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    Winchester model 70

    I was at a local gun shop yesterday and am considering purchasing a model 70 coyote in .300wsm. They also had a model 70 extreme weather in .270wsm. I can't really find any recent info on either and was hoping someone here my have experience with either of these. Plan on using rifle as my antelope and mule deer rifle. Perhaps elk in the future. Thanks for any help you may send my way guys.

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    I don't have experience with the .270 WSM, but have heard a lot of folks love them. I have used a lot of model 70 Winchesters and will say, I for one, Love them. I have experience with the old models, push feeds and the new Classics in small and large calibers. I really like them all. I started hunting with a Model 70 30.06 handed down from my dad at age 12, so I might be a little biased though!

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    What is different about the coyote? I am very bias to the controlled round feed model 70, either pre 64 or when they went back to it in I think the 90's. IMO it is the best, most reliable, and safest action ever made!

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    I think dual studs on coyote for sling as well as bipod and I believe the extreme has floated barrel and coyote does not. I'm just concerned with accuracy issues I have read about. Not sure if it's still an issue or really ever was.

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    I'm not up to speed on many rifles, I have 2 M70's and like them both. First one is a early 70's 25-06 I've had it for 32 years now, the other is a .300 win mag, bought in new in '98. The only other rifle I ever owned was a M70 in 30-06, which my younger brother still hunts with. The M70 is the only rifle I've ever owned, so I may just not know any better?

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    I have not shot one but I have herd the new model 70 since FN took them over is a very nice rifle and comes with a nicer trigger then the ones before it. Im not familiar with the models you are looking at. I have 2 pre 64's in 243 and 270 win and a 70 classic stainless 22-250 made in the 90's. All 3 have been very good guns!

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    I've been real happy with my two Win model 70 featherweights., both are push feeds in 7x57 and 6.5x55 Mauser. Both shoot under an inch with hand loads

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    I've got 2 Winchester model 70 stainless classics. One in 30.06 and the other is a .375 H&H. Both wear Leupolds & I love them both.
    Both are more accurate than I'm capable of being. They're both controlled round feed, just like the pre-64's. You can't go wrong with a Winchester. I hear nothing but good things about the WSM's. Buy them both!

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    I have a M70 sporter new model (old style action) in 300 WSM and it shoots under MOA with factory barrel. I've also been hearing good things about the upgraded trigger that they come with now.

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    I shoot a Winchester Model 70 in .30-06 and love it. It is a no thrills gun but when put to the test it gets the job done.

 

 

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