FN SPR Detachable Box Mag on a Winchester M70 Featherweight?


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desidog
December 12, 2009, 02:53 PM
Can anyone tell me if I could order up an FN SPR trigger-guard and mag for a Winchester Model 70 Featherweight?

For me, a problem of hunting with a floor-plate rifle in freezing temperatures is unloading....in gloves....and i'd like to simplify things with a mag, if the cost isn't outrageous.

I imagine that the pieces should be interchangeable....i mean, they're made in the same factory....but if they are, then why haven't they been offered? I'd think it would be a really logical, basic marketing step for Winchester.

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SlamFire1
December 12, 2009, 03:50 PM
This FN actioned rifle has the magazine.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/SlamFire/M70%20pics/FNfulllengthDSCN8751.jpg

This one is the box.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/SlamFire/M70%20pics/M70action1.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v479/SlamFire/M70%20pics/showingmiddleactionscrewthread.jpg

I don't see any reason why you could not buy a new trigger guard and use a magazine.

I don't like the magazine. Has one less round than the box. (why Winchester does not offer a ten round mag, I don't know) It is $50.00 a pop. The edges are sharp and cut my fingers when loading. It is easy to slide a cartridge out the back of the thing, and you will cut your fingers trying to clear the jam.

I can certainly see how in hunting it would be easier to drop the magazine.

USSR
December 12, 2009, 05:50 PM
I don't think you can buy the FN bottom metal for their DM. I bought a FN SPR with the DM and converted it to use a floorplate, so I know their is no physical reason why you couldn't do it. There is a guy on Sniper's Hide that has created bottom metal that accepts AI detachable mags, which is a much better system.

Don

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