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Winchester 70 - Featherweight vs. Sporter

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by fnslpmark112, Nov 5, 2010.

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  1. fnslpmark112

    fnslpmark112 Member

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    I am really struggling with which Model 70 to purchase in 30-06. I started doing some reading on the Featherweight versions. People seem to really love this gun. Now, I am confused.

    Which do you like better as a general purpose hunting gun? Why?

    The specifications are remarkably similar:

    FW 22" 42 1/2" 13 3/4" 1/2" 1/2" 7 lbs.
    Sptr 24" 44 3/8" 13 3/4" 1/2" 1/2" 7 lbs. 4 oz

    How differently do they shoot?
     
  2. Grey Morel

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    Not THAT much different...

    The 'Sporter' will be a bit more stable but the 'Featherweight' will carry a bit better.

    2" of BBL length is not enough to worry about velocity wise, and 1/4lb is not that significant recoil wise - so get the one that suits you best.
     
  3. Mr_Pale_Horse

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    Featherweight in 308 or standard in 30-06. Maximize the weight reduction combining a short action in the Featherweight.
     
  4. desidog

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    I like the featherweight; the only downside to me is that I can't put a Harris bipod on the fore-stock with the Schnabel profile.
     
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    I bought a .270 featherweight last year and love it. I like the looks of the Schnabel forend and the feel of it is great.
     
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