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Winchester 70 Sporter - Wood vs. Synthetic

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by oldguy870, Apr 30, 2013.

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  1. Savage99

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    When the SS/Syn rifles came out I had to try one even though the good old walnut and blue still cuts the mustard for me.

    So I got a M70 in the new WSM and it's plastic stock was just so so. Then I got a Bansner and that was somewhat better. The rifle never shot that well so its gone.

    Then Kimber came out with the Montana's and they are superb. I have both the very light 84m's and the WSM's also.

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  2. oldguy870

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    On a wood stocked gun, if the barrel is free floated, will you still see POI changes with moisture, atmosphere, and elevation changes?

    I have heard it is a good idea to check the zero on your gun if you travel from a low elevation to a high elevation to hunt.
     
  3. joed

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    I'm as old or older then most of you and hated synthetic stocks, till I got my first one. I now prefer synthetic and am looking to replace the remaining wood with synthetic.

    Every wood stock rifle I've owned needed bedding work, not so the synthetic. Once you own one you'll change your mind.
     
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