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remington 700 vs winchester 70 classic

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by palerider1, Jan 15, 2006.

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  1. palerider1

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    i'm comparing the remington 700 against the winchester model 70 classic supergrade III. the winchester is almost double the price, but i like some of the features on it like 5 rounds vs 4 rounds. i am comparing 30-06 caliber. any thoughts??? i was going to buy the remington, but now im kinda leaning towards the winchester.

    thanks,
     
  2. Hemicuda

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    My thoughts on it... Winchester classic all the way...

    the Winchester has positive feed, positive "claw" extraction, and a sweet safety...

    the Remington is a push-feeder, with spring extractor... and a tang safety...
     
  3. Preacherman

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    Remington's QC has gone way downhill over the past couple of years. I'd take a Winchester over a current-production Remington any day of the week.
     
  4. Rockstar

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    Depends on what you how you want to use the rifle. If you're looking for accuracy and a trigger that's adjustable for creep, overtravel and pull by the consumer, then Remmy is your only choice. Also, Remington doesn't use a tang safety. Good chance that the Remmy will be more accurate than the Winchester.

    If you're deer-hunting, accuracy won't make much difference, so if you just like the looks of the more expensive Winchester, then buy it.
     
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    Palerider;

    I bought a new model classic Winchester 70 in 97 I think it was. In any case, it's been a good gun. 'Bout four years ago I took my antelope, one shot, at 470 lasered yards. Checked it both ways too. Put the bullet about 2" from my ideal hit point. He was dead when I recovered from recoil. This was done off a rock solid rest with a following wind of about 10-15 mph about 5 degrees off my left shoulder. 150 grain bullet, my handload.

    900F
     
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    Go with the one that handles best for you. I build all my precision tactical rifles on Winchester actions, but that is just my preference.

    Don
     
  7. The Real Hawkeye

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    Got to love the Winchester Super Grade 70, if you can afford it. Definitely a class above any Remington 700. Really should not even be compared, as they are directed at different buyers. Like asking which you should buy, a Mercedes Benz S Class or a Chrysler La Baron. If you can afford it, go with the Benz.
     
  8. Essex County

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    The choice is obvious. For a hunting rifle get the M70.......Essex
     
  9. Mute

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    My vote goes to:

    Ford
    Mary Ann
    Coke
    .45 ACP
    AR-15

    Thank you.
     
  10. The Real Hawkeye

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    I'm with you on Marry Ann and .45 ACP.
     
  11. JOKEN

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    I have both and prefer the 70. I t appears to me that the majority of custom rifle builders choose Winchester. Ken
     
  12. BusMaster007

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    Way different choices you've got there.
    I think you've got yourself talked into the Model 70, and I can't disagree with your choice, based on what it is...
    The Winchester 70 Super Grade in .30-06 would be a helluva choice, especially on the .30-06's 100th Anniversary.
    The rifle and cartridge are practically synonymous...

    I prefer Remington 700's, but IF I ever got a Winchester, it'd be the Featherweight in 6.5x55 Swede...

    Spend the big bucks and get the Super Grade!

    BTW, I'll take Ginger and a Coke.:evil:
     
  13. The Real Hawkeye

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    Really, not Gilligan? :neener:
     
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