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Old 09-27-2012, 07:50 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 Extreme Weather

One of the Ultimate Shadow's in 264's would be fun!
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Old 09-27-2012, 08:44 PM
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I think those ultimate shadows are a steal. The actions especially the short action magnums are a good buy for building a rifle right now.
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Old 12-26-2012, 06:32 PM
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Can't wait to here the results of your build because this is virtually identical to what i have planned for a future build!!
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Old 12-26-2012, 08:48 PM
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My build starts when my new stock gets in. The gun shoots okay with the pencil barrel so I'm just going to re stock it with a "precisionriflestock" pillar and glass bedded, trigger job and see how tight the groups are then. If they sre sround 1/2 to 3/4 then I will just leave until the barrel goes. That may take some time. But it's already in the 1- 1/14 range with factory ammo as is. At 1/2-3/4" i would feel comfortable hunting out to 4-500 yards. I'l let you know but that will be about 5 more months.
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Old 05-08-2013, 06:45 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 Extreme Weather

I bought a model 70 EW in 300 win mag. IT IS TERRIBLY INACCURATE!!! With factory ammo, it shoots 2 1/2 to 4 inch groups at 100 yards. I've tried Reminton Premier, Winchester, Barnes Vor-Tx, Hornady, Federal Premium and Federal Fusion in bullets weights of 150, 165 and 180 grains. I've had a friend shoot it with similar results. I shoot off of a lead sled. I've tried a Zeiss and a Nikon scope. I've checked the scope base and ring screws. Winchester's website says it should shoot 1 inch groups with factory ammo. JUST A BAD RIFLE.
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I bought a model 70 EW in 300 win mag. IT IS TERRIBLY INACCURATE!!! With factory ammo, it shoots 2 1/2 to 4 inch groups at 100 yards. I've tried Reminton Premier, Winchester, Barnes Vor-Tx, Hornady, Federal Premium and Federal Fusion in bullets weights of 150, 165 and 180 grains. I've had a friend shoot it with similar results. I shoot off of a lead sled. I've tried a Zeiss and a Nikon scope. I've checked the scope base and ring screws. Winchester's website says it should shoot 1 inch groups with factory ammo. JUST A BAD RIFLE.
Yup... my experience is, if you want a reasonable expectation of buying a rifle and being happy with it, you buy foreign. Seems the Czechs, the Finns and the Japanese can do quite a bit better than a coin tosses chance of making something that shoots.

You can send it back to Winchester but they'll tell you up front that they'll charge you just to take it out of the box and look at it. Still might be worth it though. I bought one of these rifles too. I don't think I'll be buying another unless it's for the purpose of enriching a competent gunsmith.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:16 PM
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I bought a model 70 EW in 300 win mag. IT IS TERRIBLY INACCURATE!!! With factory ammo, it shoots 2 1/2 to 4 inch groups at 100 yards. I've tried Reminton Premier, Winchester, Barnes Vor-Tx, Hornady, Federal Premium and Federal Fusion in bullets weights of 150, 165 and 180 grains. I've had a friend shoot it with similar results. I shoot off of a lead sled. I've tried a Zeiss and a Nikon scope. I've checked the scope base and ring screws. Winchester's website says it should shoot 1 inch groups with factory ammo. JUST A BAD RIFLE.


Sounds like its just a crappy rifle, they make them all to time you know.


Soooo. Would you be thinking of selling it?? I never liked fatory loads and it sounds like your rifle and I might just hit it off?
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