remington 700 vs winchester 70 classic


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palerider1
January 15, 2006, 08:54 PM
i'm comparing the remington 700 against the winchester model 70 classic supergrade III. the winchester is almost double the price, but i like some of the features on it like 5 rounds vs 4 rounds. i am comparing 30-06 caliber. any thoughts??? i was going to buy the remington, but now im kinda leaning towards the winchester.

thanks,

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Hemicuda
January 15, 2006, 09:08 PM
My thoughts on it... Winchester classic all the way...

the Winchester has positive feed, positive "claw" extraction, and a sweet safety...

the Remington is a push-feeder, with spring extractor... and a tang safety...

Preacherman
January 15, 2006, 09:58 PM
Remington's QC has gone way downhill over the past couple of years. I'd take a Winchester over a current-production Remington any day of the week.

Rockstar
January 15, 2006, 10:06 PM
Depends on what you how you want to use the rifle. If you're looking for accuracy and a trigger that's adjustable for creep, overtravel and pull by the consumer, then Remmy is your only choice. Also, Remington doesn't use a tang safety. Good chance that the Remmy will be more accurate than the Winchester.

If you're deer-hunting, accuracy won't make much difference, so if you just like the looks of the more expensive Winchester, then buy it.

CB900F
January 15, 2006, 11:26 PM
Palerider;

I bought a new model classic Winchester 70 in 97 I think it was. In any case, it's been a good gun. 'Bout four years ago I took my antelope, one shot, at 470 lasered yards. Checked it both ways too. Put the bullet about 2" from my ideal hit point. He was dead when I recovered from recoil. This was done off a rock solid rest with a following wind of about 10-15 mph about 5 degrees off my left shoulder. 150 grain bullet, my handload.

900F

USSR
January 16, 2006, 09:26 AM
Go with the one that handles best for you. I build all my precision tactical rifles on Winchester actions, but that is just my preference.

Don

The Real Hawkeye
January 16, 2006, 12:41 PM
Got to love the Winchester Super Grade 70, if you can afford it. Definitely a class above any Remington 700. Really should not even be compared, as they are directed at different buyers. Like asking which you should buy, a Mercedes Benz S Class or a Chrysler La Baron. If you can afford it, go with the Benz.

Essex County
January 16, 2006, 01:02 PM
The choice is obvious. For a hunting rifle get the M70.......Essex

Mute
January 16, 2006, 03:40 PM
My vote goes to:

Ford
Mary Ann
Coke
.45 ACP
AR-15

Thank you.

The Real Hawkeye
January 16, 2006, 09:16 PM
My vote goes to:

Ford
Mary Ann
Coke
.45 ACP
AR-15

Thank you.I'm with you on Marry Ann and .45 ACP.

JOKEN
January 17, 2006, 11:54 AM
I have both and prefer the 70. I t appears to me that the majority of custom rifle builders choose Winchester. Ken

BusMaster007
January 17, 2006, 03:49 PM
Way different choices you've got there.
I think you've got yourself talked into the Model 70, and I can't disagree with your choice, based on what it is...
The Winchester 70 Super Grade in .30-06 would be a helluva choice, especially on the .30-06's 100th Anniversary.
The rifle and cartridge are practically synonymous...

I prefer Remington 700's, but IF I ever got a Winchester, it'd be the Featherweight in 6.5x55 Swede...

Spend the big bucks and get the Super Grade!

BTW, I'll take Ginger and a Coke.:evil:

The Real Hawkeye
January 17, 2006, 03:59 PM
BTW, I'll take Ginger and a Coke.:evil:Really, not Gilligan? :neener:

BusMaster007
January 17, 2006, 04:04 PM
Yikes. :barf:

MLC
January 17, 2006, 05:31 PM
Get the Winchester soon!
This is sad news for future American sportsmen. (http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/connecticut/ny-bc-ct--winchesterclosing0117jan17,0,7667864.story?coll=ny-region-apconnecticut)

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