Winchester Model 70 vs. Remington Model 700

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:23 am
I own Model 70s built from 1942 to the present. I have owned a dozen. I have hunted with them from 1949.i own two beautiful Model 700s. I bought the first .222 Remington in 1962.It is a superb in .280. Both of those rifles will stay in my collection until Imam off to the Happy Hunting Grounds. Dealers think Model 700s have really slipped in quality. Winchester Model 70s very much the opposite! The present fit and finish is superb! They should bring back the .223 Remington caliber though especially in the Featherweight Model 70! I bet that would generate an amazing amount of sales to veteran shooters!

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 12:18 am
Take a look at the number of recalls, Remington has had on the 700. Compare it to the recalls on the Mod. 70. Satisfied??
Remington just recovered from going bankrupt...See a problem here??
I would avoid Remington like the plague...

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 7:42 am
Like you, I own both and wont give them up for anything new. The 54 was a workhorse rifle also. So many variations so little money..
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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2018 9:15 pm
To me the older remingtons were very good rifle not today they seem cheap to me .Now the newer model 70 from FN are very nice rifle and will shoot.I would go model 70 all the way. I have a FWT. in 7mm-08 sweet rifle. JUST MY TWO CENTS WORTH

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PostPosted: Sat May 26, 2018 8:04 pm
I'm going to agree with the consensus that the Remmington rifles have lost their edge. I recently looked at a CDL but my dealer talked me out of it. The model 70 is a better choice I think. I have a featherweight in 30-06 and I love it. My next rifle was almost a Browning White Gold Medalion but it is not in production again until October. Second choice was a Weatherby Mark V Laser Mark in .270 WM but I could not get a delivery date on that and I had to pay in advance. The rifle that I could get was a Model 70 Supergrade in .270 WSM which my dealer said he had no problem getting since production is very stable. The difference between the Win and the Browning is probably going to boil down to barrels. The Winchester is hammer forged and the Browning is button rifled. Both rifles shoot well and their actions, while not comparable to the Weatherby they are clearly smoother and tighter than the Remmington.

That said the 700 Varmints are seeing a lot of popularity in the AR world when guys look to bolt guns to improve accuracy. It's a decent low cost starting point but it needs a lot of work to get to match grade. The initial low cost and availability of high quality aftermarket barrels, triggers, stocks, etc. are what makes it popular.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:56 am
:? I’d take a new Model 70 way over the new Model 700s. I still have two beautiful Model 700s. One in .222 from 1962,one in limited edition .280 with the Boyd Black Laminate Stock. Both are incredibly accurate. But a current rifle. The new Model 70s, particularly with the Maple Stocks. Accuracy, pretty, and really tough. I have both the Super Grades and the Featherweights. Shooting all the Winchester’s are excellent. Even my rifle I hunted with in 1949. Still have it. The new Maple Featherweights are one of the most amazing rifles I have ever seen, and at any price!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:17 pm
I don't own any 70s or 700s. Have read many positive reports toward their handling and accuracy.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:05 pm
I had a Remington 700 ADL in 7mm Remington Magnum which I got in '62, after adding a Timney trigger a hinged floor plate and a bullet point protector and having the bolt polished and engine turned (jeweled) it shot very well. The stock was very light for walnut so one had to be careful or get "scoped",traded it for a Ruger M77 7X57mm a very good rifle also. Finally I went to M70s and have them from pre-war 36xx to present day,Standard,Featherweight,Super Grade and custom and don't look back,each rifle shoots MOA or better and the workmanship is great and I enjoy them!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:03 am
Still have my Model 70 2018 Shot Show Special Dark Maple Featherweight Stainless .243 on order which I placed the first day of the 2018 Shot Show. Looks like it won’t be here until the end of this year or early 2019. Sighting in a Model 70 Ultimate Shadow SS I restocked with Boyd Black Laminate Stock. Beautiful rifle for certain. The Boyd Laminate stock added about a pound, fitted perfectly! I have a Remington 700 Limited Edition .280 that has a Boyd Black Laminate that is beautiful and is incredibly accurate. The recent Remington’s have slipped and the Model 70 new FN is unbelievably perfect!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:53 am
Thanks for sharing your appreciation toward the rifles you have. Good looks and accuracy are a pleasing combination.
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