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Best Current Production CRF .308 #15684171 01/20/21
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Primary use is hunting, secondary SHTF. What say you?


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Kimber Montana if you can find one. M70 second ...

Re: Best Current Production CRF .308 [Re: High_Noon] #15684339 01/21/21
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Yep. I was looking at the M70.

I also looked at the Ruger Gunsite Scout, and I like the concept, but that barrel is awfully short at 16" and I don't think I want another Ruger.

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l told my pap and mam I was going to be a mountain man; acted like they was gut-shot. Make your life go here. Here's where the peoples is. Mother Gue, I says, the Rocky Mountains is the marrow of the world, and by God, I was right.
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My vote is also for the Kimber Montana with the Mod 70 EW being second ....Good luck...Hb

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If you reconsider the Ruger, it is also offered in an 18” as well as the 16.

Originally Posted by High_Noon
Yep. I was looking at the M70.

I also looked at the Ruger Gunsite Scout, and I like the concept, but that barrel is awfully short at 16" and I don't think I want another Ruger.

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Originally Posted by ldmay375
If you reconsider the Ruger, it is also offered in an 18” as well as the 16.


Good to know, but I was never very impressed with my MK II. Winchester M70 is probably top of the list and I've read too many horror stories about the Kimbers (hit or miss), but I know a lot of people like 'em.

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l told my pap and mam I was going to be a mountain man; acted like they was gut-shot. Make your life go here. Here's where the peoples is. Mother Gue, I says, the Rocky Mountains is the marrow of the world, and by God, I was right.
- Del Gue
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M70. My gunsmith really likes Tikka, but I've never owned one.

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My daughter Shoots a tikka t3 308
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M70.

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Have had three Hawkeyes with nary a bobble. The current M70s look very nice and come in several variations. I like the SS Featherweight. Kimber lists several, just no Montanas at present. That seems like an odd decision unless they want to push folks into the high-priced models or the Hunter.

I was lucky enough to find a very slick and lightweight Heym Mauser last Fall, so I’m covered. Brass, bullets, powder, and primers, all in stock here.😁


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I'd have some patience and find a nice classic M70 or pre-64 M70 instead of settling for what is made today.


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If you can live without CRF, Legacy is selling Howa Walnut Hunter models in SS. Always liked that look. Put a walnut stock on my Hawkeye AW .223.


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Find a pre-64 model 70. It will always hold its value.

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#1 Kimber Montana - great rifle, and the ones produced in the last handful of years are excellent
#2 Winchester M70 EW - the current M70s coming out of Portugal are also excellent, heavier than a Kimber Montana, though
#3 Tikka - well known for good out-of-the-box accuracy

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Although a fine rifle, Tikka is not CRF.


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Originally Posted by GuideGun
I'd have some patience and find a nice classic M70 or pre-64 M70 instead of settling for what is made today.


While opinions vary on the triggers, writers I trust have said the current ones assembled in Portugal are the best ever made. Both my sons had SS Classics made in New Haven, which were okay, but one had floorplate latch problems and both had clunky stocks “bedded” by squirting a blob of hot glue in the recoil lug recess.

The last I heard, the M70 barreled actions are made here, then shipped to Portugal for final assembly. The stocks of all FN-made ones were always made in Portugal. That factory has been in operation for decades, doing assembly work on lots of Browning models.


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1)Kimber
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Originally Posted by Pappy348
Have had three Hawkeyes with nary a bobble. The current M70s look very nice and come in several variations. I like the SS Featherweight. Kimber lists several, just no Montanas at present. That seems like an odd decision unless they want to push folks into the high-priced models or the Hunter.

I was lucky enough to find a very slick and lightweight Heym Mauser last Fall, so I’m covered. Brass, bullets, powder, and primers, all in stock here.😁



Montana’s are on the website, located under “mountain rifles”. They were only taken down from the website for a very short period of time.


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Winchester Featherweight


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M-70..like Porsche, there are NO substitutes...


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Ruger Hawkeye, M70...in that order.


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