Winchester Model 70, 7mm Mag, synthetic stock, scope, with 100 rounds of Federal nickel plated ammo in 3 different grains for $400. Good deal?
I don't hunt anything anymore, I just shoot for fun.I absolutely despise 7 mag as it has consistently been overkill in the whitetail woods where I grew up. Light loading it a bit would fix that. As a handloader I would buy. As an ammo buyer I would hesitantly pass in search of a more fitting caliber.
If I were in a mind to chase mulies, elk, or bear then I would buy it for the caliber and load it heavy with bonded bullets.
That trigger sounds like a "trigger job" done wrong. Just be careful it does not just go off by bumping the rifle around.Well, since I really have no particular use for it and prob'ly shouldn't spend the money right now, I don't see where I really have much choice...:dunno:...I pretty much gotta' snag it. ...I believe all the requirements have been met for a justifiable firearm purchase here.
I haven't seen it yet but the seller is a buddy (evolved from customer) and the description/details are definitely intriguing. He got this one and a Remington 700 BDL from his uncle who was a Marine sniper, he setup both rifles. The Winchester has a Nikon scope but he wants to keep that, although he's substituting what sounds like a decent enough Leupold unit to replace it. He stressed the fact that the Winnie also has an extreme hair trigger...:smile:...oughta' be a fun long range gun.
Not sure when I'll have it but I suppose it's pretty much a done deal. He's going to bring it by the shop to "show it to me"......which is how we tend to say "deliver" around here, especially when you're talkin' guns, guitars or motorcycles. I told him I'd definitely be interested, "provided I could come up with the cash" but his response was "You're my mechanic, I'm sure we can work somethin' out". All the exits appear to be blocked so if nothin' else...:mellow:...he'll prob'ly be gettin' free parts & labor for awhile.Yep. The TA bylaws are crystal clear. We await photos.
I figure the ammo alone is close to half the price and the scope oughta' be worth a few bucks too so really, the rifle's comin' out pretty cheap. IIRC and although it wasn't his uncle's preference, he did personally reload some Winchester cases and a few boxes of that will be thrown in too.That CAN'T be a M70 classic, likely the cheaper post 64 M70. The new Classics go back to pre-64 specs and I don't think they're offered with a polymer stock, but not sure. STILL a good deal, though.
I have a 7 mag I rarely shoot, but it's fun when I get in a mood for recoil and noise. It has taken 4 whitetail, a mulie, and a javelina.