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#5818071 - 07/05/15 08:07 AM What would you do, M70 Super Grade 280 Rem
jlsbassman Offline


Registered: 06/18/09
Posts: 423
Loc: Royse City
Yesterday I won a winchester model 70 super grade in 280 rem. It is marked 1 of 500. It is brand new unfired in the box. My question is do I keep as is and put in the safe for safe keeping. Do I add scope and use, or should I sell it? Don't really hunt a lot but do love to shoot. What would you do?

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#5818089 - 07/05/15 08:32 AM Re: What would you do, M70 Super Grade 280 Rem [Re: jlsbassman]
6.5x47Lapua Offline
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Sell it if you don't plan on wearing it out. Rifles are tools. No more no less.

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#5818097 - 07/05/15 08:50 AM Re: What would you do, M70 Super Grade 280 Rem [Re: 6.5x47Lapua]
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Originally Posted By: 6.5x47Lapua
Sell it if you don't plan on wearing it out. Rifles are tools. No more no less.


Agreed.

Could also use the money to build a semi-custom that you would shoot more often. The value of a Super Grade will get you way down the road in parts for your build.
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#5818150 - 07/05/15 10:10 AM Re: What would you do, M70 Super Grade 280 Rem [Re: jlsbassman]
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What would I do? screw a Trijicon on top of it and go kill stuff with it. If that wasn't your first thought when you picked it up..... you, my friend, need a realignment of priorities.

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#5818217 - 07/05/15 11:21 AM Re: What would you do, M70 Super Grade 280 Rem [Re: jlsbassman]
postoak Offline
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Registered: 08/19/09
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Don't scope it. Don't shoot it.

Sell it on the classifieds here or on gunbroker.com.
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#5818274 - 07/05/15 12:12 PM Re: What would you do, M70 Super Grade 280 Rem [Re: jlsbassman]
603Country Offline
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Registered: 07/03/12
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Without question, I'd sell it and buy something I really wanted to use.

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#5818284 - 07/05/15 12:22 PM Re: What would you do, M70 Super Grade 280 Rem [Re: jlsbassman]
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Registered: 06/29/11
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Let me know if you post it for sale...
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#5818288 - 07/05/15 12:26 PM Re: What would you do, M70 Super Grade 280 Rem [Re: jlsbassman]
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If it were just about anything other than a Model 70 in .280 (I've been wanting both for a while), I'd sell it. BUT, both the rifle and the caliber are great. All I can say is go with your gut.
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#5818295 - 07/05/15 12:33 PM Re: What would you do, M70 Super Grade 280 Rem [Re: 603Country]
pertnear Offline
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Registered: 12/31/14
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Originally Posted By: 603Country
Without question, I'd sell it and buy something I really wanted to use.

I concur; great advice.

...oh, and by the way, CONGRATULATIONS!
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#5818426 - 07/05/15 03:06 PM Re: What would you do, M70 Super Grade 280 Rem [Re: jlsbassman]
Gravytrain Offline
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Registered: 01/06/11
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I'd sell it. I have no need for a pretty $2500 hunting rifle.

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#5818465 - 07/05/15 03:52 PM Re: What would you do, M70 Super Grade 280 Rem [Re: jlsbassman]
tth_40 Offline
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Registered: 04/05/10
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I have a Mod. 70 Super Grade in .270 Win. and have taken 2 deer and a hog with it so far. It's a shooter for sure.

If I had one in .280, I'd hunt with it.

That's me, though.

Congratulations on your win!
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#5818477 - 07/05/15 04:05 PM Re: What would you do, M70 Super Grade 280 Rem [Re: Crews]
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Registered: 08/03/11
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Loc: Katy, TX
Originally Posted By: Crews
What would I do? screw a Trijicon on top of it and go kill stuff with it. If that wasn't your first thought when you picked it up..... you, my friend, need a realignment of priorities.
X2.
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#5818876 - 07/05/15 09:14 PM Re: What would you do, M70 Super Grade 280 Rem [Re: jlsbassman]
Bbear Offline
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Keep it if you think you'll use it. Otherwise - Trade Bait for something you DO want. And what you want need NOT be a firearm (can't believe I said that)
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#5818921 - 07/05/15 09:48 PM Re: What would you do, M70 Super Grade 280 Rem [Re: thedoveshooter]
JJH Offline
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Registered: 10/03/06
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Originally Posted By: thedoveshooter
If it were just about anything other than a Model 70 in .280 (I've been wanting both for a while), I'd sell it. BUT, both the rifle and the caliber are great. All I can say is go with your gut.


Dove shooter:
Were you aware that Winchester is making a limited run of M70 FWTs in 280 this year?

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#5818995 - 07/05/15 10:33 PM Re: What would you do, M70 Super Grade 280 Rem [Re: jlsbassman]
Colt W. Knight Offline
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Registered: 03/22/11
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Loc: West Virginia
I personally wouldn't get rid of that gun, but I love M70 supergrades. I shoot all my firearms.

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