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#6997961 - 10/23/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: bearstalker]
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Originally Posted By: bearstalker
Originally Posted By: Jocko_Slugshot
I ordered my .257 M-70 featherweight from Bud's Gun Shop today. $707 + $8 insurance + 3% for using a credit card. I'll have about $735 in it and then have to pay my FFL dealer about $35 on this end to do the paperwork.

I think a 6 X 36 Leupold will work about right on this rifle.

I'm going to try 115-grain Nosler partitions with IMR-4831 powder first. I'll also try some W-W and Federal factory loads in it.


Nice. Post a pic or two when you get it and let us know how it shoots for you. You going to get a chance to hunt it this year?


I'll try to post a few pics and let you know how it shoots. I don't know if I'll get a chance to take it hunting or not this year.
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#6998159 - 10/23/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: Jocko_Slugshot]
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You guys are slow, I got mine a couple of months ago.
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#7024873 - 10/31/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: MissouriEd]
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Saw one of the Shot Show .257's at my local Cabelas yesterday. Apparently Cabelas must have ordered a few. It was marked limited on the tag. Only difference was Cabelas wanted $840 for it, a hundred plus what others are selling them for.
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#7030514 - 11/01/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: Wacenturion]
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Well, I finally picked up my M-70 featherweight .257 Roberts today. The bluing looks good, as does the wood-to-metal fit, but the wood is unspectacular. I took a few pictures but they didn't turn out so well so I didn't bother to post them.

I probably won't have any range reports for a couple of weeks.
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#7033802 - 11/02/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: Jocko_Slugshot]
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Jocko, sounds like a twin of mine. I'm not even going to post a picture of it because it looks like the generic Featherweight that Winchester uses in its catalogs. I'm a little disappointed because last years SHOT Show special I ordered had wood that was almost a notch above standard with a good amount of fiddleback.

Mine going to have to wait until next spring for the range because it's hunting season.
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#7034847 - 11/03/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: MichiganScott]
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Originally Posted By: MichiganScott
Jocko, sounds like a twin of mine. I'm not even going to post a picture of it because it looks like the generic Featherweight that Winchester uses in its catalogs. I'm a little disappointed because last years SHOT Show special I ordered had wood that was almost a notch above standard with a good amount of fiddleback.

Mine going to have to wait until next spring for the range because it's hunting season.


I'm going to Cabela's tomorrow and see what they have in stock. I was a little disappointed with the wood but overall the rilfe is OK. If it shoots good, that's what really matters.
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#7035254 - 11/03/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: Jocko_Slugshot]
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Starting to have second thought myself in regards to the plain jane look of these. I have not picked mine up yet, but put a $100 non refundable down on it.

May go the route Jay went and forget my deposit, then put the remainder and then some into one of the new Supergrades. There is a fairly nice .257 Cabelas where I'm at (not as spectacular as Jay's) but nice.

Too bad for a shot show run they didn't upgrade the wood and charge a little more.
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#7037838 - 11/04/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: Wacenturion]
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#7060248 - 11/10/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: Bushmaster1313]
Wacenturion Offline
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Followed Jay's lead. Super Grade Featherweight in .257 Roberts. Finally found one with wood I liked, so I jumped on it. Hope it shoots as well as Jay's.












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#7060746 - 11/10/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: Wacenturion]
MichiganScott Offline
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It's a lot nicer than the ones I saw in Dundee. I'd have spent the coin on one that looked as nice as yours or Jay's. Makes my standard Featherweight's wood look like so much mud.
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#7062097 - 11/10/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: MichiganScott]
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Wacenturion,
Very nice, great looking wood! I have settled on my final load, 42.5 gr. Varget w/ 80 gr. TTSX- shoots little tiny groups in this rifle with no pressure signs at all.
I do believe the quality of these guns is as good as it gets in an American factory rifle. The fit and finish is top shelf. Hope you enjoy that rifle.
Jay

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#7063871 - 11/11/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: jay]
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How are you guys liking the standard featherweight? I'm tempted to get one. I dont have the coin for the supergrade but I like those pictures. Anyone have pictures of the wood on the standards?

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#7064066 - 11/11/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: fishermen0105]
Wacenturion Offline
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Originally Posted By: fishermen0105
How are you guys liking the standard featherweight? I'm tempted to get one. I dont have the coin for the supergrade but I like those pictures. Anyone have pictures of the wood on the standards?


Here you go. Couple photos of one I made a deposit on but will probably not get it now, as I picked up the Super Grade.





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#7064258 - 11/11/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: Wacenturion]
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Thanks.

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