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I just came across a decent sounding deal for a Winchester model 70 in 300 WSM. The lady I talked to said the gun was bought to go on an Elk hunt in CO this year but the hunt has fell thru. She didnt know much about the gun other than it has only been shot enough to sight it in. I am trying to arrange to go look at the gun tomorrow. My questions are how is the quality of a Winchester rifle as compared to a Rem 700 BDL. I only have Rem 700's. I don't know if this will be a rifle I would keep or I might see if I can turn it around for a decent profit. Any thoughts are appreciated.
 

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All I ever shoot for hunting are winchesters. They look good and are fairly accurate. With a 270, I can get sub moa groops with good handloads and a modified trigger. With the 223 stealth, I get down below 1/4 inch at 100yds with handloads. The major downfall is the triggers in my opinion, but you can easily fix that. They are very easy to adjust. Another thing I like is the claw feed. Although with the 300 wsm, its gonna be a controlled round push feed. The overall quality depends on which model 70 it is. Do you happen to know what kind of model 70 it is?
 

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Spoon,

Thanks for the reply. I tried to find out from the lady and she didnt really know anything about it. I do know now it has a synthetic (she called it plastic) stock. I asked her to look on the barrel where it said Winchester model 70 and read me everything it said there. She read off "Winchester Model 70 300 WSM". I went to check the Winchester website and got some price ideas from their listed MSRP values. I called a local gunshop here in Houston and didnt like what they had to tell me about the price. They have the price of a model 70 synthetic at $439. The lady wants $400 for the rifle and Simmons 3-9 x 40 scope that is on it. I don't really need another gun right now but if it is a good chance to make a little money I can handle that. I am kind of hoping it to be a Sporter or Mountain grade. They are a little higher priced on the Winchester site. I will be meeting with them tomorrow at 1 to look it over and make a decision. I just want to be well informed about the gun before I drop $400 on it. Once again, any and all comments and thoughts are greatly appreciated.
 

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That is really not that great of a deal, and you probably wouyld not be able to turn it around for much mone. That one comes from the factory as a package deal with the SImmons scope, and my local Wal-Mart has one for $399 new. If you want a Winchester, definitely go for one of the higher grades. I got a great deal on a Super Grade model 70 in .30-06. It had a stainless steel barrel and reciever, action as smooth as glass, all set in a beautifully done wooden stock. It was a very nice rifle. The one you are talking about is the model 70 Super Shadow and was designed to allow budget-conscious shooters to get a Winchester. I personally was unimpressed with the line, as it was obvious they cut many corners to keep it in that price bracket. In my opinion, you ought to save your money.

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Thanks Jake. Thats the info I was looking to hear. I'll call them and cancel now.

Now, back to playing my 300 RUM. I found a great hunting load for it last night.
 

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I had a win 300wsm the quallity was so so nothin to brag about.I did have trouble finding different loads for the bullets.The accuracy was somewhat decent shooting close to 1moa.I would suggest to save your money thou.
 

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I only own Winchesters, and I don't think I need to have it any other way, I really like them. The action and recoil lug are one piece, and the receiver is nicely machined. I owned a Remington for a while and liked it just fine, but it is my personal preference that I like my Winchesters better. JMHO, I think you'd like the Winchester if you bought it, but it would take some work to make it a nice all-around package, the cheap ones have crappy stocks and no floorplates on them.

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I have to say that I love the winchester actions. They are solid and smooth. Not to mention the mauser style safety is nice. When it comes to the trigger I really like them, they are easy to adjust to suit your needs. As for the $400 price tag I would take it. I bought mine for a little less but that was years ago and since winchester has ceased production the price has gone up. Not to mention that it hard to find anything except a stevens for under $400 these days. For comparison sake, look at Kimber. The actions on there rifles are equivalent to the pre 64 wins and a Kimber will run up $1000 plus. My vote is to buy it.
 

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I have a Winchester model 70 300wsm. I have to say that I love it! I know you aren't really looking for it to use, but I use mine often and it's extremely accurate. The action is smooth as butter! And when I'm on he range and everyone is shooting their ARs and whatnot.....I squeeze my trigger and the whole range stops and looks. It's a powerful weapon. Capable of taking down any game in North America. I've shot targets at 500 meters with ease! My best friend is an Army Ranger, he used this same model as his sniper rifle. Hits from 1000 meters out. I'd say that's a heck of a weapon. I shot mine today. It still makes the hair stand up on my neck when I shoot it.
 

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