My Model 70 Family

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by mes227, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. mes227

    mes227 New Member

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    Winchesters top to bottom:
    25-06 Super (modern) with Nikon Monarch 4-16x50mm BDC
    7mm Rem Mag Sporter (1980s) with Nikon Buckmaster 3-9x40mm BDC **
    30-06 (c 1950) with Leopold 3-9x40mm
    .338 Win Mag Sporter (c 1990) with Nikon Prostaff 3-9x40mm **

    ** Muzzle breaks recently installed by the Hunter's Den in Carson City, NV.
     

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  2. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Very nice very nice, you were bit by the winny bug huh, thats ok im a winny freak also 54an counting 35 are model 94 an commeratives tho
     

  3. Muliemaster

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    Also they did a good job on the muzzle brakes
     
  4. Muliemaster

    Muliemaster New Member

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    Before someone gets me wrong most of my winnys were passed down from my grandpa an father when they passed
     
  5. mes227

    mes227 New Member

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    Getting you "wrong" would mean we thought you'd acquired them all yourself. Which would make you a gun nut and we certainly don't want any of those on this forum!
     
  6. cottontop

    cottontop Guest

    I saw a pre '64 M70 today in .225 Winchester for $700. I probably should have bought it.
    BTW, you have a very nice collection. Those are all great rifles.
    cottontop
     
  7. MrWray

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    I love my M70 too, mine is the "shadow" model. Its one of the cheaper M70s but its a tack driver. I installed a Pentax 3x9x50 lightseeker scope and a harris bi-pod. Its a 7mmwsm, no advantage over the normal 7mm that ive noticed, but its a great shooting rifle

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  8. oldtymer35

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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.
     

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  9. oldtymer35

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    Cottontop,

    Are you sure it was a 225 Winchester? That cartridge made its debut with the 1964 version of the Model 70. Winchester dumped the 220 Swift in '63 and replaced it with the 225 Winchester in their '64 Model 70. That's probably why the price was $700. A pre-64 in good condition is worth at least twice that amount.

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  10. theropinfool

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    Here's my 1957 model 70 30-06. I have a Vortex Diamondback on it now (why go high end? This safe queen will NEVER see bad weather)



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    I also have the two best looking girls I know holding it.
     
  11. tomgodd

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

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    Thomas
     
  12. MrWray

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    Thats a sweet camo job
     
  13. tomgodd

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    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

    Thomas
     
  14. dld85

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    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.
     
  15. oldtymer35

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    dld85

    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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  16. onenut58

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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
     
  17. ChicagoJoe

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    How does your new FN produced M70 compared to your pre and post 1964 Winchester M70s?
     
  18. oldtymer35

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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.;)
     
  19. oldtymer35

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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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    Oldtymer
     
  20. dld85

    dld85 New Member

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    Thanks so much