Winchester Model 70

Talk about the best guns and ammunition for deer hunting!
User avatar
ranwin33
 
Posts: 2110
Joined: Sun May 04, 2008 2:12 pm
Location: Kansas and Missouri

Winchester Model 70

Postby ranwin33 » Mon Aug 25, 2008 3:11 pm

These guns were suppose to be available around June.  Has anybody seen or shot one? 

Robert Rowland
 
Posts: 316
Joined: Sun May 04, 2008 5:38 am

RE: Winchester Model 70

Postby Robert Rowland » Mon Aug 25, 2008 4:15 pm

Have not had my hands on one, but the guys at work were talking about a new model of Savage that is supposed to be their answer to the model 70 Winchester for less money. They were on sale at Bass Pro last week. Supposed to be a very accurate, no frills rifle for less money.

User avatar
PrairieShadow
 
Posts: 642
Joined: Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:48 pm

RE: Winchester Model 70

Postby PrairieShadow » Tue Aug 26, 2008 4:27 am

Winchester mod 70's arent available? Since when?

User avatar
ranwin33
 
Posts: 2110
Joined: Sun May 04, 2008 2:12 pm
Location: Kansas and Missouri

RE: Winchester Model 70

Postby ranwin33 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:39 am

I own a Savage now, it is accurate.  Bought it before the accutrigger came out.
 
Really would like a Winchester though - Was thinking the new model 70 might be a good option.

marshall9779
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:42 am

RE: Winchester Model 70

Postby marshall9779 » Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:55 am

I have a Model 70 from 2001. I have it in 270WSM. I like it a lot. I think it's the shadow or stealth model or something. It has the black composite stock. It shoots great. 1" groups at 100yds with some of the hand loads my Dad came up with.

Robert Rowland
 
Posts: 316
Joined: Sun May 04, 2008 5:38 am

RE: Winchester Model 70

Postby Robert Rowland » Wed Sep 03, 2008 3:55 pm

There was a rumor that the model 70 was going to be discontinued. The truth is that it has been improved. That is the model we are speaking of.
The trigger has been revamped and you can get an overmolded stock.
It's still a model 70, but not what you are used to.

User avatar
PrairieShadow
 
Posts: 642
Joined: Thu Aug 21, 2008 1:48 pm

RE: Winchester Model 70

Postby PrairieShadow » Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:04 pm

Gotchya, Thanks

marshall9779
 
Posts: 83
Joined: Fri Aug 29, 2008 7:42 am

RE: Winchester Model 70

Postby marshall9779 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 2:57 am

ORIGINAL: Robert Rowland

There was a rumor that the model 70 was going to be discontinued. The truth is that it has been improved. That is the model we are speaking of.
The trigger has been revamped and you can get an overmolded stock.
It's still a model 70, but not what you are used to.

 
The one that I have, it had no creep in the trigger but the pull was way too much. I think it was about 8.5 lb and I had it dropped to just a hair over 3. Don't have to strangle the life out of it anymore.

User avatar
ranwin33
 
Posts: 2110
Joined: Sun May 04, 2008 2:12 pm
Location: Kansas and Missouri

RE: Winchester Model 70

Postby ranwin33 » Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:19 am

ORIGINAL: Robert Rowland

There was a rumor that the model 70 was going to be discontinued. The truth is that it has been improved. That is the model we are speaking of.
The trigger has been revamped and you can get an overmolded stock.
It's still a model 70, but not what you are used to.

Have you seen them for sale anywhere though?
 
The new ones, not the old ones.

Robert Rowland
 
Posts: 316
Joined: Sun May 04, 2008 5:38 am

RE: Winchester Model 70

Postby Robert Rowland » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:38 pm

Ranwin,
 Can't say Iv'e seen them, but I haven't looked either. One of the guys at work was talking of getting one but I think he also has just read about them. I drive right by Cabela's and Bass Pro on my way to work & back but it's amazing how little time I spend there since the new wore off. I might swing in to look for one tomorrow though. I also have a neat little gun shop not far from the house. I might drop in and see if he has any.

Next

Return to Guns and Ammo

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests