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Unread 01-20-2013, 11:19 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 Pre 64

Pull the bullets dump the powder then add your powder and go shooting. Rule #3 you don't want to die cause you were stupid! Good luck.
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Unread 01-21-2013, 12:11 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 Pre 64

Heres the pics
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Unread 01-22-2013, 02:32 AM
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Re: Winchester model 70 Pre 64

Originally Posted by madcow41 View Post
My next question:

It came with 150 rounds of handloads with undecernable data on the load contents.

Do I shoot it and hope the maker doesnt have it out for me and was loading within the limits or do I chuck/salvage it?
What kind of bullets are they? If they're descent LR bullets you might have 150 good cartridges that have all ready been through load development. Sound like the previous owner put a lot of effort into this rifle and chances are that's a good load. I would pull maybe 5 rounds weight the powder of each and save it. And reload them at 1 gr increments down from the weighed average. That could get you through a couple of years or so of shooting.

That beautiful wood stock might cause you some issues.

Sweet looking rifle! You made a great find!
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Unread 01-23-2013, 09:19 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 Pre 64

Im gonna kick my arse if it wasn't worth the 1000 i paid for it. What do you guys think?

kcebcj, what do you have going on with your model 70? like the parts and components?
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Unread 01-23-2013, 10:33 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 Pre 64

I am a Pre 64 Mdl 70 fan to the max. Everything I have put together so far has been on a Pre 64 Mdl 70 receiver and am always looking. I think the control feed is the only way to go in a hunting rifle.

Here is a link to a shop that has a lot of Pre 64 parts so you can get that mag fixed.

Winchester* pre 64* Model 70 Rifle Parts

Is the serial number 500,000 or less

If you (or anyone else you know) are interested, I have a pre-64 mdl 70 in .243. I never used it, but it seems someone has. Unfortunately, the stock suffered water damage and is not in the best of shape but I had the rifle inspected and tested and was assured it works well. I'm looking to sell it to anyone interested. I also have a 1970 (or somewhere around there, I don't remember) mdl 70 in 30-06 that has been barely used. The original stock is in near mint condition and the bolt is jeweled, but it currently wears a hogue stock with the aluminum block. It comes with both stocks.

If interested, I'll send pics and ser. nos.
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Unread 01-24-2013, 07:02 PM
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Re: Winchester model 70 Pre 64

jc907---What do you want for the pre 64 .243 Win you said you'll sell and any pictures would be great?

email addy is: stephensonm@chartermi.net
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