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Old 03-06-2012, 09:43 PM   #11
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This is a friend of mine model70. It started out just Mr wrays gun.

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This is a friend of mine model70. It started out just Mr wrays gun.

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Thats a sweet camo job
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Thats a sweet camo job
I can't take credit for it. It's my buddies. I plan on doing something similar to my model 700.
I will tell him u likes it.
He done it with pine needles

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I have a 1963 Featherweight in 30-06 with a Leupold MK II 2-7 scope. It shoots close to MOA with handloads as long as I don't let the barrel get to warm.
i also have a 1963 featherweight 30-06 and i was wondering if yours was all original and if so what style of butt plate does it have.
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It's definitely all original and has a bakelite (plastic) butt plate. In May, I bought a new Model 70 Featherweight (made in Columbia, South Carolina) in .308 Winchester. It's a beauty - free floating barrel, MOA adj. trigger, schnoble forend, and nice checkering. (I'm still keeping it's grandfather, though.)

I finally got to the range with the new one last month. After sighting in, I only had time to shoot one 5-shot group (it started raining), but was very pleased with the accuracy. Group measured 1.38 inches with 4 shots in 0.87 inches. Ammo was 150 grain Hornady Superformance.

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Old 11-06-2012, 04:34 PM   #16
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My uncle had a model 70 in 1958 when he got married. His dad gave it to him before his death just before. My uncle was so broke and to proud to ask for any thing by hunting season he had one 30-06 silver tip and hiked up behind the house and shot a six point bull elk I guess a 6x6 or 12 point as easterners call them. In any case the elk was wounded and down and he didnt have another round to put it down. So he took the old walnut oiled stock and beat the elk to death with it.
By the time I was old enough and became familiar with the old rifle it had very little blueing left on it from many many years carrying it in the north idaho mountains and it had killed countless elk deer moose bear and few coyotes and few grouse had lost there heads to it.
I once when I was a teen watched my uncle drop another six point across a short canyon free hand with the original iron sites years later we range found the distance to be just over 450 yards.
He died a couple years ago and left the gun to a grandson. He never carried any thing but that old model 70 his entire life. When he got up in age he did put a scope on it when his eyes got bad. Every time a model 70 is mentioned i think about that old gun and how good my old uncle could shoot it.
That is a fine looking stable of model seventies

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How does your new FN produced M70 compared to your pre and post 1964 Winchester M70s?

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I think it's safe to say the "Rifleman's Rifle" is back. In my opinion, the darkest years for the Model 70 were from 1964 to 1968. They slowly made their way back to the Pre-64 quality - especially when Winchester brought back the CRF type extractor. I sure was sad when the New Haven plant closed, but if my new Featherweight is typical of the FN Model 70's from SC, then my faith in Winchester is restored.

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Here are my Model 70's:

1963 .30-06 Featherweight

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2012 .308 Featherweight

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Thanks so much

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