Its very subjective but there is a certain standard set by the pre 64 and it speaks for its self because the post 64 years were horible with cost cutting ideas. That said, the older pre64 was a no brainier in the 1990's before the latest SC M70 was developed. The late 1990's had a great improvement with the reintroduction of the claw extractor but it wasn't untill FN purchased Winchester and really stepped up the quality. Now the model 70 has had a great increase in build quality with materials used as well as advanced manufacturing. In other words, they are building the best rifle possible as their primary concern.
"I'm a good guy with a gun" What do I care if I give up some freedom or rights?....The Goverment will take care of me. This kind of thinking is now in the majority and it should concern you.
"Ask not what you can do for your country, but what free entitlements you can bleed from your country"
Last edited by Mystro; September 18, 2013 at 06:02 PM.