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Winchester Model 70 in .300 Win Mag?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Adventurer_96, Aug 30, 2003.

  1. Adventurer_96

    Adventurer_96 Well-Known Member

    I came across an early post-64 Winchester Model 70 that dates from 1966 or 67, IIRC, and I know nothing about these rifles. I'd be looking for a general-purpose hunting rifle, and to me this seems like the one to go with. I'm a reloader, so I'd be able to have various loadings for different game. Plus, and I know it sounds silly, it's really a beautiful rifle. My wife even said it's "not as ugly" as my other guns. :)

    My only serious question would be how were the early actions on the .300 Win Mag rifles? It doesn't appear that this rifle was shot much, if at all, but I'm just curious if they were built strong enough from the beginning.
  2. Art Eatman

    Art Eatman Administrator Staff Member

    Nothing at all wrong with that action. Plenty strong.

    The post-'64 rifles were every bit as accurate as the earlier ones; some were even better. I had one of those limited-numbers 26" barrel .264s, 1965-ish, and it was right at being a tack driver.

    Shoot and enjoy!

    :), Art
  3. Adventurer_96

    Adventurer_96 Well-Known Member

    Thanks, Art. I figured as much, it's just good to hear it from someone else.

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