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Old April 23, 2018, 07:45 PM   #26
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Vintage Winchester model 70 Target rifles.

The good old days.
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Old April 24, 2018, 11:15 AM   #27
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My Winchester

I have a 1968 vintage Super grade model 70 in .243 caliber. Complete with Weaver V9 scope. Paid $280 for the walnut stocked beauty in 2006.

No experience with pre-1964 Winchesters but my 1968 model has no problems shooting well. Reload with Sierra Matchkings and achieve quarter-sized groups of 5 rounds at 100 yards. Not at all poor performance despite the post-1964 liability.

My advice: don't fear the post-1964 Winchesters. However, get one as old as possible (like mine).
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Old April 24, 2018, 12:08 PM   #28
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Well back then some also used custom 98 Mauser's too. I doubt they can shoot with a good target rifle today. Must be a reason all custom action's seem to have round action's for competition rifle's. Model 70 fans are mod 70 fan's, seem to be very loyal. I'd had a couple in the past and one right now. Good rifle's but never had one that could shoot with my Remington's or Sako's. It seem's to me that the attraction of mod 70's for a long time was CRF action. Shoot my present one is CRF, only other I have like that now is a 1903 Springfield. I think it's CRF, never paid much attention to it. Really nice shooting rifle but no competition for my round action rifles for accuracy. Have no idea why, it is what it is.
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Old April 24, 2018, 10:11 PM   #29
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1.at that price I will place my order now ; - ))
2. They really liked to have that scope hooked to the barrel, didn't they?
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Old April 25, 2018, 07:04 PM   #30
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Bausch&Lomb 6-24X Target Scope

Yes , scopes were very long back in the dark ages.

My buddy put one like this on a 1976 Rem 40Xb, Bausch & Lomb 6-24X Target Scope, more modern scopes were available .



Note external scope adjustments.
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Old April 26, 2018, 03:12 PM   #31
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I have a USRAC .243 Sporter Varmint.
It has a 26" heavy barrel, more of a magnum barrel contour than a bull barrel.
Really sweet rifle, pretty walnut and nice blued short action.
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