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Old 02-27-2019, 04:50 PM   #1
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Default Any Winchester Model 70 Fans In Here? Post them up.

I have never bought a bolt action rifle in my life until yesterday. When I do rifle hunt, I have been hunting with my Rem 700 BDL 30-06 that was gifted to me by my dad when I was 18 (43 yrs old now).

I couldn't pass this one up. It's a 1981 Winchester Model 70 XTR Featherweight (Olin Edition) .308 topped with a Leupold Vari-xlll 3.5-10x40 in mint condition...not a mark on it.

As soon as I got it, I put a round in it, went behind the house and let one fly down range.

Post up your Win Model 70's if you have one.










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Old 02-27-2019, 04:54 PM   #2
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Default Any Winchester Model 70 Fans In Here? Post them up.

I just bought a Winchester 70 XTR in 222. Not sure what I will ever use it for but I bought it anyway. May never even shoot it.


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Old 02-27-2019, 05:07 PM   #3
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big fan here
have 3 and love them all
2 fwts and a sporter
pics to come later
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:12 PM   #4
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I just bought a Winchester 70 XTR in 222. Not sure what I will ever use it for but I bought it anyway. May never even shoot it.


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Old 02-27-2019, 05:15 PM   #5
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You gotta shoot the triple deuce


LOL...Why you say that? I canít even find ammo locally. I may a few times. It will have to get a better scope on it. The one that is on it is a cheap Bushnell.


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Old 02-27-2019, 05:29 PM   #6
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I have 2, a Featherweight in .270, and an African in .375 H&H.
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:41 PM   #7
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I’ve got the big bore bug bad for CRF M70. This thread will not help haha
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Old 02-27-2019, 05:49 PM   #8
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LOL...Why you say that? I canít even find ammo locally. I may a few times. It will have to get a better scope on it. The one that is on it is a cheap Bushnell.


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I have a soft spot for the 222 my first custom bench rest rifle was a Remington 40x Shilen barreled 222 back in the early 80ís
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Old 02-27-2019, 06:00 PM   #9
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I have a soft spot for the 222 my first custom bench rest rifle was a Remington 40x Shilen barreled 222 back in the early 80ís


Did you ever hunt with it?


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Old 02-27-2019, 06:11 PM   #10
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I've got a Pre-64 30-06 Featherweight that was my dad's uncles.

A~'73ish .264 Mag sporter. Meat getter.

A '92ish "new pre-64" stainless sporter chambered .270 Weatherby

And a newer Featherweight in .257 Roberts


I guess I'm just drawn to model 70s, all my favorite rifles have been them.


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Old 02-27-2019, 08:55 PM   #11
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The old .264




The .257 Rob



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Old 02-27-2019, 09:00 PM   #12
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I have the same exact M70 Featherweight in 30 06, beautiful riffle also have M70 Sporter 243 and M70 300 weatherby
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:04 PM   #13
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We currently have 3 Model 70's between the wife and I. Mine is a 1966 Model 70 in .270. Her main rifle is a 2006 Featherweight in .270 WSM. I just got her(and I) a 2009, unfired in box Super Grade in .300 Win Mag.

Still have the original stock for mine, but had a custom one made for it back in I believe 2009. It's American black walnut in exhibition grade. Go the blank from Watt's Walnut in Missouri.

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Old 02-27-2019, 09:20 PM   #14
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Not a M70 fan but my wife is very very very attached to her 257 Roberts Featherweight. I'd be in big trouble if anything happened to it if it was my fault.


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Old 02-27-2019, 09:25 PM   #15
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Didnt realize you could get weatherby calibers in model70’s.
I feel like a fwt in 257wby would be sweet to have.
Does/did winchester ever make one?
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Old 02-27-2019, 09:27 PM   #16
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I had mine rebarreled.


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Old 02-28-2019, 09:06 AM   #17
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I just bought a Winchester 70 XTR in 222. Not sure what I will ever use it for but I bought it anyway. May never even shoot it.


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Not a M70 fan but my wife is very very very attached to her 257 Roberts Featherweight. I'd be in big trouble if anything happened to it if it was my fault.


That .257 Roberts is a looker. Would make a great partner with my recent purchase.
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:29 AM   #18
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Top one is a pre-64 featherweight, that sucker been all over western US. The middle one, 243, I built for the kids, great gun. The last one Iím not sure what Iím going to do with, itís a 300 WSM and thought about building a light mountain rifle. I somehow fell into the model 70 over the years.
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Old 02-28-2019, 09:46 AM   #19
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.243 I don't know the year on, .308 from 1977 and .225 Winchester from 1965.
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Old 02-28-2019, 10:16 AM   #20
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I've had two model 70's. The first one was when they came back out with controlled round feed. Model 70 in 7mag is what I had. Killed a Dall sheep in the NWT with it, a huge bobcat and several whitetail before a friend wanted it ore than I did, so I sold it to him.

My other Model 70 is Featherweight in .257 Roberts. It's a critter killing machine.

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Old 02-28-2019, 10:47 AM   #21
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Don't have any readily available pics but both my dad and I have a 270 featherweight. By far my favorite rifle I own.
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Old 02-28-2019, 11:25 AM   #22
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I’ve got 2, one CRF Featherweight Classic .308 and one CRF Classic Sporter in 25-06.
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Old 02-28-2019, 01:17 PM   #23
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I only have one Winchester model 70 and it is a 375 H&H that was built in 1965. It is in pristine condition and a real tack driver. Wish I had a picture of it to post but unfortunately I don't.
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Old 02-28-2019, 02:17 PM   #24
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My favorite bolt gun ever made. Left to right: XTR Featherweight in .270; left hand super grade in .270; left hand in 7mm WSM; left hand classic stainless in 300 win mag. Also have a right handed model 70 extreme weather in .270. Can u guess my favorite caliber?

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Old 02-28-2019, 03:25 PM   #25
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M70 .270

Mines a killer. Dad gave it to me about 11 years ago. Not sure how old it is. I know my dad bought it for $400 18 years ago. I'll pass it down one day.

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Old 02-28-2019, 06:14 PM   #26
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Got two of them. Just picked up a 1965 from another member on here. And got a 1967 from my grandfather many many years ago. Both in '06.


I'ma interested in M70's from '65-'69 and 30-06. But might look at other calibers too.
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Old 02-28-2019, 06:24 PM   #27
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I Inherited two pre 64’s when my grandfather passed. One is a featherweight 308 that I took to Africa last year and the other is a 220 swift.
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Old 02-28-2019, 06:31 PM   #28
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I have a Model 70 Lightweight in 30-06. Saved up money from mowing neighborhood yards (and maybe with a little help from my Pops) and bought it brand new in 1994 when I was 12. Topped it off with a Tasco World Class 3-9x40 and I was in high cotton! Took my first deer ever the following season when I was 13. That doe was my first "Trophy" and I'll never forget it. Since then I have upgraded the glass a couple times and currently is topped with a Zeiss Conquest HD5. I've taken numerous animals since then and have bought, sold, traded 20+ other rifles, but 9 out of 10 times I'll reach for old faithful when its time!
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Old 02-28-2019, 07:10 PM   #29
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Hereís my new M70 featherweight in 300WM (far left obviously)

Have yet to shoot it, will soon. Special to me because 3 good friends of mine surprised me with it after I graduated paramedic school.


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Old 03-01-2019, 08:12 PM   #30
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M70 FWT in .22-250, my used-to-be go-to hog slayer.

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Old 03-01-2019, 08:55 PM   #31
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Pre 64 M70 375 H&H. 95%+ condition

Stays buried in my safe. It’s my brothers. He may never see it again







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Old 03-01-2019, 09:01 PM   #32
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2 model 70 “pre-64” in 30-06. 1 is super grade and both look brand new. Used one of them for one hunting season and decided to buy APR’s to keep the model 70’s in their current condition.

They sure are beautiful guns!
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:13 PM   #33
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My next rifle will be a mod70 CRF. In a 270 win. The quality control of Winchester right now is at an all time high some say. It might be made in Japan but a shooters a
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Old 03-01-2019, 09:53 PM   #34
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M70 Classic Super Grade with Maple stock chambered in 264 WM and topped with Leica 4X15X56
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Old 03-02-2019, 04:58 PM   #35
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