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Posted: 10/24/2002 10:50:38 AM EDT
Just looking at some prices and ran accross the Winchester Model 70 Steath in 308. Price seems to be just a little cheaper than a Rem 700 vs, which seems like a comparable model. Just wanting to gather some info on Winchester in comparison to a Rem. 700. Thanks
Link Posted: 10/24/2002 11:19:26 AM EDT
In Sept. I bought a new Mdl. 70 Coyote in 270WSM as my new Elk rifle. For the last several years I have bought 4 or 5 new rifles per year. Now, everthing usually needs some work right out of the box, Triggers tuned, bedding, freefloating, etc. So I expect to spend another $100.00 to $200.00 to get them to shoot. Also, usually some reloaing to get good accuracy. I like for things to shoot 1/2 inch or better at 100 yards. Imagine my surprise when my box stock Coyote with a factory 150 grain power points shot into .340, not once but 5 three shot groups spread over a two week period, in varying weather conditions. BUY your Stealth, I've heard great things about them locally.
Link Posted: 10/24/2002 11:25:04 AM EDT
The model 70 is a very good choice.They shoot very well right out of the box. Go for it
Link Posted: 10/24/2002 2:02:03 PM EDT
Are they more accurate than a remington?

Also considering a HOWA rifle.....is the Winchester worht the extra 50 bucks?
Link Posted: 10/24/2002 2:37:19 PM EDT
Ask some of the guys on snipercountry what they think about the Stealth. It's one hell of a rifle. Really gives the PSS/VS a serious run for the money. Put it this way, there's a reason they're so hard to find.
Rich
Link Posted: 10/24/2002 2:59:24 PM EDT
do they have a heavy barrel?
Link Posted: 10/24/2002 3:45:16 PM EDT
yeah, they actually weigh 1.5 more pounds than the rem.
they say they weigh in at 10.5 pounds
Link Posted: 10/24/2002 4:10:33 PM EDT
I have a post 64 model 70XTR in 30-06,that will shoot 1",3 shot groups @ 100yds,sitting on a bull bag,but its tricked out,and I have a custom load for it that I have worked up. I would go with the Winchester,but hey, its my opinion.
If you had to pack an M60 all day,the weight of the model 70 wouldn't matter.
Link Posted: 10/24/2002 5:31:10 PM EDT
I was actually thinking the extra weight would be a good thing as far as accuracy is concerned. or is that really not a big issue.


How does Winchester's synthetic stock compare to remingtons?
Link Posted: 10/24/2002 9:34:02 PM EDT
The extra weight will help on recoil. I don't know too much about the S.S.model's only that they are alot lighter. if you want to go with a S.S.I would get one that has the aluminum reinforcement on the inside,that your barreled action sets in.They also can be glass bedded,Mine is a nice walnut,I will stay with it.
Link Posted: 10/25/2002 5:29:58 AM EDT
Is there a good place to buy new rifles online. i saw a couple sites like thegunsouce.com and eastcountygun.com...........they say you just buy them and they will ship them to a FFL dealer of your choice.
Link Posted: 10/25/2002 11:01:56 AM EDT
Try Gunbroker.com,or Guns America,there always seems to be more guns,than I have $$$$ to buy them with. Most will ship to a dealer of your choice,most will do transfer from $10 to $30.
Link Posted: 10/25/2002 11:43:54 AM EDT
I have the Stealth in .223 , I love it, buy IT !!

Link Posted: 10/25/2002 7:41:02 PM EDT
I own a pre-64 mauser actioned Mdl 70 Alaskan in .300Win Mag (NRA Exc condition). I got it from my dad as he was the original owner. I love that thing. I'd go with the Mdl 70 mostly because since they brought back the classic mauser bolt, it has a positive extraction claw that takes one fly out of the ointment.

From what I understand, the Rem 700s have been having some problems with quality lately. If I'm wrong someone please correct me. The Rem700 is also a great rifle and can be purchased ready to go with no need for mods. It's a preference thing mostly. Caliber has a lot to do with it. I just got to have the clawed extractor fellas.

That Stealth looks sweat as hell, I've found my next bolt-action.
Link Posted: 10/26/2002 4:02:48 AM EDT
I'm kinda new to the optics part of rifles. Do most bases fit all rifles pretty universally? Then you just buy the rings to match the base?
Link Posted: 10/26/2002 5:37:36 AM EDT
Does the Stealth gave an H-S Precision stock with an aluminum bedding bar?? The 700 PSS/VS does.
Usually bases fit one style of receiver only. The rings are more universal.
Link Posted: 10/26/2002 6:21:34 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/26/2002 6:22:02 AM EDT by ANGST]

Originally Posted By OldTiger:
Does the Stealth gave an H-S Precision stock with an aluminum bedding bar??




Yes, exactly
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