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Winchester Model 70 carbine?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by ACP, Nov 24, 2006.

  1. ACP

    ACP Well-Known Member

    I saw an odd duck at a local shop today that I can't find much info. on.

    It was a "Winchester Model 70 Carbine" (as stamped on the barrel) bolt action in .223 Remington caliber with a laminated brown wood stock. The barrel was blued, about 20" long and of a medium or thin contour. The trigger was grooved. It had an internal box magazine and was fitted with an older Bushnell Banner 3-9x scope in Weaver rings. The rifle looked relatively new -- price was $480.

    Anyone ever seen or fired one of these? How does it shoot? It felt very light in the hands and had a very crisp trigger.
  2. Dave Markowitz

    Dave Markowitz Well-Known Member

    My brother has a Model 70 LW Carbine in .250-3000. It has a walnut stock, though, not laminated. It's been used on a few deer. Very nice shooting rifle.

    In .223 it would make a good walking around varmint gun.
  3. Pumpkinheaver

    Pumpkinheaver Well-Known Member

    I had one in 22-250, it was a perfect walking varmit rifle. Wish I still had it.
  4. Fred Fuller

    Fred Fuller Moderator Emeritus

    Mine's a .308, nigh a perfect deer rifle for the areas I hunt (central AL and eastern NC) IMO. I bought it years ago, NIB. It's blued steel in a synthetic stock, no iron sights.

    It might be for sale after they throw dirt in my face...


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