Looking to get a Model 70:recommendations

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  1. Luigi Daniele

    Luigi Daniele Turkey Hunters Forum Moderator

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    Already have a pre-64 Winchester in .30/06.
    Looking to add one in .22/250.
    Not sure if they made one in that caliber back then.
    If not, then a Classic.
    Anyone have experience with both rifles? Again, if the .22/250 wasn’t available back then, how do you guys rate the Classic?
    Thanks!
     
  2. Missy Skeeter

    Missy Skeeter Senior Refuge Member

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    I'm thinking about a Model 70 Extreme SS for up here in Alaska in .308 or 30 06.
    Any thoughts on that?
     
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    Luigi Daniele Turkey Hunters Forum Moderator

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    The .30/06 we have has killed dozens of bucks. Shoots really flat. Hard to beat where you are.
     
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    Conewago duck'n Senior Refuge Member

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    I have a 70 Classic Stainless featherweight, one of the last New Haven guns and a newer Portugese 70 Featherweight. I would rate the newer featherweight to be the better of the two in fit, finish and wood. The New Haven gun is pretty particular about loads but I did find a sub MOA load for it after some looking.
    My .02
     
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    Luigi Daniele Turkey Hunters Forum Moderator

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    Thank you!
     
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    Grand Passage Elite Refuge Member

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    I have a couple new featherweights in 30-06 & 300WM and also a New Haven 300WM. I think the fit, finish, trigger and accuracy is better on the new guns.
     
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    OldSouth Senior Refuge Member

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    Go to Gunbroker and get You a Pre '64 .220 SWIFT....It'll SPANK a .22/250!!
     
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    Bclick Senior Refuge Member

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    If you reload I'd seriously look for a 257 roberts
     
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    I saw the .257 Reply don't think they still make them in that caliber great caliber but you are right you need to handload for it. Here are mine from left to right. Win 70 FWT stainless 270 why they don't make that one any more I don't know, Nex thumbnail.jpg t is the 70 FWT in .257 roberts, After that a 70 Compact .243 that I bought for my daughter, and a Pre 64 Fwt clean barrel 30/06 I'm told they called that on the Gopher Special.
     
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    Luigi Daniele Turkey Hunters Forum Moderator

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    Holy cow. Awesome collection!
     

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