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...