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Old 09-22-2009, 10:16 PM
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Winchester M70 .30 US

I've been working on this for about three years. I always wanted a Winchester Model 70, but loved my issued bolt rifle, so I thought I would blend the two. .30-06 isn't the most competitive or trendy long-range caliber anymore, but a lot of great shooting has been done with the caliber and I'm partial to it. This started as a post-'64 Winchester Stealth .270. I still have a little work left to do, such as break it in and get the action nice and smooth from use, replace the trigger, and refinish in Birdsong Green-T. With the 20 MOA base, I found that I need to add a strap-on cheekpiece for better cheek weld. Weight is about 14.5lbs.; right on target with my beloved M40A1.

Post-'64 Win 70 action (squared)
PAC-NOR Super Match 25" polygonal-rifled 1:10 barrel (marked "30 US")
McMillan HTG glass bedded stock
Williams one-piece steel floorplate (Melonited along with the action screws)
Wichita Engineering sling swivels (Melonited)
Farrell Ind 20MOA steel scope base
VTAC steel 35mm low rings
IOR Valdada 3-18X42mm first focal plane scope

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Old 09-22-2009, 11:39 PM
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Re: Winchester M70 .30 US

Very nice rifle, I am a big fan of Winchester Mod 70.
Keep us posted in your progress, and please post your shooting results.
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Old 09-25-2009, 06:11 PM
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Re: Winchester M70 .30 US

Dang nice rifle, I like the VietNam era look of it all. COngrats.

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Old 09-26-2009, 06:29 PM
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Re: Winchester M70 .30 US

its a great rifle, i like to own one myself, but still in process of it, congrats and happy shooting

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Old 01-02-2010, 03:16 PM
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Re: Winchester M70 .30 US

Any suggestions for getting my scope down lower to the bore axis? I'm already using IOR VTAC 35mm low rings. It just seems too high still, and I would prefer not to have to worry about a cheekpiece. Thanks.
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Old 01-10-2010, 06:13 PM
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Re: Winchester M70 .30 US

Nice rifle....
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Old 01-10-2010, 08:16 PM
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Re: Winchester M70 .30 US

look at the nightforce 20moa rail and low badger rings. that's what I have for my model 70 and the scope sits pretty low.
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