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Have a 1993 New Haven Model 70 Stainless Classic in synthetic stock (308), and will a McMillan Edge in wood reduce the weight and by how much? I have a Winchester 1992 catalog and it lists the Model 70 classic stainless in synthetic 308 as 7 lb. Have it now mounted with scope and it weighs 8.3 lbs....can I get it any lower with walnut wood?

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Not sure you can get there with wood stock someone else may be more experienced with wood.

I have a McMillan edge, SS classic .308, Swarovski z3, sk steel mounts and I am at 7 lbs 4 oz. I could make some different choices and get closer to 7lbs.

Here was my weights you could add your scope and stock weight and see what you are looking at.

Action and barrel 4lb 3.3 oz
BM,screws, mag 7.4 oz
SK mounts 3.4 oz

I think my McMillan edge was about 28 oz

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Idg397, thanks for your reply....your SS Classic in the 308 did you have the synthetic stock and changed it to the McMillan Edge? Mine has the McMillan synthetic I believe and it may be stamped with McMillan in the barrel channel am not sure without taking it out of the action. I wonder what my stock weighs compared to the McMillan Edge? I would like to stay with a synthetic if I could save a few ozs. in weight. If you are at 7.4 lbs, that is almost a lb. less than I am....8.3 vs 7.4. My scope is an older 3 x 9 Redfield Widefield....do not know weight but probably 16 ozs plus steel mounts.

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I bet your scope weighs more than you think. My Swarovski z3 3-9x42 weighs about 13 oz and is about as light as you can get unless you go fixed power or less magnification.

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Yes I had the standard black Tupperware stock.

Use the numbers a posted above for naked parts and add the weight of your preferred mounts, scope and stock. Should give you a pretty good idea of your finished weight.

Post a picture of you can, mine is a featherweight barrel profile I assume yours is too??

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Depending on the pattern, my experience with Winchester McMillans is that the edge will be 4-8 ounces lighter than the standard (and obviously more for magnum fill) in the same pattern. I know it’s quite a range, but the McMillans vary a fair bit and it seems the more recent vintage edge have been heavier. Figure 6 and you will probably be close.

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I hate to say it, but the op is vauge. He doesn't even know if it is a Mcmillan or factory tupperware. Do any of you even know if it is a fwt or std wt? Op does not say. Is it a winlite stock? Pics of the rifle and stock. Op is not going to know exactly what it is and you guys don't know what the stock weighs because the op doesn't even know wth he has. So the original question is impossible to answer.


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All true bsa.
Obviously if it’s un modified it will be a fw contour barrel in the standard tupperware stock.
Once again, pics would help immensely.

Edit - also not sure what McMillan edge in wood is. Mcwoody?

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BSA, sorry did not explain what the model 70 I have… it is the std. weight contour barrel and standard stock (probably tupperware). Not the Winlite.


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Winniw70 here, sorry for the confusion of the post directly above. I just logged back in on my phone name of Blueboy, My name on my laptop is Winnie70, do not know how to get it changed to Winnie70. on phone. Anyway, I am taking stock out of the action to determine actual weight to get a better idea of what I have. Keep you posted...Thanks.

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New Haven Standard Classic...McMillan Edge...Leupold 1.5x5

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However, your header says changing to wood...a post says McMillian edge....McMillian Woody? Where are you going?

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battue, I did originally did want wood but have decided to stay with synthetic if can get the weight down. Sorry. s yours a 308?

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battue, I did originally did want wood but have decided to stay with synthetic if can get the weight down. Sorry. Is yours a 308?

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Originally Posted by Blueboy
BSA, sorry did not explain what the model 70 I have… it is the std. weight contour barrel and standard stock (probably tupperware). Not the Winlite.

If it’s a 1993 ss classic 308 it should have a featherweight contour barrel. SN should be Gxxxxx (5 digit).

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my M70 Classic SS FW 308 (5 digit) barreled action weighs 4 lbs 2.9 oz.

+ McMillan Hunters Edge compact & PT&G aluminum bottom is 6 lbs 3.0 oz

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AKwolverine, it is a 1993 ss classic 308 with contour barrel and SN Gxxxxx (5 digit)....have not figured out how to send photo.

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If it is a Featherweight…it will say the same on the barrel. ????


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Not on the early ss classics.
All early SA stainless classics were fw contour. It will just be labeled classic stainless on the barrel.

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Originally Posted by AKwolverine
Not on the early ss classics.
All early SA stainless classics were fw contour. It will just be labeled classic stainless on the barrel.

correct AK, classic stainless on the barrel


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