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Winchester Model 70 Featherweight

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by hughie, Aug 31, 2013.

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  1. hughie

    hughie Member

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    Whe are these rifles going to be available. Looking for one in a 22-250.
     
  2. Abel

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    They have been out for a while. My 30-06 is a 2011.
     
  3. dbro822

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    Local hardware store has one in stock, and a 270, and a 300, and had a 264 that is in my safe now.
     
  4. jmr40

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    Winchester stopped making rifles in 2006. FN started production again in 2008. There was only a short time when they were not made.
     
  5. skoro

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    They're currently in production at the FN plant in SC. I liked my first (243) so well I now have a second in 30-06.
     
  6. CountGlockulla

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    Here is my 7mm Mauser released this year for Shot Show

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  7. Geno

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    That is a great looking rifle!

    Geno
     
  8. Savage99

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    That silly looking scope with all the knobs on that mount with the Firestone Town and Country tread is way out of line on a Featherweight.

    The owner must be of the AR type.

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  9. Gtscotty

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    I have a current production Featherweight in .243, and like it so much I'm trying to figure out what caliber I want my second M70 to be. In my opinion it is one of the best rifles to be had under $1k.

    Dbro822, how does that .264 do with 140 gr bullets, i've heard it has a 1 in 9 twist?
     
  10. Kachok

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    Mine is a Featherweight in 308 I love that gun real classy and great feel. Accuracy is good only minor gripes are a slightly rough chamber and for some odd reason it does not like anything in 165gr.
     
  11. Sam1911

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    Savage, while I see what you're saying, surely there's a more well-considered way to say it?

    It does beg for a classic mount and glass, but many of us have to run what we have on hand. More elegant parts cost money.
     
  12. CountGlockulla

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    Or the owner wanted a dual-purpose hunting and target rifle in 7x57 that could make accurate hits beyond 250 yards because it has the ability to dial-in a correct dope. Not everyone shoots what was in vogue when you where trying to drive Charlie out of Vietnam :)

    You are really going to dislike it when my MCM stock gets in.
     
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  13. Ratshooter

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    Count you have the exact rifle I want. I have been looking at them on GB for a few weeks. If hadn't blown my rifle budget on a very clean ruger MKII in 30-06 about three weeks ago I would have one. But its next up on the gun to buy. I am already set up for reloading the 7x57. It was the first rifle caliber I started reloading for about 30 years ago. I have killed most of my deer with that round.

    And don't let anyone give you crap about your scope mount. My buddy does that to me if I don't have the top of the line in anything I own. He hates Weaver style bases. He doesn't seem to understand those are the choice of the U.S. military.
     
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  14. MCMXI

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    Picatinny rails have their place, particularly if you're trying to mount a scope that has plenty of eye relif but due to the constraints of the receiver and/or scope, you can't get it far enough forward. I agree that they're aesthetically questionable on a hunting rifle but they sure are practical. I will also admit that I had Picatinny rails on a Kimber and Winchester and changed to Talley rings/bases but had to buy a different scope for one of the rifles to do that. In addition to the rail bothering me visually, I couldn't get the scopes low enough even with low rings. However, I don't see any issue with the scope. We're all free to choose what we want for whatever reason we want. I have a "tactical" scope on my Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather SS in .308 Win. It has a 30mm tube, 1MOA elevation, 0.5MOA windage, parallax adjustment and an illuminated reticle. I'm planning on something less tactical but it'll have to do for the moment.

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    Y'all probably getting tired of seeing this rifle...but...I have a somewhat "tactical" scope on my Winchester too...Vortex Viper HS 4-16x44 with side focus...30mm tube...I have no plans to change it either, I bought it specifically for this rifle...the rings are TPS super lows, on Warne steel bases.

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    And...

    A dual purpose rifle is exactly what I wanted, light enough to hunt with (9 lbs. loaded and ready to go)...heavy enough to shoot well (easy on the shoulder) even with stiff loads pushing 190 grain bullets up near 2,700 fps...and accurate enough for solid 600 yard hunting.

    It works prefect too...and could be pushed to 800 yards and still be "minute of dead deer" accurate.
     
  18. Abel

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    You are just confused and addled. It will be ok.
     
  19. Flatbush Harry

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    I recently picked up a NIB Featherweight Super Grade in 7mm Mauser at Cabelas.

    Wonderful rifle.

    Harry
     
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    Hey Gtscotty, It has been a very busy summer, so I have only got a box and a half run through it, all winchester 140 power points. It will shoot a good 3/4" group at 100. I toped it of with a luepold 3.5-10cds. This winter I'll be working on a good load, but so far this is now becoming my favorite rifle to go bast rocks on the hill, got a few picked out roughly elk sized out to 550-600 yards, it a hit every time.
     
  21. CountGlockulla

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    Nice score. Would love to see a picture of the stock I you get a chance.
     
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    Go to CDNN.
     
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    Here's a photo of mine purchased in December of 2012. Wish my worthless Nikon took good pictures.

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  24. Gtscotty

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    I love those stainless featherweights, what caliber is yours chambered in Joed?

    Dbro822,
    That's exactly what I wanted to hear, the internet had me psyched out thinking that the 9 twist Winchester uses on their 264s would cause problems with 14O gr bullets.
     
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