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Question 1975 winchester model 70 30-06

Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by jaypartin, Jan 5, 2013.

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  1. jaypartin

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    i'm interested to know which Winchester model 70 30-06 I own. it has walnut checkered stock with a raised cheek-piece and the pistol-grip is capped. The forend is checkered but does not have a black plastic tip. it has a jeweled bolt. it doesn't have a floor plate. I'm leaning towards the "ranger" but the info im getting on google is that they are marked ranger on the barrel. I have pictures I can send to whoever wants to guess. please send info to my email jaypartin@hotmail.com thank you
     

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  2. Jim Watson

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    Model 70A
     
  3. jaypartin

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    that was fast. thanks. does that make it a cheaper quality rifle?
     
  4. Jim Watson

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    It was a cheaper rifle in the lineup because the blind magazine is cheaper than a hinged floorplate and because it is cheaper not to attach a foreend tip than to put one on, etc.

    I don't think they had a lower quality of receiver or barrel that they put on them, though.
    It ought to shoot as well as a standard model 70 with a fancier stock.

    I think the stock is pretty well styled, it didn't have to be ugly just because it was a low end rifle.
     
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    It was sold as direct competition to the Remington 700 ADL version.

    The Rem 700 BDL had a hinged floor-plate, butt & forend cap, and a few other things.
    As did the standard Model 70.

    In 1977, a standard Model 70 had an MSRP of $250.
    The Model 70A was $215.

    Remington 700 BDL was $244.95.
    700 ADL was $214.95.

    rc
     
  6. jaypartin

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    thanks guys. now I wish I could just get my 4 hours back googling it this morning.
     
  7. Jim Watson

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    I looked it up in a book.
    I bet rc did, too.
     
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    No, I had a Win 70A once, Win Model 70's several times, and a few Rem 700 ADL & BDL's a few times too, a long time ago.
    So I knew the differances.

    I did have to look up the 1977 prices in a 1977 Guns & Ammo annual today though.

    I had forgot the exact MSRP price comparisons of the time.

    rc
     
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