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Old 09-21-2009, 06:23 AM
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Originally Posted by statjunk
Dubs,

I have no idea what you're talking about. The action on the M70, at least the ones that I've handled have been exceptional.

Tom
I think I know what he means.I've only handled one and while the bolt cycled very smoothly it had what I can only describe as an uncertain feel to it when I closed the bolt handle down.Almost like it hadn't actually locked down properly.Very different feel compared to any other bolt guns I've handled.
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Old 09-21-2009, 12:07 PM
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Hmm. I will have to check it when I get home.

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Old 09-21-2009, 04:57 PM
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Bernie,

I cycled my bolt but I could not detect what you speak up. I fell it cam just slightly while bringing the bolt closed.

Feels very standard to me.

Tom
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Old 09-24-2009, 07:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Bernie P.
I think I know what he means.I've only handled one and while the bolt cycled very smoothly it had what I can only describe as an uncertain feel to it when I closed the bolt handle down.Almost like it hadn't actually locked down properly.Very different feel compared to any other bolt guns I've handled.
I visited a local gun shop this evening and experienced the same exact thing with a new Featherweight in .270 Win. It took almost no effort to open and close the bolt, and it did not feel like it "locked". No doubts that it could be opened by rubbing against some brush while carrying through the woods.

Other than that, it was a very nice firearm.
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:10 AM
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In between the hunting season, an Elk hunt and the birth of my son I haven't had much time. I was able to get out and shoot yesterday so I'm reporting the results.

I shot the Winnie after messing around with a Ruger 10/22 and it was pretty cold. So my results I believe are a result of weather and just general discomfort behind the scope. Should have gotten out of there but the puppy wanted to Bark.

6 IMR 4350 55g with Nos BT 165g OAL = 2.629 shot = 2.05"
6 IMR 4350 53g with Sierra GK 180gr OAL = 2.624 shot = 1.61"
6 IMR 4350 53g with Sierra GK 180gr OAL = 2.625 shot = 1.42"

The last recipe had one flier. The five shot group measured 0.91". That is when I found my groove but no more bullets. I don't know what it was just found the proper form and started dropping my face in behind the scope to find the right eye relief as opposed to searching around and such.

Either way not entirely dissatisfied with the results just wish I had found my groove sooner.

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