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Hi,
 
I would like your experience please guys.. I used to have a Model 70 Winchester Featherweight which was in 270 and it worked well for me at the time. But that rifle was made a long, long time ago.
  I just found a "New in the Box" Win. Model Featherweight Stainless which was made while Winchester was still making Rifles at there New Haven CT. Production Plant..
 I would love to buy this rifle, its a 6.5x55 Swede
So my question is were these Winchester New Haven, Connecticut Rifles accurate in the last years or so they were built? Ive heard rumors of bad quality?
 
Thanks
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)     Back to Top Direct Link To This Post Posted: September/23/2009 at 21:38
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Can be .. I have a very late New Haven made 7mm/08 featherweight that likes  Hornady 139 gr SST's allot,,took a glass bedding job and trigger work to get there though...
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Thanks Martin,
I can handle that, How does it shoot now? How about the popcorn eaters, got any good info?SmileGet Your Popcorn Ready


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I can't comment on how accurate they were.  But I had a friend who purchased a .375 H&H when it was anounced that they were closing and when the rifle came it the checking was missing in spots and the blueing was not what the older one's were.
 
As far as accuracy can't comment the gun went off right away and had a new stock built for it, trigger work and a new refinishing...so pretty much a totally different gun then stock.
 
I have heard good reports on the brand new Winchesters, I just looked at a new feather weight and I thought it was a darn nice rifle.
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6.5x55 would serve you well. i saw a gun like that at a gun show in january and wished i had another $100 in my pocket to buy it. maybe next time.
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I picked up a M70 just before they closed up shop in CT. The fit and finish was o.k. but not great. It shot o.k. but not great. I ended up selling it shortly thereafter. Then, a couple of months ago, I fondled a new M70 in 30-06 that was made in SC. It was sweet...night and day difference. It's now on my future purchase list (along with other stuff). Big Grin
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Originally posted by bugsNbows bugsNbows wrote:

I picked up a M70 just before they closed up shop in CT. The fit and finish was o.k. but not great. It shot o.k. but not great. I ended up selling it shortly thereafter. Then, a couple of months ago, I fondled a new M70 in 30-06 that was made in SC. It was sweet...night and day difference. It's now on my future purchase list (along with other stuff). Big Grin


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mine shoots fine 3/4-1" groups, fit and finish excellent. it is in .300wsm.  Look it over if you like it buy it.
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As it turns out the Featherweight was bought by someone who had put a scope on it a couple years ago. Then he took the scope off and brought it back and said the Rifle had never been fired. This rifle is at a Cabela's in another state quite aways away..So since I have no way of inspecting it. Im gonna pass on this one and buy a Sako Finnlight Stainless 7mm-08 for 150.0 more than they want for this Winchester.. The Rifle God has saved me one more timeSmile Thanks Guys!
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