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Old 01-04-2002, 04:06 PM
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Default Winchester Model 70

Anyone have an opinion (of course you do!) on the winchester model 70s? I'm looking at one about 10-15 years old, in 222 caliber. I don't know if it is pre '64 or not. Actually if you already haven't figured it out, I don't know anything about them. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 01-04-2002, 08:30 PM
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Default RE: Winchester Model 70

I have three, two from the mid 70's and one brand new classic.

The two from the seventies, one is your basic that needed a little sweetening on the trigger and now is a great yote gun. The secondis my main big game rifle and very happy right off the bat with it.

Now for something really great, get one of the new classics. That is a great rifle.
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Old 01-04-2002, 08:39 PM
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Default RE: Winchester Model 70

They're an excellent rifle even the push feeds. Get the serial #s and we may be able to find out how old it is. I shoot 222 too too too.
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Old 01-04-2002, 10:33 PM
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They are good guns,very rarely does a really bad one slip by.
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Old 01-05-2002, 12:32 PM
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Hey Man, the difference between the Pre-64's and the modern Mod.70's is that Pre-64's are push feed design. This means that they have a full length extracter (like the Mausers) and are great for dangerous game as they rarely jam. Most people will argue that the Pre-64's yield a little to Push feed designs (Remington Mod.700, New Winchester Mod.70's, etc) but unless you intend to hunt paper at really long ranges, you wont see the difference. I have a New Mod. 70 (4 years Old)in the 30-06' which I have loaded over 10% over reccomended pressure with absolutely no problems. I have shot factory ammo into 3 shot groups at 150yds that measured .89 inches. needless to say, I don't like it, I LOVE My Winchester.. and I am sure you will too.
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Old 01-05-2002, 01:15 PM
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Default RE: Winchester Model 70

I have two of the newer Winchester M70's.
One is a .308 the other is a 7MM Magnum and I love them both!
The Pre-64 70's had the claw extractor, which is great for dangerous game or extracting stuck shells.
In '64 Winchester went to a push feed design to save money. The Winchester purist's howled that they were not as good as the old model. So the M70 got a bad rap! ( I do not know if they cut quality in other areas at that time or not, my guns were made in the late 80's and are great guns!)
So remember that some of the people who bad mouth the Winchester push feed models are some of the same one's who like the Remington 700! Which has always been a push feed bolt! Go figure!
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Old 01-05-2002, 04:05 PM
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Bought one last Christmas in 7mm Rem. Mag and it'll drive tacks.
The most accurate gun in my safe.
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