Long Range Hunting Online Magazine

Go Back   Long Range Hunting Online Magazine > Hunting > Long Range Hunting & Shooting

Long Range Hunting & Shooting Nightforce Optics


My new FN Win Model 70 Supergrade

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Unread 02-03-2011, 01:20 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Washington, Missouri
Posts: 15
My new FN Win Model 70 Supergrade

I have always wanted a model 70 but I have been less than impressed with what has been coming out of New Haven the last 10 years. Well with the new guns being built at the FN south Carolina Plant on state of the art equipment I have heard great things about these guns so I picked up a supergrade. I wanted a classic caliber for the "riflemans rifle" so I skipped the WSM's and went for the .300 win mag.

With Gloss metal on Walnut I knew it had to have a pretty gloss scope. I called the guys at Leupold custom shop and had them build me a VX3 4.5X14X40LR with a custom reticle. I had them match the reticle to a 180GR Nosler accubond with a BC of .507. 2960FPS. 200 yard zero with holdover marks for 300, 400 & 500 yards. Dual dovetails properly lapped and aligned and here is my newest addition. Can't wait to shoot it....

I am new around here and hang out on Missouriwhitetails.com, Saubier.com, 204ruger.com, the campfire of course. I am an avid whitetail hunter, mainly focused on bowhunting but I love rifles and have a pretty good stable of quality rifles ranging from Coopers to custom Remingtons, Tikka's, Kimbers a Salvage or two, some high end and custom AR15's in 5.56 and 204 and a few other various makes and models. I love small calibers because I do go on a Prairie Dog shoot in Western Nebraska with my sons every year. Hunt Pheasants in Nebraska every year with clients and am going on my first Mule deer hunt in 2012 in the Big Horns in Wyoming. I am a reloader of course and pretty much only load metallic for rifles. Long Range shooting interests me and I have smoked some prairie dogs at some long distances and we shoot a gong at my farm in the summer for fun. Never have claimed to be an expert marksman but I like good equipment that enables me to do the best I can. I am 40 years old, father of four and am an executive for DoD contracting company that sells telecom and IT services in support of our war fighters all over the world. Been in this business for 23 years and literally started at the bottom and worked my way up right out of high school. I thank God and hard work for my success and count myself lucky to be employed these days.

Anyway that is my introduction to the site and I look forward to making some new friends that share my passion for precision rifles and everything that goes with them. This gun is just something I have always wanted as the model 70 holds a great place in the bolt action rifle history books. Either this gun or my Cooper 280 Ackley is going to kill my first Elk in the not too distant future.

Enjoy the pics and thanks in advance for your hospitality and valuable information.

Reply With Quote

Unread 02-03-2011, 02:48 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Sweet Home OR
Posts: 192
Re: My new FN Win Model 70 Supergrade

Welcome. That is a nice rifle you got.
Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2011, 03:17 PM
Bronze Member
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Alabama/Wyoming
Posts: 67
Re: My new FN Win Model 70 Supergrade

Great looking Classic rifle. Would be interested in a report of the out of the box accuracy of the newer Model 70's.
Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2011, 06:57 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: az
Posts: 3,226
Re: My new FN Win Model 70 Supergrade

i have a 300wm super grade(not carolina) . seems like a i got a it year or two before they stopped. had a vais installed. first three groups were .27 , .33 and .29. son shot his first mule deer with it in utah. nice wood and classic lines.
Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2011, 07:13 PM
Platinum Member
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Pocahontas, AR
Posts: 1,072
Re: My new FN Win Model 70 Supergrade

Welcome to LRH !! That is a beautiful rifle, a real classic, even the regular versions such as the featherwt. look much better since the change.

I sure like the 300WM. I have a Lam. stocked Sendero, not as stricking in appearance as yours, but it is an incredible shooter for a factory rifle.
You will not make peace with the Blue Coats, you are free to go.
Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2011, 07:40 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: North West,Ohio
Posts: 443
Re: My new FN Win Model 70 Supergrade

Welcome to LRH love those classic rifles also sweeeeetttt looking rig.
Reply With Quote
Unread 02-03-2011, 07:47 PM
Silver Member
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: East Tennessee
Posts: 240
Re: My new FN Win Model 70 Supergrade

Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Similar Threads for: My new FN Win Model 70 Supergrade
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
winchester model 70 supergrade tackett77 Guns For Sale 2 05-13-2011 01:06 PM
Sako 85 Bravarian vs new winchester model 70 supergrade stewey1 Long Range Hunting & Shooting 1 11-26-2010 01:17 PM
Mod 70 Supergrade chain Guns For Sale 2 10-22-2010 12:37 PM
Win Mod 70 Pre 64 Supergrade... JOSE A. MARINE Gunsmithing 2 04-08-2008 09:22 PM
model 70 classic supergrade 7mm mag The Butcher Guns For Sale 0 06-13-2004 08:00 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:04 AM.

All content ©2010-2015 Long Range Hunting, LLC