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#5783828 - 06/11/15 03:22 AM Pre-64 Mod 70 .220 Swift
DH3 Offline

Registered: 11/18/14
Posts: 527
Loc: Katy
Bought a Pre-64 Winchester Mod 70, .220 Swift off a THF Board Member. First time out today. Bore sighted and first shot on target was 5 ring at 11:30. Adjusted the scope down 8 clicks, Take a look at the NEXT 3 SHOTS!
All shots at 100 yards.

#5783879 - 06/11/15 06:49 AM Re: Pre-64 Mod 70 .220 Swift [Re: DH3]
kmon1 Offline

Registered: 09/27/06
Posts: 22465
Loc: Texas
Nice shooting. Looks like they sold you a good one up
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#5783936 - 06/11/15 07:34 AM Re: Pre-64 Mod 70 .220 Swift [Re: DH3]
Chunky Dunk Offline
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Registered: 05/28/15
Posts: 1194
Loc: Rockport
Looks like you got yourself a heck of a good deal. Love .220 swift

#5783954 - 06/11/15 07:42 AM Re: Pre-64 Mod 70 .220 Swift [Re: DH3]
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Registered: 11/22/10
Posts: 22931
Loc: Corsicana
That's a great rifle! I have a few pre-64s and every one of them is a good shooter. Even have a pre-64 .220 Swift but haven't shot it yet. Hope it shoots just like that. up
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#5784009 - 06/11/15 08:12 AM Re: Pre-64 Mod 70 .220 Swift [Re: DH3]
redchevy Offline
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Registered: 10/25/04
Posts: 26583
Loc: Texas
Need a pic of the gun too! smile

Good shooting
It's hell eatin em live

#5784020 - 06/11/15 08:18 AM Re: Pre-64 Mod 70 .220 Swift [Re: DH3]
603Country Online   content
THF Trophy Hunter

Registered: 07/03/12
Posts: 5671
Loc: Central Texas
I had a Pre-64 Model 70 in 220 Swift. Like yours, it was a good shooter. I used it a lot in South Texas for coyotes and such. Finally though, I decided that it was more valuable than I needed, so I decided to take the equity out of it and buy another 220. Finally found a Ruger 77V and sold the Winchester. Never been sorry for doing that.

It's been a number of years, but I think that the barrel on mine (and yours) is a blackened stainless that Winchester put on the 220 and the 264 back then.

#5784261 - 06/11/15 10:30 AM Re: Pre-64 Mod 70 .220 Swift [Re: 603Country]
DH3 Offline

Registered: 11/18/14
Posts: 527
Loc: Katy
603Country...You are correct, the Swift has a 26" Stainless Steel barrel. Since you cannot blue stainless, the barrel was plated with iron oxide before the blue was applied. The finish on the barrel almost looks like it has been parkerized (Blue).

#5784301 - 06/11/15 10:54 AM Re: Pre-64 Mod 70 .220 Swift [Re: DH3]
pertnear Online   content
Bird Dog

Registered: 12/31/14
Posts: 373
Loc: Kingsland, TX
Pre-64 Win .220 Swift - CLASSIC! Too bad these guns are so nice, yet so valuable, they usually become safe-queens.

Nice shooting!
Visit my fictional blog "The dr Chronicles" about a laid-back Texan named dr - Enjoy!

#5784302 - 06/11/15 10:55 AM Re: Pre-64 Mod 70 .220 Swift [Re: DH3]
Bubba33 Offline
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Registered: 08/14/14
Posts: 8
very nice.....jealous. Wish I owned one.

#5784990 - 06/11/15 05:31 PM Re: Pre-64 Mod 70 .220 Swift [Re: DH3]
DH3 Offline

Registered: 11/18/14
Posts: 527
Loc: Katy
Here's a picture, wood and blue about 90%..


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