How many happy with their Win Mod 70s

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by Iron Worker, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    How many are satisfied with accuracy of they're Mod 70s ? Who has re-barreled a Mod 70 and were satisfied ?
     
  2. Tikkamike

    Tikkamike Well-Known Member

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    I have had one and it was a shooter. Wish I still had it. Contact Winmag he is a Winchester conaseur.
     

  3. Too Tall Rosenwald

    Too Tall Rosenwald Well-Known Member

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    I got several, and I'm happy with how they shoot. Had Chris Matthews rebarrel a couple, after the barrel was shot out.
     
  4. Shortmagman

    Shortmagman Well-Known Member

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    I own two Model 70's one in 300WSM, one in 270WSM and I am very happy with both of them. They both are very accurate for factory guns.
     
  5. Iron Worker

    Iron Worker Well-Known Member

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    My Mod 70 was originally chambered in 270 WSM it might of had a crooked bbl and was straightened out at factory. It was ok for 3 shots then threw the rest. Had it re-barreled to 7mm WSM with a Brux cut rifled bbl.Gun smith didn't free float the for arm. First time shoot accuracy was fair,I floated forearm and it shot better. then learned of a proper sequence in tightening the tang screws. Did that and now I have a shooter.At first I was quite frustrated .
     
  6. strombeckj

    strombeckj Well-Known Member

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    My favorite rifle is based on model 70 heavy varmint before I shot the barrel out. The pictures below where shot from that rifle @ 100 yards. It’s been trued with a Krieger. I have another rifle being built right now that will also be based on a model 70 LA. I really like how simple of an action it is, only a handful of working parts compared to some of the new actions out there.

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  7. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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    I currently own a Win 70 HVB in .243 and am very pleased with it. It consistently shoots 1/4" groups, and smaller, at 100yds and sub 1/2 MOA out to 500yds. Awesome little rifle. JohnnyK.
     
  8. CogburnR

    CogburnR Well-Known Member

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    I liked all of mine.

    Some of them took a little work to make shoot but they all did eventually. Some pretty well too. I don't think any of them shot worse than 1.5moa on a bad day after I got done working on them. A number of them basically just got the trigger lightened and smoothed and maybe the barrel free floated and they shot very well. At least you can work on them easily which is more than can be said of some other brands.

    I have some pretty decent groups shot from model 70 sporters hanging on the wall...like one from a 270 that is 3 shots in .340 at 300 yards and the same rifle at 100yards with one slightly ragged hole for 3 shots. I have a 40 year old model770 243 that shoots 55g BT's into .5" still(at 4000+fps).