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#6105370 - 01/29/12 I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts...  
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...order number 535109211, is a Shot Show Special. Does that mean it can only be ordered at the Shot Show? Does it mean that it was announced at the Shot Show and can be ordered afterwards? Does it mean that it's a limited run?

I asked my dealer to check on that order number and he said that he couldn't find it. I think what he meant was none of his suppliers had it.

I'd like to buy one but I'm not willing to pay through the nose if it's a limited run.


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#6106555 - 01/29/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: Jocko_Slugshot]  
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I checked on it and they had to be ordered by a distributor at the show. I called a shop I deal with and told them I wanted one and they in turn contacted their distributor to get one ordered.

However, one can check on that shot show gun page at a later date and locate where they were shipped. Click on the .257 in the shot show list of guns, which brings up the picture, description and UPC, item number whatever. At the bottom left there is a link to find dealers who carry it. Click that and it shows Gallery of Guns....which does not show them yet. However I'm assuming that there will be a list there at some point in time.

I also talked to Winchester and you can call later and find out once they are shipped where they went as far as dealers are concerned.

Hope that helps.

Oh...forgot. Suggested retail like $879 or somewhere in there without looking again. My shop said about $750, which is the same or cheaper than a older XTR in .257.

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#6107150 - 01/29/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: Wacenturion]  
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Originally Posted by Wacenturion
I checked on it and they had to be ordered by a distributor at the show. I called a shop I deal with and told them I wanted one and they in turn contacted their distributor to get one ordered.

However, one can check on that shot show gun page at a later date and locate where they were shipped. Click on the .257 in the shot show list of guns, which brings up the picture, description and UPC, item number whatever. At the bottom left there is a link to find dealers who carry it. Click that and it shows Gallery of Guns....which does not show them yet. However I'm assuming that there will be a list there at some point in time.

I also talked to Winchester and you can call later and find out once they are shipped where they went as far as dealers are concerned.

Hope that helps.

Oh...forgot. Suggested retail like $879 or somewhere in there without looking again. My shop said about $750, which is the same or cheaper than a older XTR in .257.


Wacenturion, thanks for all of the info. I made a note to follow up on this issue in a month or so. I hope there are a few of them left.


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#6122166 - 02/01/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: Jocko_Slugshot]  
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http://www.winchesterguns.com/products/catalog/detail.asp?mid=535109&family=001C

SA 535109210 22-250 Rem. 22" 42 1/4" 13 3/4" 1/2" 3/4" 6 lbs. 12 oz. $879.99
SHOT SHOW SPECIAL LA 535109211 257 Roberts 22" 42 3/4" 13 3/4" 1/2" 3/4" 7 lbs. $879.99
SA 535109212 243 Win. 22" 42 1/4" 13 3/4" 1/2" 3/4" 6 lbs. 12 oz. $879.99
SA 535109218 7mm-08 Rem. 22" 42 1/4" 13 3/4" 1/2" 3/4" 6 lbs. 12 oz. $879.99
SA 535109220 308 Win. 22" 42 1/4" 13 3/4" 1/2" 3/4" 6 lbs. 12 oz. $879.99
LA 535109225 25-06 Rem. 22" 42 3/4" 13 3/4" 1/2" 3/4" 7 lbs. $879.99
LA 535109226 270 Win. 22" 42 3/4" 13 3/4" 1/2" 3/4" 7 lbs. $879.99
LA 535109228 30-06 Spfld. 22" 42 3/4" 13 3/4" 1/2" 3/4" 7 lbs. $879.99
NEW LA 535109229 264 Win. Mag. 24" 44 3/4" 13 3/4" 1/2" 3/4" 7 lbs. 4 oz. $919.99
LA 535109233 300 Win. Mag. 24" 44 3/4" 13 3/4" 1/2" 3/4" 7 lbs. 4 oz. $919.99
SA 535109255 300 WSM 24" 44 1/4" 13 3/4" 1/2" 3/4" 7 lbs. $919.99
SA 535109264 270 WSM 24" 44 1/4" 13 3/4" 1/2" 3/4" 7 lbs. $919.99
NEW SA 535109265 7mm WSM 24" 44 1/4" 13 3/4" 1/2" 3/4" 7 lbs. 4 oz. $949.99
SA 535109277 325 WSM 24" 44 1/4" 13 3/4" 1/2" 3/4"


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#6122546 - 02/01/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: rte]  
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I saw that advertised when the SHOT show was being held. I immediately called the cell phone of the dealer I do all my business with,, as I knew he was at the shot show at the time. He orderred a few of them and my name is at the top of the list,, also getting the first pick of the three he orderred!

#6131111 - 02/04/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: Jocko_Slugshot]  
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Originally Posted by Wacenturion
I checked on it and they had to be ordered by a distributor at the show. I called a shop I deal with and told them I wanted one and they in turn contacted their distributor to get one ordered.

However, one can check on that shot show gun page at a later date and locate where they were shipped. Click on the .257 in the shot show list of guns, which brings up the picture, description and UPC, item number whatever. At the bottom left there is a link to find dealers who carry it. Click that and it shows Gallery of Guns....which does not show them yet. However I'm assuming that there will be a list there at some point in time.

I also talked to Winchester and you can call later and find out once they are shipped where they went as far as dealers are concerned.

Hope that helps.

Oh...forgot. Suggested retail like $879 or somewhere in there without looking again. My shop said about $750, which is the same or cheaper than a older XTR in .257.


Wacenturion, thanks for all of the info. I made a note to follow up on this issue in a month or so. I hope there are a few of them left.


I talked to my FFL dealer today and he's going to place an order with Davidson's Gallery of Guns.


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#6199213 - 02/20/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: Jocko_Slugshot]  
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Checked with a local dealer. He said he could get me one but the price would be $850. Are they really going for $750ish? Thanks.

#6200981 - 02/21/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: southtexas]  
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I talked to my dealer and he said $789

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thanks, Clay. Looks like my guy is trying to make a few extra bucks.

#6255978 - 03/05/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: southtexas]  
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Those of you who have a FWT 257 on order: what has your dealer said in terms of delivery? thanks

#6256232 - 03/05/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: southtexas]  
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When I spoke to Winchester the person there thought the end of February they might be going out as they were in the process of building them as I talked with them.

My bet would be in the next 4-5 weeks, but just a guess.


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#6256915 - 03/05/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: Wacenturion]  
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Wacenturion thanks, hope you are right. I read on another forum that they would not be shipped until August.

#6258784 - 03/06/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: southtexas]  
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Just talked with Winchester again and here's the time frames.

1. Jack O'conner Custom Tribute .270 will be available end of August

2. Jack O'conner Tribute .270 will be available first part of August.

2. Winchester 2012 Shotshow Model 70 Featherweight in .257 Roberts will be available in approximately 180 days

I assume the other Shotshow guns would also be available in the same time frame as the "Bob".

That's the latest.


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#6259112 - 03/06/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: Wacenturion]  
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Hey, thanks for the info. Not exactly what I wanted to hear. But I guess it is what it is! wink

#6527532 - 05/22/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: southtexas]  
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anyone heard an update on when these rifles will be produced?

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Hard to believe it will be nicer than the Kimber 84M in 257 Roberts.

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Originally Posted by Bushmaster1313
Hard to believe it will be nicer than the Kimber 84M in 257 Roberts.


Maybe they'll come with an Ivory grip cap... grin

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#6547045 - 05/28/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: 257Deland]  
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Originally Posted by 257Deland
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Hard to believe it will be nicer than the Kimber 84M in 257 Roberts.


Maybe they'll come with an Ivory grip cap... grin


I hope not.

#6547079 - 05/28/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: Bushmaster1313]  
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Mine will be shipping on the 11th of Nov.

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Which version?
Do you mind telling how much it costs?

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M70 FEATHERWEIGHT,NS,257. $789ish.

#6550326 - 05/30/12 Re: I see the new Model 70 featherweight in .257 Roberts... [Re: SPAD]  
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Not a bad price. Did the pre-64 257 Roberts have the short action, or the long action like the new one?

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The pre-64 was only made in a "long" action. Mag box had spacers in front/back/both to allow feeding. A filler block was added to the extractor which acted as a bolt stop and made different lengths to accomodate each caliber other than the standard 30.06 and magnum. A longer ejector compensated for shorter calibers. Wisner's Inc.


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Winchester never did make a short action pre-64 Model 70, in any cartridge.


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