any thoughts or suggestions for when I look at them?
You don't say what 7mm round the Husqvarna is chambered in, but some will match or come close to the 06 in muzzle energy, so from that standpoint the game you can hunt will be basically the same with either.
I believe Husqvarna ended rifle manufacturing in the mid 70's but were in the business for many years so you might want to check out the date of manufacture as there might be some collector's value, or possibly will be in the future. Also Swedish iron ore is the best in in the world and the Swiss are known for manufacturing excellent barrels.
You don't mention if the rifles are the same price, but if they are, I believe I would go with the Husqvarna.