Winchester XTR 70


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Dag Liden
October 21, 2011, 05:38 PM
Got a Winchester XTR 70, 30-06 that I bought back in 1979 and it has served me very well over the years, but "the old timer" need a new stock and I'm faced with problems finding one.
Any ideas where I might be able buy a new stock ?

/Dough

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MMCSRET
October 21, 2011, 07:08 PM
Gun Parts Corp. has listed a stock for the Model 70 Featherweight that is a really nice stock, I got two of them. They will fit your XTR, maybe you will have to open the barrel channel slightly, I did not on a 1973 XTR in 270, it fit mine with no problems. They list for 124$ and change. Take a look, you might like the look of the FWT stock with the nice fluer-de-le (SP?) checkering pattern.

jmr40
October 22, 2011, 12:21 AM
These are made for the newer 1 piece bottom metal rifle, but they used to sell an adapter to make it work. I've used new synthetic stocks on old rifles by just placing two 1/4" flat washers between the stock and floorplate where the front action screw goes.

http://www.cdnninvestments.com/wisploacchwa.html

jmr40
October 22, 2011, 12:22 AM
These are made for the newer 1 piece bottom metal rifle, but they used to sell an adapter to make it work. I've used new synthetic stocks on old rifles by just placing two 1/4" flat washers between the stock and floorplate where the front action screw goes.

http://www.cdnninvestments.com/wisploacchwa.html

Here is the adaptor.

http://www.cdnninvestments.com/wistcosploac.html

Steve in PA
October 22, 2011, 02:10 AM
Are you looking for wood or synthetic?

I have a simialr Win 70 XTR in .30/06 that I bought at the USMC PX at Camp LeJeune, NC when I was in the Corps back in 1979. I recently put a Hogue Overmolded stock on the rifle and will be taking it to the range on Saturday.

Dag Liden
October 22, 2011, 11:28 PM
Well, I'm actually considering a synthetic -for a change....

Dag Liden
October 22, 2011, 11:30 PM
Thnx -that one looks really nice.

Lloyd Smale
October 23, 2011, 07:37 AM
I like the featherweight suggestion. there one of the best looking and handling stocks any manufacure has come up with. Look on ebay and the gun action sights and youll usually find take offs.

jmr40
October 23, 2011, 10:09 AM
Well, I'm actually considering a synthetic -for a change....

Lots more options for synthetic. How much you want to spend?

If you look on E-bay, gunbroker, etc. you can often find factory synthetic stocks for under $50. Honestly they work pretty well, at least as well as any of the cheaper aftermarket stocks costing much more.

For the money this is probably the best bet.

http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet/the-459/Bell-and-Carlson-Browning/Detail

They are a good stock, a little heavier than I like, but the lightest you will find under $600. One of the problems you will have is that this stock, like many others are designed for the newer 1 piece bottom metal and will require you to buy the adaptor I gave you a link to above. Or you can do this.

http://www.stockysstocks.com/servlet/the-template/winchester_70_bell_carlson_7775_7776/Page

I've put a couple of older Winchesters in the new stocks using this method with good results. I like this method better than buying the plastic adapter.

Hogue is another option, but I avoid them like the plague. I've bought 3 rifles that came with them and have thrown all 3 in the trash. Some guys like them, they shoot well enough, but I don't want a 3 lb stock that handles like a 4X4 post on my guns. The B&C stock above is much better, weighs 1/2 what the Hogue weighs and sells for about the same as the Hogue with full bedding block.

If you truly want a good stock I'd go McMillan. There are other good synthetic stocks out there, but I feel you get the most for the money with McMIllan. For around $520 you can get a very lightweight stock built in almost any stock design you want and custom built to your specs. Not cheap, but if you want a truly great light stock that will fit you this is the way to go.

MMCSRET
October 23, 2011, 11:31 AM
I have a Model 70 in a Ramline stock, was less than 50$ at a gun show. The guy didn't like it after he paid 70$ for it. I put it on a rebarreled push feed 70 in 338-06. Works great and reduces felt recoil, a lot.

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