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Old 12-05-2011, 08:03 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 Extreme Weather

I have had one in the 270WSM now for two years. I like the gun overall very much. However I am one that is not a fan of the new trigger. IMHO they went backwards to cover the hindend when they went away from the old one that had no problems. Good luck your son will have a "blast" with it.
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Old 12-10-2011, 02:09 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 Extreme Weather

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Thanks for all the replies. I placed the order today, my local shop had a tough time finding one but came through for me. Should have the rifle in a couple of days.

I'm still looking but optics wise it looks like I'm going to put a Zeiss Conquest 4.5-14x44 Rapid-Z 800 on it.
I have the Zeiss 4.14x44 RZ800 setup in Timney lightweights on my EW 300 WSM. I have been extremely impressed with this rifle and scope combo.
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Old 04-24-2012, 05:27 AM
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Re: Winchester model 70 Extreme Weather

I have one in 338 Win Mag. The long action magazine box was extremely short so to try to make it shoot better, I installed an extended mag box. Spent shells were not ejecting properly. They weren't being thrown away and right but would barely dribble out, flip 180 degrees and stay in the magazine port facing the other direction or just strip off the ejector and lay in the loading port. This was resolved by milling back the ejection port about .300 thousandths and it works fine now. Accuracy is a little dismal. I can get two bullets touching and the next 3 inches out. 225 grainers are about 1.8" to 3" (5 shot) and 250 grainers are about 3.5". The scope, rings and rail are all good. I suspect the tube is to thin for the 338 and at 26", maybe to long and whippy. I'm still trying different load combinations but it doesn't look good. Maybe a better barrel will help.

It's an $1100 rifle and more with fixes. Everyone talks about how great the new FN Model 70's are. I'm a fan of any rifle that shoots and is reliable. This one doesn't and wasn't. I guess the name says it all. "Extreme Weather". But then so is a canoe paddle...
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:04 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 Extreme Weather

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I guess the name says it all. "Extreme Weather". But then so is a canoe paddle...
Never know when you'll need a backup canoe paddle.
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Old 04-24-2012, 01:24 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 Extreme Weather

Mike 338
It doesn't matter if the rest of them are great if you get the one that sucks. Now It's down to what you invest (time and money) proving yeah it sucks. Have you decided what you're going to do with it? Are the first 2 on your aim point every time for me personally 5 shot groups on a hunting rifle is not necessary on a pure hunting rifle. Assuming you're still trying to "fix it" how many rounds have been down it? Which brand/style bullets have you tried? Does it have a muzzle break? If you're just venting-yeah getting a lemon really takes the joy out of the sport.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:21 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 Extreme Weather

you interested in selling it? id like to play with it.
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Old 04-24-2012, 02:30 PM
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you interested in selling it? id like to play with it.
LOL! I was kind of slowly knocking on that that door myself, when speed and youth prevailed! Best wishes to you both.
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