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Old 12-19-2022, 03:55 PM   #51
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Always liked the look of em. Shot my first deer with a win 223
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Old 12-21-2022, 09:58 PM   #52
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Hereís a picture of my favorite one in my collection. Model 70 stainless classic 270 from 1995 I also purchased one from 1994 from a member here but Iíve not found a scope for it yet.
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Old 12-21-2022, 11:08 PM   #53
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Old 12-21-2022, 11:40 PM   #54
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I have 2, a Featherweight in .270, and an African in .375 H&H.
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My dream combo of 70s.
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Old 12-22-2022, 01:57 AM   #55
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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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I have the Pre-Ď64 m70 30-06 in the Featherweight also. That sucker kicks worse than anything Iíve shot before. I shot my Cape buffalo with a 500N and it was nothing close to that or the 375 H&H, I love that gun though. Iíve carried it on several hunts to MT, great mountain gun.
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Old 12-22-2022, 03:53 AM   #56
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Win model 70. Super grade in 270
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Old 12-22-2022, 06:35 AM   #57
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I'm currently in the process of building a 30/06 on a donor action from 1954. I'll get my action and barrel back from my gunsmith at DSC. Then it'll be time to start whittling wood.
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Old 12-22-2022, 06:56 AM   #58
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Hereís a picture of my favorite one in my collection. Model 70 stainless classic 270 from 1995 I also purchased one from 1994 from a member here but Iíve not found a scope for it yet.
I have the same but itís a 300wm featherweight.
The wood on mine does not look that detailed though. That oneís a beauty.
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Old 12-22-2022, 07:34 AM   #59
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M70 Classic Super Grade with Maple stock chambered in 264 WM and topped with Leica 4X15X56
Wow, she's a beaut!
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Old 12-22-2022, 08:26 AM   #60
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Iíll play. Pre-64 custom by Sterling Davenport in .416 Hoffman.
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Old 12-22-2022, 08:45 AM   #61
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Hereís a picture of my favorite one in my collection. Model 70 stainless classic 270 from 1995 I also purchased one from 1994 from a member here but Iíve not found a scope for it yet.
Beauty!!! I love the stainless/silver scope combo. I have a Rem 700 CDL 257 Weatherby Mag but the wood sure isn't as pretty as this one.
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Old 12-22-2022, 09:05 AM   #62
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A few questions... Do they still make these rifles or is there a certain year where they stopped.

I'm assuming the quality dropped off severely if they're still making them based on other brands?

For the featherweight models are there different grades in those or are all featherweights the same?

Does anybody have a featherweight in 2506? If so any feedback on accuracy quality.
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Old 12-22-2022, 10:35 AM   #63
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they still make them, and the quality is still there for the most part. Most people are looking for the years that they made them with controlled round feed rather than the push feed models. Thats why you see alot of people prizing the pre-64 models or any generation after production ramped up in SC in the 90's.

for a production rifle, it's really hard to beat the quality of a model-70 super grade. And if you like wood stocks, there is not another production lightweight rifle made with wood that rivals the M-70 featherweight IMO.

They are my favorite factory bolt rifle, and I have 9 different model 70's in my safe to compliment some Sakos, Weatherbys, Remingtons, Kimbers, Coopers, etc.
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Old 01-11-2023, 10:09 AM   #64
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I have always been a Winchester fan
Shot a 300wm western for 35 years till It was taken frozen me

Just replaced it with m70 lightweight 270

300 & a cull
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Old 01-11-2023, 01:40 PM   #65
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they still make them, and the quality is still there for the most part. Most people are looking for the years that they made them with controlled round feed rather than the push feed models. Thats why you see alot of people prizing the pre-64 models or any generation after production ramped up in SC in the 90's.
Winchester started producing the CRF actions again in 92? and made them alongside the push feed actions until the New Haven plant closed in 2006. By then, most of the tooling had long since worn out and tolerances were sloppy.

FN then bought Winchester and started production at its SC plant in 2008, with later models being "assembled" at its Portugal factory.

I've owned several different models/years and the newer FN made Winchesters are solid. I'd go so far as to say they beat anything that came out of New Haven after 1964.

I don't know if it's a lack of marketing/new competition or what, but you don't hear a lot of people talking about the Model 70s nowadays. And that's a real shame, cause they're the best they've ever been.
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Old 01-12-2023, 09:35 AM   #66
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I bought one of the new CRF Model 70's in '93 I think. It was in 7 Mag and I had purchased it for hunting west Texas mulies and a NWT Dall Sheep hunt I had planned for 1995. That was one accurate rifle with handloaded 162 grain Hornady BTSP's. The only problem was the chamber. I guess the reamer had a piece of metal or something hung on it and it gouged a chuck out of the chamber that made a raised area in a semi circle around the case when fired.

I had a local smith polish the rough edge out. I didn't want to come face to face with an angry grizzly and have a case stick in the chamber and the smith did a great job.

I sold that gun after I got back from NWT. Some guy wanted it more than me I guess, but I wish I had it back.
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Old 01-12-2023, 10:15 AM   #67
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I have a stainless/synthetic 300 Win with a Boss that I got for free. Great shooter but not fun to shoot after about a box.
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Old 01-12-2023, 11:14 AM   #68
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My '67 this past Saturday. Downed an axis, doe, axis spike, and whitetail all the same day last Saturday with handloads. I was way over scoped for this blind. But, you don't always know when going into a draw hunt.Name:  20230106_124520.jpg
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The fish are biting and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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Old 01-12-2023, 11:16 AM   #69
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I also found someone with some decent trigger springs. Got my '67 down to 1lb-3oz. And the '65 down to 2.75 lbs with a little stiffer spring.

The fish are biting and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
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Old 01-12-2023, 02:54 PM   #70
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I'll have to get mine out and post what I have here for you.
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Old 01-12-2023, 03:03 PM   #71
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Sweet rifles!
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Old 01-12-2023, 03:19 PM   #72
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picked up an XTR 257 roberts a while back
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Old 01-12-2023, 04:45 PM   #73
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My '67 this past Saturday. Downed an axis, doe, axis spike, and whitetail all the same day last Saturday with handloads. I was way over scoped for this blind. But, you don't always know when going into a draw hunt.Attachment 1115842Attachment 1115843

The fish are biting and there's hogs to be kill-t. Gotta go!
You never said you killed stuff! I like you more than ever now!
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Old 01-13-2023, 06:08 AM   #74
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Here is my Model 70 in it's current form. It is an action from 1953. I picked it back up from my gunsmith at DSC. He threaded and chambered the barrel and made the quarter rib for me. I don't have a lathe or mill at home unfortunately.
It is chambered in 30-06.

I'll start a long (emphasis on long) live thread when I start whittling on that stock blank.
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Old 01-13-2023, 08:12 AM   #75
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picked up an XTR 257 roberts a while back
I"ve got the exact same rifle. You're gonna love it. Mine is super accurate with the 90 gr. Barnes x bullet hand loads.
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Old 01-13-2023, 08:18 AM   #76
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Anyone have a red-pad Featherweight they want to part with?!?!?

Text me @ 254/459-258four
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Old 01-13-2023, 08:30 AM   #77
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Hereís the gun Iíll be using this fall for elk. Model 70 XTR Featherweight in 30/06. Made around 1982. Put in a new trigger spring and itís a crisp 2 lbs pull. Shoots great.


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Old 01-13-2023, 08:48 AM   #78
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I bought a Model 70 from Trophy8 on here and had West Texas Ordnance build me a 338 Winchester Magnum with the action. They trued the action, installed a SpeedLock kit, Timney trigger, Preferred barrel and Mcmillan Varmint stock.

Very accurate and easy on the shoulder.
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Old 01-13-2023, 10:54 PM   #79
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First one is a 220 swift second a Ď32 rebarreled to to 25-06.


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Old 01-13-2023, 10:56 PM   #80
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we have 3 pre '64 all in 270. My great grandfather bought all 3 together and gave 1 to my granddad and one to my great uncle. great grandad and uncle both past but we were able to recover both to keep them all together. They are willed to me and one day I want to have them redone to continue passing them down.
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Old 01-13-2023, 11:21 PM   #81
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300 WSM and 3006.


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Old 01-23-2023, 06:13 PM   #82
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Anyone?? I had a guy text me with a 7mm-08 and I accidentally deleted his message!
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Old 01-23-2023, 06:22 PM   #83
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Have owned a few! They are very nice guns!
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Old 01-24-2023, 08:46 PM   #84
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Finally got mine to get started on. Mid 90ís stainless m70 Laredo someone barreled it in 7RUM and it was terribly done. Dropped it off at the gunsmith after Christmas and Iím having it barreled. Going with a Shillen stainless 1-8Ē 7 mag. Going fast twist so I can run the 175-190 bergers.


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Old 01-24-2023, 09:03 PM   #85
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M70 XTR Featherweight in the caliber Jack made famous.

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Old 01-24-2023, 09:15 PM   #86
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I have one in 7mm WSM... 270 WSM and 300 WSM... 7mm WSM has killed a bunch of deer

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Old 01-25-2023, 08:41 AM   #87
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Always liked the 70 but was never lucky enough to own one that would shoot under about 2" at 100 even with handloads. I think the barrels were just not that good. I loved the action and safety, overall balance and feel. I have a buddy that has a RMEF .264 with composite stock and we finally got him some handloads to group under an inch with medium weight bullets.
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Old 01-25-2023, 02:04 PM   #88
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Always liked the 70 but was never lucky enough to own one that would shoot under about 2" at 100 even with handloads. I think the barrels were just not that good. I loved the action and safety, overall balance and feel. I have a buddy that has a RMEF .264 with composite stock and we finally got him some handloads to group under an inch with medium weight bullets.
I feel the same way.
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