Got my 1949 Model 70 Scoped


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bushmaster1313
January 2, 2013, 10:34 PM
Weaver K 2.5 post reticle

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This from a 1949 issue of Outdoor Life:

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Liberty1776
January 2, 2013, 11:04 PM
Perfect! Looks absolutely classic.

bushmaster1313
January 3, 2013, 08:09 AM
Outdoors

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sage5907
January 3, 2013, 10:27 AM
That Model 70 is a wonderful rifle. There are those of us who see the real beauty and craftsmanship that was built into that rifle and few rifles built since have been better. With that Weaver scope you have continued the 1950's tradition. However, you could just as easily have created a long range rifle by adding a Leupold M3 scope in Leupold STD rings and bases, a Pachmayr Decelerator pad, and tailored handloaded bullets. Again, that's a great rifle and it will provide you many hours of satisfaction.

Speedgoat
January 3, 2013, 12:41 PM
That's a work of beauty. Classic Rifle with a Classic Scope. Looks very sharp!

I6turbo
January 3, 2013, 01:05 PM
Doesn't get much better than that!
Maybe I'm just old school, but there's not a black rifle made that triggers my admiration like that old gun. :)

Coyote3855
January 3, 2013, 01:16 PM
Nice. I have a Weaver 2.5 on my 1960 vintage Model 70 in .30-06, my first deer rifle bought new. My dad had an older K 2.5 on his custom 1917 Enfield, which now lives in my gun safe. Classics.

Vern Humphrey
January 3, 2013, 02:54 PM
That Weaver ad is deja vu. My dad hunted big game in Etheopia. He was a siesmologist (oil exploration) on a two year contract -- imagine a 2-year big game safari in Africa. He took a Lesser Kudu good enough for Roland Ward's and literally hundreds of other game -- gerenuk, tommies, oryx and so on, as well as a cheetah. He fed his whole crew with his hunting.

His rifle was a Savage 99 in .250-3000 with a Weaver K 2.5.

bushmaster1313
January 3, 2013, 07:37 PM
That Weaver ad is deja vu. My dad hunted big game in Etheopia. He was a siesmologist (oil exploration) on a two year contract -- imagine a 2-year big game safari in Africa. He took a Lesser Kudu good enough for Roland Ward's and literally hundreds of other game -- gerenuk, tommies, oryx and so on, as well as a cheetah. He fed his whole crew with his hunting.

His rifle was a Savage 99 in .250-3000 with a Weaver K 2.5.

Cool:cool:

heeler
January 3, 2013, 07:49 PM
I second 16turbo's statement.
A well blued,walnut stocked rifle that was made with exacting hands is a thing of exquisite beauty.

Eleanor416Rigby
January 3, 2013, 08:06 PM
Beautiful set-up. Brings back memories.

bannockburn
January 4, 2013, 12:35 PM
As usual a very classic looking set-up on an already classic bolt gun. Thanks for sharing.

cluck
January 5, 2013, 11:05 AM
Here's my '49 model 70 in 300 H&H magnum with a Redfield 3-9x. Almost sold it for $500 right after I got it. Didn't want to "ruin" an antique by firing it. Fool. Found out how nice it truly is.

longknife12
January 5, 2013, 12:03 PM
Beautiful, now, KEEP it! I've been a pre 64 freek for years, will not part with any of them! Just working the bolt and you feel the care in the way they were made.JMO
Dan
;)

bushmaster1313
January 5, 2013, 06:17 PM
In my humble opinion,
Life is too short to not shoot your best guns.

dbro822
January 6, 2013, 11:51 AM
^^^
what he said, thats a beauty!!!!

longknife12
January 6, 2013, 12:44 PM
BM, I asure you that mine are not safe queens, they get shot regularly! Really gets attention at the range when you bring out a couple of hard cased ones.
Dan

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