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Old 05-11-2013, 09:43 AM
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Icon or Model 70

I am looking to buy a 308 rifle in the $500 to $1000 range. I have my choices down to the Thompson Icon and the Winchester Model 70 Coyote Outback. I am finding more rifles available in the Model 70 than the Icon. I am looking for some opinions on which would be the better choice.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:45 AM
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Re: Icon or Model 70

My vote says of the 2....model 70
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:12 AM
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Re: Icon or Model 70

You might want to read my post here about my experience with my Icon.

Bottom line: TC has discontinued the production of the ICON. Some spares are being carried, but only for warranty repairs. TC refused to sell me a replacement stock or replace my crappy barrel (even if I paid and shipped them my barreled action).

In future these guns will probably be worthless because parts will not be available. If you buy one now, you will be hosed in future.
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Old 05-11-2013, 11:52 AM
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Re: Icon or Model 70

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You might want to read my post here about my experience with my Icon.

Bottom line: TC has discontinued the production of the ICON. Some spares are being carried, but only for warranty repairs. TC refused to sell me a replacement stock or replace my crappy barrel (even if I paid and shipped them my barreled action).

In future these guns will probably be worthless because parts will not be available. If you buy one now, you will be hosed in future.

Hence...of the 2...Model 70
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Old 05-11-2013, 12:06 PM
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Re: Icon or Model 70

My vote goes to the M70' hands down. The actions are solid, triggers are very adjustable, and barrels are as good or better then the rest of the Industry has to offer. I own three of them, and a custom rifle built on a Winchester, and I love em'. Those coyotes shoot well anyway! IMHO.
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Old 05-11-2013, 09:13 PM
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Re: Icon or Model 70

Current production Winchester Model 70's are being made to a very high standard. They aren't cheap, but they are a bargain for what you're getting.

I bought my first one last year and I continue to be impressed. It FAR exceeded my expectations for a factory rifle.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:33 PM
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Re: Icon or Model 70

Not a question even, Mod 70, you can get triggers like Jewel for them, most aftermarket parts too.
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