Originally Posted by DeltaHog
hello all, I'm a new member who now has a reason to join I guess. I am waiting to pick up my never fired Winchester model 70 7mm STW that I purchased for $750
It's one of the few that winchester made I believe in 88' and or 89', If im wrong let me know, anyways I guide blacktail and bear hunts up in northern ca every year and have always shot a .270. So can somebody tell me what am I in store for with my new toy, and whats a good but under $1000.00 scope I can put on this beast? Do I Port it or Magna brake it and or nothing?. The trigger has already been done and it is really nice. What can do to this thing to make it even better?
First things first, you stole it, and that thing should be a shooter. I could be wrong, but I'm thinking the year was probably 1998-99. The " STW" was legitimized in 97 or so. It don't matter!!!! You have a jewel, and it won't let you down if you feed it right. Loading info is a plenty here on this site, and a lot of " bros " willing to help you out. I have a Winchester M70 custom Sharpshooter. This gun is a sweetheart. It handles great, carries well, and shoots like a dream.
As far as the scope goes, well, the sky is the limit, and everybody has their own preference as to power, and size. In this caliber, I like something in a variable, with a high power of about 16-18.
Before you put a brake on it, shoot it to see if you need it. Brakes are very loud, and are more annoying then the recoil.( IMHO ).
Other than that, just enjoy it. That rifle will bring you lots of satisfaction, and if you are not careful, it might even give you goosebumps once in a while. ( mine do, and have for about 15 years).
Welcome to the Brotherhood!!!!!!!