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Winchester Model 70

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by sprice, Mar 2, 2009.

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  1. sprice

    sprice Member

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    I would like to get a good model 70 action rifle with a stainless steel barrel and a cheap wood stock, good synthetic stock, or no stock- I'll get my own. Do any of you know where I can find a good model 70 like this? Anyone know of someone who builds model 70's or companies based on 70 actions like the kimber 8400's?
     
  2. dmazur

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    MRC makes actions which are a close copy of the Winchester M70. They are die-cast by the same outfit Ruger uses, then machined.

    The dimensions are close enough that the action will take aftermarket triggers designed for the M70, and the same is true for scope mounts.

    They sell a barreled action (barrels by Montana Rifleman), and you can then send this to a stockmaker, like Accurate Innovations perhaps, to have it fit. Or you can buy a stock and do it yourself.

    My understanding is that the MRC 1999 action is similar but not identical to the M70 as far as stock fit goes. Flat bottom receiver, recoil lug very similar. Two action screws instead of three.

    Some stock makers offer a version for the MRC 1999 and that's your best bet.

    Here's a link -

    Montana Rifleman

    On the other hand, Winchester is back in the game and selling Model 70's again, including a stainless model with a good synthetic stock -

    Winchester Model 70 Extreme Weather
     
  3. jim in Anchorage

    jim in Anchorage Member

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    What vintage M70? Lots of variations 1936- 2007.
     
  4. USSR

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    sprice,

    You build it. Buy a used M70 with the action you want, and sell off everything but the barrelled action. Then, send the barrelled action off to the gunsmith of your choice (any gunsmith worth his salt will work on a M70), and have him rebarrel it and build it from there. Here are a couple I had built:

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    Don
     
  5. jester_s1

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    If it doesn't have to be Winchester, an Interarms action would fit your needs. They are both Mauser derivatives. Mauser triggers will fit an interarms action, and they are good enough quality to be built up into nice rifles.
     
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    I have a brand new in the box Interarms MarkX action dated 1989 that I am going to build; one of these days. Just haven't figured what to put on it. In the mean time I fondle and caress it a lot.
     
  7. RevolvingCylinder

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    I have a post 64 Winchester model 70 in .30-06 and with a wood stock that I'm willing to part with.
     
  8. Runningman

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    Huh?? Ruger uses lost wax AKA investment casting process. Die casting is not the same process as investment casting. Ruger has there own facility.
     
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