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Affordable Winchesters are getting harder to come by; But I got this!!!

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by flaman, Feb 19, 2006.

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  1. flaman

    flaman Member

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    I bought a Brand new Winchester Model 70 Coyote in the 300WSM.
    Since Winchester's announcement to shut down production, their products are getting harder (and more expensive) to come by. About a month ago, a friend of mine was in a little gun shop in Georgia. They had five different model 70's at "un-jacked", pre-announcement prices, so he bought them all. He knew that I wanted one, but also knew that I couldn't afford one at the time, So he bought one and reserved it for me. What a friend !!!
    I went to the gun show yeterday... I sold off some guns that I really had no need for, to come up with the funds needed to buy the Coyote (which only cost me $599.00). I scoped it with a Burris FFII scope, put a sling on it, and I'm going to shoot her today. My Model 70 270 WSM now has a big brother!!!
    I just wanted to share my exitment with this forum!!!
     
  2. The Real Hawkeye

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    Congrats, the Classic 70s are fine rifles.
     
  3. asknight

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    I'm not certain, but I don't think the Coyotes are the same as the Classics. I think the Coyote is push-feed, like a Remington whereas the Classic is standard Mauser-style controlled round feed. Am I mistaken?
     
  4. The Real Hawkeye

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    Yeah, I guess that's true. Still a nice rifle. The reason they used the push feed on the Coyote is probably because it had a better rep for accuracy than the CRF actions did. Intended for long range precision shooting, I guess, like a "beanfield rifle."
     
  5. ReadyontheRight

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    Congrats. Good rifle and a great friend.

    I had my eye on a pre-64 94 that was $175 at Metro Gun Pawn in Richfield in early January. :banghead: I waited and went back after the announcement.

    $550!

    The Frontiersman in St. Louis Park had one Win rifle left that same day - .223 short magnum. It sold over the phone while I was there.
     
  6. redranger1

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    im pretty sure the coyote model is also the crf just like the classics.
     
  7. colt.45

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    asknight, its the other way around, cyote's have the controled round push feed.

    coagrays flaman, give us a range report:D
     
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