Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by 782bird, Mar 2, 2019.
The box code for a 284 Winchester push feed box magazine is the letter "C." The box code for a controlled feed box magazine is the letters "CC." The second C stands for claw. This is something we didn't know when we were trying to find a magazine for his rifle and it caused a lot of confusion. These codes are for a 284 Winchester only. In case you are interested Midwest Gun Works has a CC magazine for sale for $115. Their code is 9837. I would be interested to know if your rifle is a push feed or a controlled feed?
The CC indicates you have a controlled feed rifle which is what I would prefer. Production of the Model 70 classic DBM 284 rifle began in 1994 and probably ended that same year. I read somewhere that less than 200 of them were made. If you remove the stock please let me know if it has a steel insert behind the recoil lug. Hope you really enjoy the rifle.
Yes, that's it. I haven't seen it for 20 years and it's different from what I remembered. It looks like there are two pieces of metal, one in front of the recoil lug and one behind it, or is it one continuous piece? The glass bedding is about the same quality as what I remembered and when I first noticed it I think I was more disappointed with the quality of the work than with the metal. I've never seen that on another Model 70. Some Winchester engineer probably got a bonus for coming up with that idea. I still haven't figured out if it supported the recoil lug or kept the stock from cracking. Maybe they thought the stock was weaker because of the detachable magazine and thought it needed extra support. What do you think? Thanks for the picture.
NIB would be $2K, w/o box I'm not sure. Good luck in your sale.
For good reason too. I've been toying with having my 7mm-08 Tikka rechambered to .284 for about a year now. That is such a great hunting round.
Good luck on your sale. Hope it finds the right home!
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