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anyone have any experience with the winchetser model 70's. Are they good guns or at least comparable to the 700's?
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Depends on how you define "good gun."  It's a personal preference thing -- whether you personally prefer the M70's design and features better than the M700.  On average, I haven't found M70's to be quite as accurate as the average M700, but they are very reliable rifles that will last several lifetimes.  But, out of the box production rifle accuracy is totally a crap shoot -- some shoot great, some don't.  It also depends on which M70 you're talking about (when it was made), as there have been 5 generations of them.  The current M70 made by FN in SC is as good as any mid priced production rifle out there quality-wise, and has an "improved" trigger vs. earlier M70 generations.  I like certain models of the M70, but I'm not too fond of those made during the mid 1960's to late 1970's/early 1980's time period personally.  
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Originally posted by darrel from meraux darrel from meraux wrote:

anyone have any experience with the winchetser model 70's. Are they good guns or at least comparable to the 700's?
 
Yes.   Don't leave home without one.  
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I have both Remington m 700 and Winchester m70 rifles in a variety of calibers and I have had a few by both companies that wouldn't shot factory ammo for crap,that was my main reason for starting reloading ammo.I have a winchester 70 classic sporter LT in 25-06 that will put factory 85gr ballistic tips in a hole the size of a dime at a hundred yards.My 700CDL in the same caliber  with the same ammo shots a group of three inches.I personally like both makes of rifles,you can get a good rifle from them or a bad one,a friend of mine just purchased a 700 CDL with no rifling in the barrel 
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Originally posted by gun74 gun74 wrote:

a friend of mine just purchased a 700 CDL with no rifling in the barrel 
 
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Originally posted by gun74 gun74 wrote:

I have both Remington m 700 and Winchester m70 rifles in a variety of calibers and I have had a few by both companies that wouldn't shot factory ammo for crap,that was my main reason for starting reloading ammo.I have a winchester 70 classic sporter LT in 25-06 that will put factory 85gr ballistic tips in a hole the size of a dime at a hundred yards.My 700CDL in the same caliber  with the same ammo shots a group of three inches.I personally like both makes of rifles,you can get a good rifle from them or a bad one,a friend of mine just purchased a 700 CDL with no rifling in the barrel 
Wow, someone should get fired in Ilion!
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Originally posted by gun74 gun74 wrote:

I have both Remington m 700 and Winchester m70 rifles in a variety of calibers and I have had a few by both companies that wouldn't shot factory ammo for crap,that was my main reason for starting reloading ammo.I have a winchester 70 classic sporter LT in 25-06 that will put factory 85gr ballistic tips in a hole the size of a dime at a hundred yards.My 700CDL in the same caliber  with the same ammo shots a group of three inches.I personally like both makes of rifles,you can get a good rifle from them or a bad one,a friend of mine just purchased a 700 CDL with no rifling in the barrel 
 
Thirty years ago a friend of mine who owned a gun store in Douglas, Wyoming had a fella come in with a Remington 700 that wouldn't shoot.  It, too, had no rifling in the barrel.  Just a screw up.  Yikes.   
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Remingtons are great guns. ...If you like Remingtons. They just don't do anything for me.  I don't feel the Earth Move.       Bucky
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i prefer winchesters safety over remingtons for sure, i like the three position as well as the placement.
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You would of thought that sort of thing would have been picked up at the factory.
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i prefer winchesters safety over remingtons for sure, i like the three position as well as the placement.
 
I thought Remington changed to the 3 position safety recently???
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You two are correct...I just looked it up...still 2 position.
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i never thought i'd say this........ but I really like Savage's new 3 position safety.  the old one was a POS!
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when he took the rifle back to where he purchased it, the gun shop said it must have been made the first thing Monday morning or done on a Friday afternoon.My friend asked him what he meant by that and the guy told him that on Monday you are still hung over and thinking about that girl from the weekend and on Friday afternoon you are thinking about the upcoming weekend and the fun you are going to have all over again with the same girl or someone else.They contacted Remington and he was able to walk out the door with a new rifle [ this one had rifling in it].They told him they have seen rifles come in with the wrong bolts,packing cartons not matching the contents etc from all the manufacturers over the years [thirty-two years]  
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Originally posted by pyro6999 pyro6999 wrote:

i prefer winchesters safety over remingtons for sure, i like the three position as well as the placement.
 
I too prefer the Win. safety over the Rem., especially on a rifle for a young or novice shooter.  I currently have my eye on a push feed one in .243 Win. with a full 24" barrel at a local pawn shop.  It's in real nice shape and I keep hearing it call my name and saying "buy me".  Anybody else ever have this problem?
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I have a win. m 70 xtr sporter chambered in 300 weatherby mag. Beautiful gun
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Originally posted by Danaconda Danaconda wrote:

I have a win. m 70 xtr sporter chambered in 300 weatherby mag. Beautiful gun
 
Yeah, that is a real nice rifle!  I had it narrowed down to a Model 70 XTR in .300 Weatherby and a Ruger No. 1 in .270 Weatherby at a gun show one time.  The Ruger won.  Same guy had both guns; traded a Ruger M77 stainless laminated .223 Rem with a TrAShCO Mag IV 50 5x20x50 even for it.   I still have it.  Wish I could have got both. 
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