Couple of FN made M70s

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Copper BB
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PostPosted: Sat May 31, 2014 8:21 pm
Got a chance to get my rifles out after switching scopes surround. I have the VX2 2-7 on the compact featherweight 20" barrel 7mm-08 and a Vortex Viper 2.5-10 on my 24" sporter 30-06. Both M70 made at FN in SC.

This is the 30-06 in McMillan Hunter stock.
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Factory M70 Compact
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Grouping is consistent when moving the group right with standard Federal 140 gr 7mm-08.

7mm-08 is the left target. Distance is 100 yards
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I stopped with the adjustments here and will see what she does with follow up range sessions. I did much better than last year. My form is more consistent.
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Sent 2 rounds down to the 200 yard plates. Hit this on second shot.
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The 30-06 is in a McMillan stock and bedded. It was super consistent. I think the scope has some slight parallax issues. Not sure I want to keep it. May invest in a VX3 3.5-10 power for this rifle.

Still the grouping is good to me. Best I can get with a couple of blankets and a bean bag sock for the rear.

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I'll see where she hits next range session and go from there. I bumped it over one click to the right after this group.
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The first round sent down at 200 yards sent this plate crashing to the dirt.
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All in all my consistency is much better.
The 30-06 likes the 150 grains so I'll be grabbing some more ammo for both rifles.
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.410
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:38 am
Nice shooting.Which of the rifles do you prefer?

Copper BB
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:50 am
The wood stocked rifle is more sleek feeling but the McMillan stock I don't have to worry about at all so I think I may prefer to drag that one around in terrain that is tougher to get through than the wood stock.

.410
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:13 pm
Yes I agree the McMillan would be the better pick for rough terrain.The wood stocked one is sure a nice looking rifle though.

How do you like the 7mm-o8?

Copper BB
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 2:25 pm
I love the 7mm-08!!! Almost the same drop as my. 30-06 and less recoil and smaller size.

.410
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:40 pm
I have heard good things about the 7mm-08.Fired one that a friend of mine had at the range one day.

I have a pre 64 Model 70 in .30-06.How do you find the quality of the new SC made Model 70's ?

Copper BB
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 7:43 pm
I really like them. After my first one I wanted to get a beefier rifle so I grabbed up the. 30-06

.410
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:11 pm
Good to hear that.Have heard there have been some problems with the JOC Model 70 rifles.

Copper BB
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 16, 2014 1:16 pm
What issues have you heard?

.410
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:18 pm
There are two posts on the site about the quality of the JOC Model 70.One is titled ,"My JOC Saga" and the other is ,"Jack O Connor Tribuire Rifle Very Disappointing".Fit and finish seem to be the main problem.Other reports on the rifle I have heard have been good.Perhaps a few were able to slip by QC unnoticed.

Your rifles seem to work well with no fit or finish complaints.

Copper BB
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 17, 2014 7:36 pm
Mine are great. I bought my 24" 30-06 with a cheap plastic stock I never even shot it in.

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