Model 70 info Please...

Discussion in 'Long Range Hunting & Shooting' started by NorthernSniper, Dec 24, 2006.

  1. NorthernSniper

    NorthernSniper Well-Known Member

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    After reading an article in a rifle magazine I have become interested in the Winchester model 70 if anybody can contribute a little info I would appreciate it greatly. The magazine article made comparisons between the Winchester action and Mauser action is the Winchester action based on the Mauser action? The article described the Winchester action as a pretty slick sounding controled round feed action, are they really a good action or is this partly true and partly magazine hype? Anybody have any idea where the Model 70 is being manufactured? Are the new rifles shooters or just so so? thanks for any info! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif
     
  2. CatShooter

    CatShooter Well-Known Member

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    All modern bolt actions are based on the Mauser, except the Swiss K-31.
    The M70 is a bit closer with the extractor claw (aka, "Controled round feeding").

    They are excellent actions and there are millions of them around, plus Browning has bought the Winchester rights and will be manufacturing the action again this coming year (according to the press releases).

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  3. NorthernSniper

    NorthernSniper Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info CatShooter, somebody must be producing the M70 because I can buy a dozen different models through mail order. This model looks interesting http://www.wholesalesports.com/onlinesto...gory=1011001002
    It would be nice if they where u.S. made I have a lot more faith in U.S. metalurgy and craftsmanship as far as firearms manufacturing goes.
     
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    CatShooter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the info CatShooter, somebody must be producing the M70 because I can buy a dozen different models through mail order. This model looks interesting http://www.wholesalesports.com/onlinesto...gory=1011001002
    It would be nice if they where u.S. made I have a lot more faith in U.S. metalurgy and craftsmanship as far as firearms manufacturing goes.

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    These are US made.

    Winchester shut its doors only a short while ago, so there are MANY (10s of thousands) of new ones on the shelves of dealers and wholesalers.

    These ARE US made and fine rifles.

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