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Post them up. Anyone seeing any good deals out there? I know I can't be the only one here finding good deals. Lets see them..


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I picked up a 338 Win Mag and a 300 Win Mag model 70 XTR last year.One was $600,the other $650.Both in great shape,both had old scopes and muzzle breaks on them too.Lot of rifle for the money.Those XTR models are really nice and great triggers too.
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I figured $450 wasn’t too bad for this ole 270.

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Dang,you did good on that one.


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It depends on what you consider a good deal. To me this was a good deal because you can’t find minty Super Grades in 22 Hornet. If you consider the cost, that is another thing…


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Very nice !
Needs a longer scope though, to get those mounts in better locations.
Weaver style or Talley style mounts, I'd look at.

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Originally Posted by shrapnel
It depends on what you consider a good deal. To me this was a good deal because you can’t find minty Super Grades in 22 Hornet. If you consider the cost, that is another thing…


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Dammit shrap if it was a good deal why is it laying on the floor? You wear out your couch?lol


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Sweet rifles guys!!! Thanks for sharing. You know, I have more of an appreciation for those XTR's now, after owning a few of them. Those are some damn good deals and some beautiful rifles. Shrap always has some great taste too. That's a damn cool old 22 Hornet in a hard to find configuration.


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Originally Posted by Direct_Drive
Very nice !
Needs a longer scope though, to get those mounts in better locations.
Weaver style or Talley style mounts, I'd look at.

Maybe you didn't notice, but the front mount is an extended ring that is allowing the scope back far enough for goode eye relief. Talley rings are not a good looking ring anyhow. I don't want a long over bearing scope on the rifle, this scope is a dandy 3-10X42 with BRX reticle. It will make this gun a shooting contender...


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Just bought this monster...to go with the 25-06 FWT,6.5x55 XTR Sporter and 250 Savage carbine. [Linked Image from i.postimg.cc] [Linked Image from i.postimg.cc] [Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]

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'96 Heavy Varmint in 220 Swift. -Al


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Originally Posted by sqweeler
Just bought this monster...to go with the 25-06 FWT,6.5x55 XTR Sporter and 250 Savage carbine. [Linked Image from i.postimg.cc] [Linked Image from i.postimg.cc] [Linked Image from i.postimg.cc]


Sweet, looks like a very handy 375H&H. Shortened barrel too? Kind of like Dirtfarmers rifle.


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Originally Posted by Al_Nyhus
'96 Heavy Varmint in 220 Swift. -Al

Those heavy varmints are shooters. I'll bet your rifle drives tacks.


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
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Nice 6 digit 375H&H squeeler. Appears to be in like new condition. They seem to be quite popular..


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It's like new 7 digit.Be a while before I can shoot it,can't find brass.

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I'm not home so no pictures but I scored a darn nice 1948 250Sav not to long ago!

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Sorry I have no pics at the moment. I picked up a '51 '64 model 70 standard in .270 that is 98-99% with a Redfield 3x9 widefield in redfield mounts. This scope has the round objective and the tv screen ocular. All 100% original.
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Picked up a pre 64 fwt in 30-06 last fall at what I thought was a fair price. Stock (monte carlo) needs refinishing and a couple deep scratches in it but metalwork is very good. Contemplated selling the rifle as I have a pretty nice 270 fwt and a recently completed 280 fwt (both pre 64s) but decided to do a bit of a project with this one in a phased approach. Not sure how much it will get hunted but I suppose that depends on how well it shoots.

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Originally Posted by patbrennan
Picked up a pre 64 fwt in 30-06 last fall at what I thought was a fair price. Stock (monte carlo) needs refinishing and a couple deep scratches in it but metalwork is very good. Contemplated selling the rifle as I have a pretty nice 270 fwt and a recently completed 280 fwt (both pre 64s) but decided to do a bit of a project with this one in a phased approach. Not sure how much it will get hunted but I suppose that depends on how well it shoots.

That 30-06 sounds like a Mcmillan stock away from being perfect to me. Ha ha. Or a prime candidate for one. Hunters compact or edge would really spruce it up, lighten it and give it the perfect balance IMHO.


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The 270 is in a mcmillan compact (edge) and the 280 is in a pacific research (24oz) stock. My favourite is the pacific research.
Thinking perhaps a bansner for the next one, down the road a bit!

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Originally Posted by shrapnel
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Very nice !
Needs a longer scope though, to get those mounts in better locations.
Weaver style or Talley style mounts, I'd look at.

Maybe you didn't notice, but the front mount is an extended ring that is allowing the scope back far enough for goode eye relief. Talley rings are not a good looking ring anyhow. I don't want a long over bearing scope on the rifle, this scope is a dandy 3-10X42 with BRX reticle. It will make this gun a shooting contender...

Maybe a shooting contender but on a classic it looks like beauty is in the eye of the beholder.....

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Originally Posted by patbrennan
The 270 is in a mcmillan compact (edge) and the 280 is in a pacific research (24oz) stock. My favourite is the pacific research.
Thinking perhaps a bansner for the next one, down the road a bit!

Very good. It's nice to have a variety. Great taste in stocks buddy..


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I picked up a 257 Roberts recently. Bought it from a local gent. Really like it so far. I'll try to attach some pics.[img]https://imgur.com/nyt4pEv[/img]

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Been a long while as I think I am set. That said, a pretty neat Ruger #1 followed me home a few days ago.


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Originally Posted by Festus
I picked up a 257 Roberts recently. Bought it from a local gent. Really like it so far. I'll try to attach some pics.

Those pics are really grainy and small. I wish some of you guys would use Imgur or postimage. But from what I can see, it looks like a nice rifle. Congrats. Those 257's are harder to come by. I've seen some for sale, but always out of my price range. Often times over $2,500.00..


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I try to stick with the basics, they do so well. Nothing fancy mind you, just plain jane will get it done with style.
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Originally Posted by sqweeler
It's like new 7 digit.Be a while before I can shoot it,can't find brass.
Brothers got New Old Stock WW Brass, Sierra bullets & RCBS Dies leftover from the 70's that he would part with if your interested...

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BobinNH’s son dug up a couple more P64’s Featherweights (270-30-06) Bob had mothballed away. I snagged them both up for my boys.


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Pretty cool Scotty. Those 270 fwt's are getting harder and harder to find these days.


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My uncle gave me this 30-06 last fall.

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20" barrel?

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Originally Posted by keystoneben
My uncle gave me this 30-06 last fall.

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Nice gift from your uncle. I'm sure it's seen a lot of hunts in it's lifetime. Made in '51.


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I saw a pre war (1940) 30-06 today with a cheap axed old bushnell 4x for $650


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If I were buying…..that SS .375 would seriously raise my blood pressure! Nice find! memtb


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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Pretty cool Scotty. Those 270 fwt's are getting harder and harder to find these days.

We have two of them in the family……my wife (in her previous marriage) bought one for each of her sons!

I picked up one in a .223 Rem. about 15 years ago….nice little rifle! memtb

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My uncle gave me this 30-06 last fall.

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Now that is a cool darned gift! Very awesome Ben.


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Pretty cool Scotty. Those 270 fwt's are getting harder and harder to find these days.

We have two of them in the family……my wife (in her previous marriage) bought one for each of her sons!

I picked up one in a .223 Rem. about 15 years ago….nice little rifle! memtb

The pre 64 model 70 270fwt is damn hard to find. Good score on those buddy. That 223 rem featherweight is one you also don't see much of. There is an XTR FWT 223 rem for sale in the classifieds here. Someone needs to buy that rifle. The closest thing I have is a 22-250 XTR FWT that I bought last year. Dang thing is almost too purty to hunt with. I've taken it to the range a few times, just to check loads and accuracy after glass bedding it. She's a shooter too! Just the way I like them..


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Pretty cool Scotty. Those 270 fwt's are getting harder and harder to find these days.

We have two of them in the family……my wife (in her previous marriage) bought one for each of her sons!

I picked up one in a .223 Rem. about 15 years ago….nice little rifle! memtb

The pre 64 model 70 270fwt is damn hard to find. Good score on those buddy. That 223 rem featherweight is one you also don't see much of. There is an XTR FWT 223 rem for sale in the classifieds here. Someone needs to buy that rifle. The closest thing I have is a 22-250 XTR FWT that I bought last year. Dang thing is almost too purty to hunt with. I've taken it to the range a few times, just to check loads and accuracy after glass bedding it. She's a shooter too! Just the way I like them..


Wow…..I missed the “Pre 64” part! ☹️ These are just XTR’s…..as is the .223 Rem! Though, there is a “Pre 64”, 264 WM in the family. My wife killed her very first big game animal, a moose, with it. It was her ex husband’s rifle! memtb


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Pretty cool Scotty. Those 270 fwt's are getting harder and harder to find these days.

We have two of them in the family……my wife (in her previous marriage) bought one for each of her sons!

I picked up one in a .223 Rem. about 15 years ago….nice little rifle! memtb

The pre 64 model 70 270fwt is damn hard to find. Good score on those buddy. That 223 rem featherweight is one you also don't see much of. There is an XTR FWT 223 rem for sale in the classifieds here. Someone needs to buy that rifle. The closest thing I have is a 22-250 XTR FWT that I bought last year. Dang thing is almost too purty to hunt with. I've taken it to the range a few times, just to check loads and accuracy after glass bedding it. She's a shooter too! Just the way I like them..


Wow…..I missed the “Pre 64” part! ☹️ These are just XTR’s…..as is the .223 Rem! Though, there is a “Pre 64”, 264 WM in the family. My wife killed her very first big game animal, a moose, with it. It was her ex husband’s rifle! memtb

Nothing wrong with a good XTR. I had a beautiful one chambered in 270 win and sold it to 79s here, for his daughters first moose hunt. I think she loves that rifle. It was NIB when I found it, and it was a very early WRA as well. The pre 64 270 fwt's can be much harder to find though, and a lot more expensive. I also had one of those for a while. I got to pick from a private collection. In that collection he had one NIB, and the others were shooters. All original, but still shooter grade rifles. The NIB one was priced at $1,700.00, the one I bought was $1,350.00. I was told by my friend, that was selling them, that if I wanted the best shooter, then buy the one for $1,350.00. So that is what I did. I later sold the stock on ebay for $425.00 and bought a Mcmillan hunter's compact for $350.00 to put on it. The rifle was damn near perfect at that point, but I never really cared for or appreciated the 270 winchester cartridge, so I sent it down the road with no regrets.


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Tickled pink over this find at a local show last week. Not a collector rifle, but just a good hunting rifle.Pre 64 70 in 257 Roberts, came with rings, I added the Leupold.
Was an unbelievable price !!!
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Originally Posted by kenster99
Tickled pink over this find at a local show last week. Not a collector rifle, but just a good hunting rifle.Pre 64 70 in 257 Roberts, came with rings, I added the Leupold.
Was an unbelievable price !!!
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Cool rifle and cartridge. Appears to have been nicely reblued. Looks to have also been nicely freefloated. Probably glass bedded as well. If the throat is not toast, and the rifling is still good, I'd expect that rifle to shoot very well. That would definitely be a fun one to play around with. You'll have to let us know how she shoots for you. It's also very nice when you run across a good pre 64 at a great price!! Good snag there.. The only thing I'd do differently is run DD's instead of the standard mounts that hang out into the ejection/loading port.


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The last 3 I have bought. I sold all my pre-war model 70's then saw the 220 Swift in a gun store, then the 22 Hornet on the internet, then the custom model 70 Hornet at a gun show this past weekend...



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The last 3 I have bought. I sold all my pre-war model 70's then saw the 220 Swift in a gun store, then the 22 Hornet on the internet, then the custom model 70 Hornet at a gun show this past weekend...



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Sweethearts right there. Thanks for sharing!!


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My uncle gave me this 30-06 last fall.

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Now that is a cool darned gift! Very awesome Ben.

Thanks, he moved overseas to work for four or five years. He gave me about a dozen different firearms. When he gets back they're living between TN and NY, so he wanted to lighten his load.

Here's the first three shots at 200. I just tried the same 165gr interlock load that shoots well in my other two pre64 fwt's. Might try a heavier grain bullet for this rifle tho.
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Originally Posted by keystoneben
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My uncle gave me this 30-06 last fall.

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Now that is a cool darned gift! Very awesome Ben.

Thanks, he moved overseas to work for four or five years. He gave me about a dozen different firearms. When he gets back they're living between TN and NY, so he wanted to lighten his load.

Here's the first three shots at 200. I just tried the same 165gr interlock load that shoots well in my other two pre64 fwt's. Might try a heavier grain bullet for this rifle tho.
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Looks like a damn fine shooter! I'd be happy with that.


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Bought a M70 FWT AT from a member here on the fire. Smooth purchase beginning to end and rifle was exactly as described. Wish I could upload a better image but the attachment manager restriction is around 99.

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Originally Posted by mwarren
Bought a M70 FWT AT from a member here on the fire. Smooth purchase beginning to end and rifle was exactly as described. Wish I could upload a better image but the attachment manager restriction is around 99.

7mm Rem


It's weird how Winchester calls that a "FWT", when it's just a sporter put in a featherweight stock. Nice rifles though.


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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
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Bought a M70 FWT AT from a member here on the fire. Smooth purchase beginning to end and rifle was exactly as described. Wish I could upload a better image but the attachment manager restriction is around 99.

7mm Rem


It's weird how Winchester calls that a "FWT", when it's just a sporter put in a featherweight stock. Nice rifles though.


I know what you mean. The barrel is 24" and I believe most stainless classic 7mm Rem's are 26"...but still a sporter in a featherweight stock.

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Originally Posted by keystoneben
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My uncle gave me this 30-06 last fall.

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Now that is a cool darned gift! Very awesome Ben.

Thanks, he moved overseas to work for four or five years. He gave me about a dozen different firearms. When he gets back they're living between TN and NY, so he wanted to lighten his load.

Here's the first three shots at 200. I just tried the same 165gr interlock load that shoots well in my other two pre64 fwt's. Might try a heavier grain bullet for this rifle tho.
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Well damn, nothing left to do with that one! That's a great shooter. What a cool gift.


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The last 3 I have bought. I sold all my pre-war model 70's then saw the 220 Swift in a gun store, then the 22 Hornet on the internet, then the custom model 70 Hornet at a gun show this past weekend...



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Wow!!! Who did the custom build?

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Model 70 classic stainless mint condition at a local gun show 7mm mag $550 otd Felt like I had won the lottery

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Originally Posted by Live2hunt941
Model 70 classic stainless mint condition at a local gun show 7mm mag $550 otd Felt like I had won the lottery
Very nice!! That is like winning the lottery. Just relaying what I saw at the Reno Cabela’s. 1 pre 64 375h&h reasonably priced. 1 264 win mag, standard rifle, btm metal shows a lot of wear. 1953 300h&h rechambered to 300 wby for $1000. Stainless classic 375h&h, 300 win mag stainless classic that was overpriced at $1,399


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The last 3 I have bought. I sold all my pre-war model 70's then saw the 220 Swift in a gun store, then the 22 Hornet on the internet, then the custom model 70 Hornet at a gun show this past weekend...



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Wow!!! Who did the custom build?


I don’t know. The gun came out of a collection of over 400 guns from Robert Peterson of Peterson publishing and it was supposed to have been built by someone in the Bitterroot area of Montana in the early 2000’s. Peterson died in 2007. The guns I saw from this part of his collection were damn nice, but this stood alone as to the quality of the build. It was the only custom gun that I saw, but there were only about 30 guns in the collection that I was able to see.

The Texans that came here to buy guns bought 10 or so to take back to Texas to sell in their store, they tried to get this one too, but thankfully, I prevailed and got it.

I had Monte Mandarino look at it and he commented on how some of the metal work looked like Tom Burgess’s work, but he couldn’t say for certain.


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I stumbled upon a couple. Picked up the ‘55 Featherweight at a gun show yesterday.

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Very nice! what cartridge ?

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Wouldn't mind selling a few, but not going to give them away either.

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Very nice! what cartridge ?

Thanks! The Pre’64 is a 30-06 and the other is a 270.

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Pre-64 Featherweight, .270 naturally.

Pre-64 Standard Grade, 300 H&H


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Originally Posted by gunnut308
I stumbled upon a couple. Picked up the ‘55 Featherweight at a gun show yesterday.

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Damn nice. I like that XTR FWT as well!! Very clean rifles man..


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Just saw a sweet XTR FWT 30-06. Not sure if it is worth $800.00 though. It's a sweetheart though, with nice wood. The downfall is the recoil pad has been changed out. Someone did a horrible job on it too, so a red pachmayr would need to be added. It's one with featherweight scrolled on the barrel too. 190xxxx serial number, so likely a 1989 model. Clean bolt face and sharp lands, with no wear on the bluing at the muzzle. Has a lot of life left in it.


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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Just saw a sweet XTR FWT 30-06. Not sure if it is worth $800.00 though. It's a sweetheart though, with nice wood. The downfall is the recoil pad has been changed out. Someone did a horrible job on it too, so a red pachmayr would need to be added. It's one with featherweight scrolled on the barrel too. 190xxxx serial number, so likely a 1989 model. Clean bolt face and sharp lands, with no wear on the bluing at the muzzle. Has a lot of life left in it.
Was it labeled XTR on the left side BSA?

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Originally Posted by AKwolverine
Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
Just saw a sweet XTR FWT 30-06. Not sure if it is worth $800.00 though. It's a sweetheart though, with nice wood. The downfall is the recoil pad has been changed out. Someone did a horrible job on it too, so a red pachmayr would need to be added. It's one with featherweight scrolled on the barrel too. 190xxxx serial number, so likely a 1989 model. Clean bolt face and sharp lands, with no wear on the bluing at the muzzle. Has a lot of life left in it.
Was it labeled XTR on the left side BSA?

Can't remember buddy. I do know the right hand side said "featherweight" in cursive. I'm buying a pistola there and told them I may buy the rifle as well. I'll check it out better when I go in to pick up my new pistol. It's an XTR FWT, so I'm assuming it says XTR on the side though. Some say 1988 was the last year they used that designation, so that is a great question. I'll be sure to check that tomorrow or Wednesday. Thanks! I'll let you know what I find out.


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Very nice! what cartridge ?

Thanks! The Pre’64 is a 30-06 and the other is a 270.

Both very nice rifles, but that '55 FW really catches my eye. I do not need another rifle but I would have had a real hard time walking away from that, congrats!

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Here are a couple I got from BobinNH’s boy.

The 30-06

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This is the 30/06 he carried around home is last Fall.

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Here is the 270

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The 30-06 goes to my 25 year old boy and the 270 to my 16 month old when he’s ready. I can’t think of much better than passing those two along to my boys to bump and bang up chasing deer and elk.

I’ll get some better pictures once they come home to me, but they aren’t anything but mid 50’s Featherweights but I’ll bet they shoot.

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Originally Posted by beretzs
Here are a couple I got from BobinNH’s boy.

The 30-06

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This is the 30/06 he carried around home is last Fall.

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Very cool!! I miss that old guy..


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Originally Posted by beretzs
Here is the 270

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The 30-06 goes to my 25 year old boy and the 270 to my 16 month old when he’s ready. I can’t think of much better than passing those two along to my boys to bump and bang up chasing deer and elk.

I’ll get some better pictures once they come home to me, but they aren’t anything but mid 50’s Featherweights but I’ll bet they shoot.

I can't think of a better rifle to pass down or to learn on. Great choices there buddy!!


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Thanks. Me either. My older already has a few good rifles and loves his 7x57 Featherweight so I figure the 06 is a good one for him. The younger one don't have nothin yet, but I wouldn't be surprised if more doesn't show up for him in the next few years grin

I know Bob would approve!


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Yes he would, from what I know of him.

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Originally Posted by AKwolverine
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Just saw a sweet XTR FWT 30-06. Not sure if it is worth $800.00 though. It's a sweetheart though, with nice wood. The downfall is the recoil pad has been changed out. Someone did a horrible job on it too, so a red pachmayr would need to be added. It's one with featherweight scrolled on the barrel too. 190xxxx serial number, so likely a 1989 model. Clean bolt face and sharp lands, with no wear on the bluing at the muzzle. Has a lot of life left in it.
Was it labeled XTR on the left side BSA?

AK, what do we call them if it does not say XTR on the side of it? Just a featherweight? Seems weird because it is an XTR by all rights. I was thinking about driving in to town to look at it again..


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Originally Posted by gunnut308
I stumbled upon a couple. Picked up the ‘55 Featherweight at a gun show yesterday.

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Heck yeah! Those are NICE GN! Man, very nice grabs!


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Mine doesn’t have “XTR” on it but it does have the cursive “Featherweight”.
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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
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Just saw a sweet XTR FWT 30-06. Not sure if it is worth $800.00 though. It's a sweetheart though, with nice wood. The downfall is the recoil pad has been changed out. Someone did a horrible job on it too, so a red pachmayr would need to be added. It's one with featherweight scrolled on the barrel too. 190xxxx serial number, so likely a 1989 model. Clean bolt face and sharp lands, with no wear on the bluing at the muzzle. Has a lot of life left in it.
Was it labeled XTR on the left side BSA?

AK, what do we call them if it does not say XTR on the side of it? Just a featherweight? Seems weird because it is an XTR by all rights. I was thinking about driving in to town to look at it again..
Not sure, BSA. I just call them the post xtr featherweights; I don’t know of a better way to designate them. Maybe we should designate them the scroll featherweights. smile

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Originally Posted by gunnut308
Mine doesn’t have “XTR” on it but it does have the cursive “Featherweight”.
Serial # G19064xx
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Originally Posted by gunnut308
Mine doesn’t have “XTR” on it but it does have the cursive “Featherweight”.
Serial # G19064xx
They look exactly like an XTR, but don't have that nomenclature on it. I know we've talked about this and when they stopped using "XTR". Just wondering why?
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This one also has an "A" at the end of the serial # as well. I can't remember if that means it is a duplicate serial #??


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Right now, I'm building up my discretionary fund for a pretty nice Italian shotgun, but a nice Model 70 in the right caliber is one of several things that might bump that shotgun back a bit.


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Did the XTR go away when Winchester sold out in 1981? Or possibly they did away with the XTR on the Featherweights and kept using it on the sporter weight rifles??

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Originally Posted by gunnut308
Did the XTR go away when Winchester sold out in 1981? Or possibly they did away with the XTR on the Featherweights and kept using it on the sporter weight rifles??
Nope, it’s there on the fw through at least ‘88.

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Just saw a sweet XTR FWT 30-06. Not sure if it is worth $800.00 though. It's a sweetheart though, with nice wood. The downfall is the recoil pad has been changed out. Someone did a horrible job on it too, so a red pachmayr would need to be added. It's one with featherweight scrolled on the barrel too. 190xxxx serial number, so likely a 1989 model. Clean bolt face and sharp lands, with no wear on the bluing at the muzzle. Has a lot of life left in it.
Was it labeled XTR on the left side BSA?

AK, what do we call them if it does not say XTR on the side of it? Just a featherweight? Seems weird because it is an XTR by all rights. I was thinking about driving in to town to look at it again..
Not sure, BSA. I just call them the post xtr featherweights; I don’t know of a better way to designate them. Maybe we should designate them the scroll featherweights. smile

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Originally Posted by AKwolverine
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Did the XTR go away when Winchester sold out in 1981? Or possibly they did away with the XTR on the Featherweights and kept using it on the sporter weight rifles??
Nope, it’s there on the fw through at least ‘88.

Yep. 1988 from what I could find. The one I showed pics of was made in '89. And it does not have XTR on the left side of the barrel, like you figured. If the dang thing was 100% original, I would probably lay down the money for it. The stock has not been cut, but the recoil pad they put on it does not fit well. Really not a huge issue, but does take away from the originality. I actually leave my classic stainless with it's hard original pad just to keep it original. Sometimes I think about pulling the pad off and putting a red pachmayr on it because it is uncomfortable to shoot off the bench:
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Also, going back to the XTR's, I have a 300WBY XTR Sporter that has "XTR" on the barrel. It was made in 1988..


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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
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Did the XTR go away when Winchester sold out in 1981? Or possibly they did away with the XTR on the Featherweights and kept using it on the sporter weight rifles??
Nope, it’s there on the fw through at least ‘88.

Yep. 1988 from what I could find. The one I showed pics of was made in '89. And it does not have XTR on the left side of the barrel, like you figured. If the dang thing was 100% original, I would probably lay down the money for it. The stock has not been cut, but the recoil pad they put on it does not fit well. Really not a huge issue, but does take away from the originality. I actually leave my classic stainless with it's hard original pad just to keep it original. Sometimes I think about pulling the pad off and putting a red pachmayr on it because it is uncomfortable to shoot off the bench:
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Also, going back to the XTR's, I have a 300WBY XTR Sporter that has "XTR" on the barrel. It was made in 1988..

That's a good looking rifle which one is that?


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Did the XTR go away when Winchester sold out in 1981? Or possibly they did away with the XTR on the Featherweights and kept using it on the sporter weight rifles??
Nope, it’s there on the fw through at least ‘88.

Yep. 1988 from what I could find. The one I showed pics of was made in '89. And it does not have XTR on the left side of the barrel, like you figured. If the dang thing was 100% original, I would probably lay down the money for it. The stock has not been cut, but the recoil pad they put on it does not fit well. Really not a huge issue, but does take away from the originality. I actually leave my classic stainless with it's hard original pad just to keep it original. Sometimes I think about pulling the pad off and putting a red pachmayr on it because it is uncomfortable to shoot off the bench:
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Also, going back to the XTR's, I have a 300WBY XTR Sporter that has "XTR" on the barrel. It was made in 1988..

That's a good looking rifle which one is that?

Thanks, that is my classic stainless 30-06. I bought it about a year and a half ago. Great rifle. Came with a silver Leupold that I later sold.


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That’s a cool rifle.


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This is a fantastic thread. I need another rifle like a hole in the head but after reading this I'm in the market!


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This is a fantastic thread. I need another rifle like a hole in the head but after reading this I'm in the market!

Ha ha.. It's terrible!!! Its hard to stay out of the gunshops in search for nice model 70's. Sometimes you find some great deals out there!!! I think I bought about 7 model 70's over the last year. All excellent shooters too. Putting a little work into them is almost as much fun as finding them and shooting them..


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1960 Winchester 300 H-H mag

Imissedm pictures too..


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Very nice! what cartridge ?

Thanks! The Pre’64 is a 30-06 and the other is a 270.

I am trying to reduce here, but that '55 Featherweight 30-06 would be really hard to put down.... congrats!

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This is a fantastic thread. I need another rifle like a hole in the head but after reading this I'm in the market!

Ha ha.. It's terrible!!! Its hard to stay out of the gunshops in search for nice model 70's. Sometimes you find some great deals out there!!! I think I bought about 7 model 70's over the last year. All excellent shooters too. Putting a little work into them is almost as much fun as finding them and shooting them..

I know !! Have to hold out for the deals


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Not exactly a recent purchase but a recent project completed. Barreled action has been around the house for almost a year now.

Winchester M70 Ranger Short Action
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PT&G bottom metal

It will likely need to be bedded but I'm gonna shoot it as is first.

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Originally Posted by Technoman26
Not exactly a recent purchase but a recent project completed. Barreled action has been around the house for almost a year now.

Winchester M70 Ranger Short Action
243 Win
McMillan Hunters Edge
PT&G bottom metal

It will likely need to be bedded but I'm gonna shoot it as is first.


Is there a reason you are not bedding it first?


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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
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Not exactly a recent purchase but a recent project completed. Barreled action has been around the house for almost a year now.

Winchester M70 Ranger Short Action
243 Win
McMillan Hunters Edge
PT&G bottom metal

It will likely need to be bedded but I'm gonna shoot it as is first.


Is there a reason you are not bedding it first?

Not really. Mostly time and effort. We'll see how far I get before the next range trip.

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Originally Posted by Technoman26
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Not exactly a recent purchase but a recent project completed. Barreled action has been around the house for almost a year now.

Winchester M70 Ranger Short Action
243 Win
McMillan Hunters Edge
PT&G bottom metal

It will likely need to be bedded but I'm gonna shoot it as is first.


Is there a reason you are not bedding it first?

Not really. Mostly time and effort. We'll see how far I get before the next range trip.

Well, I wish you good luck with it. In my experience, a model 70 benefits greatly from being properly glass bedded. I don't blame you, if you aren't comfortable doing the job yourself. I've been doing them for years, so it's a "no brainer" and doesn't take much time or energy, but does make a huge difference that will last a lifetime, if done right. That's consistency in accuracy that can be counted on. There's piece of mind when you can pull your barreled action out and clean it after every nasty hunt, without fear of losing POI, or accuracy degrading over time, or messing with torque values. The glass bedding is the foundation of a solid rifle.


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Originally Posted by bsa1917hunter
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Originally Posted by Technoman26
Not exactly a recent purchase but a recent project completed. Barreled action has been around the house for almost a year now.

Winchester M70 Ranger Short Action
243 Win
McMillan Hunters Edge
PT&G bottom metal

It will likely need to be bedded but I'm gonna shoot it as is first.


Is there a reason you are not bedding it first?

Not really. Mostly time and effort. We'll see how far I get before the next range trip.

Well, I wish you good luck with it. In my experience, a model 70 benefits greatly from being properly glass bedded. I don't blame you, if you aren't comfortable doing the job yourself. I've been doing them for years, so it's a "no brainer" and doesn't take much time or energy, but does make a huge difference that will last a lifetime, if done right. That's consistency in accuracy that can be counted on. There's piece of mind when you can pull your barreled action out and clean it after every nasty hunt, without fear of losing POI, or accuracy degrading over time, or messing with torque values. The glass bedding is the foundation of a solid rifle.

I understand all of that. It's not a comfort-level thing. I've bedded at least a dozen model 70s probably quite a few more. I've also bedded Ruger 77s (that's fun) and Remington 700s. I simply don't have a lot of spare time at the moment and I want to shoot this rifle. I never once shot the donor. I suppose I should probably just delay it longer until I do have time to bed it. But if I get to the range before it gets done, it will make the trip too.

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