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Well the new STW is no longer a "virgin"

 
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Old 12-29-2012, 08:27 PM
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Nice job and great shooting! Whackin-N-Stackin!!

Jeff
Thanks Broz, it really was a great evening. Considering how frustrating it's been trying to even make time to hunt along with the way things just compounded through the day to add up to a long list of aggravations it sure was a nice way to end the day.

That was one of the shortest and most enjoyable hunts of my life and the whole thing didn't take over fifteen or maybe twenty minutes.
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I thought I saw you mention it on the STW thread. Is your's the "Classic Laredo"? Those have a slightly heavier barrel don't they?

I've got a buddy that's a real collector of M-70's and he and I are planning several "Model 70 Only Hunts" over the next few years. He owns some just absolute works of art in his collection as well and has about 25 of them in just about every caliber they were ever produced in I think including some of the African monster killers.
Nope, mine is called the Custom Sharpshooter. Standard barrel contour, .630 at the muzzle, but it is a straight taper from the chamber to the muzzle. But like you said, the sum of the parts are pure perfection, and balance. Awesome performer. I did not get a chance to break that one in this year, but I did break in the custom build that I put together last spring. Maybe next year I'll get a little blood on the stock of the Sharpshooter.
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Old 12-29-2012, 09:42 PM
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Re: Well the new STW is no longer a "virgin"

Wildrose,
The brake was made by Lawton Machine, no longer in business. But Snowy Mountain rifles makes them today.

www.snowymountainrifles.com

might call them, make sure they have the holes on top, on their website, it doesn't look like it, relatively cheap also.

7 STW, the stock and barrel are HS, it it's a sharpshooter II. All reviews about the gun says the Schneider-Mac combo's were better, I can't see how!
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Wildrose,
The brake was made by Lawton Machine, no longer in business. But Snowy Mountain rifles makes them today.

www.snowymountainrifles.com

might call them, make sure they have the holes on top, on their website, it doesn't look like it, relatively cheap also.

7 STW, the stock and barrel are HS, it it's a sharpshooter II. All reviews about the gun says the Schneider-Mac combo's were better, I can't see how!
Now you really have me confused. This one is stamped "Shaprshooter Sportsman". I've seen the one's stamped "Sharpshooter II" and they are a different configuration.

I was sure the stock was HS the first time I saw it though...

Maybe I'll call HS and see what they know about these. I'm wondering if perhaps they actually built this model for Winchester?

I've also noticed something about the bolt. Unlike my other CRF M70's this bolt face works just fine for single shot whereas the others must pick the round up out of the magazine to load properly or you get a sticky bolt and head space problems.

This one truly is a 3+1 where the others are not.
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Re: Well the new STW is no longer a "virgin"

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Wildrose,
The brake was made by Lawton Machine, no longer in business. But Snowy Mountain rifles makes them today.

www.snowymountainrifles.com

might call them, make sure they have the holes on top, on their website, it doesn't look like it, relatively cheap also.

7 STW, the stock and barrel are HS, it it's a sharpshooter II. All reviews about the gun says the Schneider-Mac combo's were better, I can't see how!
Milo, it's interesting that they made the vendor change at some point during the runs of those rifles. Prior to my acquisition of this rifle, I had personally never heard OD Schneider Barrels. Afterwards, I did a query on them, and apparently, they have been making top quality barrels for a while. I have however, known of HS's reputation, and it is without blemish. I have shot some of there products, and some guns that were built using their barrels. Awesome performance.
My particular rifle is a " cherry" of a specimen if there ever was one. The fit, feel , and function is first class in every way. If I ever run into another one of these beauties, it will join my collection, no matter what caliber.
It definitely gets attention when I go to the range, that's for sure. I fell in love with it when I first laid eyes on it, and I told the owner of the shop, I would buy it if he decided to sell it. Originally, he was going to keep it for himself. Then one day, I stopped in to pick up some primers, and he pointed to it on the wall. He had JUST decided to put it up for sale. It came off the wall, and eventually in my cabinet.
Take care, and HAPPY NEW YEAR to all!
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If you call Winchester with the serial number, they probably have a build sheet? I usually ask for the parts or custom department and speak with someone that's been there awhile. They are custom.
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If you call Winchester with the serial number, they probably have a build sheet? I usually ask for the parts or custom department and speak with someone that's been there awhile. They are custom.
That was the other idea I had as well. If HS did it they'd have one, if the Win Custom Shop did it, they should have one. Even if it was done at HS, Win should have it as well.

What Can I say??? Great minds... .
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