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Questions on the Model 70 Featherweight Compact

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Voland, Mar 21, 2012.

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  1. Voland

    Voland Member

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    Ive been looking for a classic hunting rifle and I was hoping to get the opinion of the forum. I'm specifically looking for a Model 70 Featherweight Compact in .308 and wanted to know how they shoot, quality etc.

    I will probably be taking it out for deer or possibly hog hunts in Texas and surrounding states...


    Any way, looking for some actual opinions, pros and cons...

    Thanks!


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  2. 30Cal

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    I think it's got a smaller stock, right? Unless you're fairly small, I'd go with the Fwt, not the compact. You want the stock to fit well.

    I've got a Fwt from the 80's and I love it.
     
  3. Voland

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    Yeah, that's a good point. I didnt think about that... Ill have to shoulder both of them to see which one feels better...

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  4. A.Rifleman

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    I like the M70's.

    Get one with a soft recoil pad. Now many new rifles come with a thick soft Deceletrator pad.
     
  5. dubya450

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    I almost bought one last summer but opted for the regular featherweight instead. It just fit so much better even though the LOP difference is only 1/2 inch (I think) it makes a huge difference in the feel. As far as accuracy and quality go I think the new m70 is the best bolt rifle I've ever owned. I have 3 of them and they are my favorite deer rifles I've had. If you don't mind stainless, the stainless barrel and receiver contrasts the wood very nicely. But it'll cost about $100-150 more than the blued version.
     
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    A.rifleman is right, the thick decelerator pad that comes on them work really well. One of my m70's is a supergrade in 300 mag and it honestly has less felt recoil than the two 30-06's I've had. Even less than one that was an auto loader (BAR)
     
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