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Old December 10, 2019, 04:03 PM   #11
taylorce1
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Originally Posted by std7mag
I may be incorrect (probably am), but i thought most "featherweights" had a 20"barrel. How they shaved 1/4 ounce.
There is a FWT compact offered by Winchester, it has a 12.5" LOP and 20" barrel. It is only offered in short action cartridges though. However, the standard length of barrel for the FWT has been 22" for standard cartridges and 24" sporter contour for magnum cartridges.

The polymer grip cap and alloy Trigher guard are cost and weight saving measures, I wouldn't call them cut corners. They've probably have been using them on the FWT and Sporter rifles since 1965. Neither would stop me from buying a rifle I intended to hunt with, handling and balance characteristics are far more important to me than materials used.
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