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win mod 70????

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by tiko_joe, Dec 19, 2007.

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  1. tiko_joe

    tiko_joe Member

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    how good is winchester model 70, as far as accuracy, reliability, how many rounds before barrel change stuff like that??
     
  2. Win75

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    The Model 70 is my favorite rifle. The ones I have are reliable, accurate, and look good just setting there. :)

    I have never shot one enough to need a barrel change. Mine are as accurate today as when I bought them. Just treat them good, keep them clean inside and out and they will serve you a lifetime.
     
  3. Steve in PA

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    I only have one Mod 70........its in .30/06 and I bought it about 28 years ago. Great rifle.......excellent accuracy. I'm glad they are making it again, I just hope they make them like they used to.
     
  4. USSR

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    tiko joe,

    There is no easy answer to your question. The Winchester M70 is a very good design. I had several LR Match rifles built using the M70 action. How a particular M70 will shoot is the luck of the draw, as it is with any mass produced rifle. The number of rounds before a barrel change is more a factor of what cartridge the rifle is chambered in, and how the rifle was shot and taken care of.

    Don
     
  5. Oohrah

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    Was issued a heavy barreled one in early Nam as a Sniper rifle. It
    served very well with the exception of the outside finish did not
    last. Original Lyman Alaskan scope was replaced with a Redfield.

    I bought a new pre 64 for my own in a Featherweight version in
    1962. This one after free floating the stock would produce inch and
    an eigth ten shot groups at 100 yards using 180 grain Sierras with a
    case full of 483l.

    You would have to fire many thousands of rounds before you would
    notice a drop off in accuracy. I am only familiar with the pre 64, model
    70 Winchesters
     
  6. skinewmexico

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    We should all be so lucky as to actually shoot the barrel out of a rifle.
     
  7. oregonhunter

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    I have a late 60's m70 featherweight xtr in 30-06, my favorite rifle and it sure is purdy to boot. It shoots at or under 1" at a hundred all day long.
     
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