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#6122019 - 01/06/16 12:19 PM What model did I end up with here?
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I walked into my LGS and spotted this lonely model 70 on the shelf. Cheap factory tupperware, nothing fancy at all. Talked with the dealer, thinking it would make a good donor rifle. Walked out for a bit over 3 bills.

So, other than a New Haven Mod. 70 22", what did I get?

And yes, I've made the mistake of shooting the donor. hammer bang













Has a G pre-fix on the serial number. I'm guessing it is some sort of 'Shadow' variation? What say you folks?
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#6122021 - 01/06/16 12:21 PM Re: What model did I end up with here? [Re: Bbear]
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#6122029 - 01/06/16 12:23 PM Re: What model did I end up with here? [Re: Bbear]
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Looks like one of the Black Shadow models from the early 2000's. Push feed economy version that they sold for awhile. Nothing wrong with a push feed Model 70.
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#6122043 - 01/06/16 12:27 PM Re: What model did I end up with here? [Re: Bbear]
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Cast - they all 'kick'. This one isn't too bad! Works better than the Mountain rifle I have as far as recoil and my shoulder are concerned.

Texasteach - thanks, I think you're spot on with that. Probably be looking for a new stock for this critter.
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#6122097 - 01/06/16 01:01 PM Re: What model did I end up with here? [Re: Bbear]
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Mine kicked so hard I opted to change the stock which fixed it right up. Those light plastic stocks are just placeholders on a 30-06.

But I'm a wuss...
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#6122148 - 01/06/16 01:30 PM Re: What model did I end up with here? [Re: Bbear]
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The bare rifle weighed in at 8.2 lbs. I've been working on a load with 4064 and recoil hasn't caused my shoulder any problems. I had to get rid of my Blaser 300 WM due this shoulder. I replaced it with a 264 WM. Recoil is much tamer.

This Win stock has what appears to be one of the softer recoil pads on it. That might be a difference.
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#6122166 - 01/06/16 01:40 PM Re: What model did I end up with here? [Re: Bbear]
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You got a base model New Haven built Winchester from back when they were solid pieces of equipment...with an "open" trigger that can easily be cleaned or tuned and wing 3 position safety that's the best thing on the market. This is a good platform for a re barrel LA caliber change if you wanted it ...or a super "beater/truck/paddle the pirouge gun" as is that'll last you the rest of your life.

Because it's LA action, this'un be perfect for doing a 6.5x'06/338'06/35 Whelen & my fav oddball in a 9.3x62 yadda yadda or some other version of a 308 based caliber where the bullets can be seated WAAAY out there like a 243 aka 6mmx'06...and dirt simple to do without the CRF extractor.

Only thing I'd need xtra if I changed the stock out'd be the bottom metal floor plate & follower, and prolly a Boyd's wood or laminate drop in stock of my choice. Nice snag.
Ron


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#6122572 - 01/06/16 04:32 PM Re: What model did I end up with here? [Re: Bbear]
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You got a great deal!! Nice rifle great all around caliber. First, clean the hell out of it inside and out then Ditch the scope, get a new Leupold VX-3 (all on sale right now at Natchez) The Vortex Viper is on sale for about $300 everywhere.

I like the idea of adding a Boyds wood stock or maybe an HS Precision, get it bedded. Then if your anal like most of us, replace the trigger with a Timney.

OR, just clean the hell out of it and ENJOY!!!!
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#6122582 - 01/06/16 04:35 PM Re: What model did I end up with here? [Re: Buzzsaw]
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Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
You got a great deal!! Nice rifle great all around caliber. First, clean the hell out of it inside and out then Ditch the scope, get a new Leupold VX-3 (all on sale right now at Natchez) The Vortex Viper is on sale for about $300 everywhere.

I like the idea of adding a Boyds wood stock or maybe an HS Precision, get it bedded. Then if your anal like most of us, replace the trigger with a Timney.

OR, just clean the hell out of it and ENJOY!!!!


Ditch a Swaro for a Vortex or Leupy confused2
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#6122583 - 01/06/16 04:36 PM Re: What model did I end up with here? [Re: Bbear]
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#6122586 - 01/06/16 04:37 PM Re: What model did I end up with here? [Re: kmon1]
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Originally Posted By: kmon1
Originally Posted By: Buzzsaw
You got a great deal!! Nice rifle great all around caliber. First, clean the hell out of it inside and out then Ditch the scope, get a new Leupold VX-3 (all on sale right now at Natchez) The Vortex Viper is on sale for about $300 everywhere.

I like the idea of adding a Boyds wood stock or maybe an HS Precision, get it bedded. Then if your anal like most of us, replace the trigger with a Timney.

OR, just clean the hell out of it and ENJOY!!!!


Ditch a Swaro for a Vortex or Leupy confused2


Oh my, really didn't pay attention to the scope, but he can ditch it to me banana
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#6122722 - 01/06/16 05:45 PM Re: What model did I end up with here? [Re: Bbear]
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Originally Posted By: Bbear


And yes, I've made the mistake of shooting the donor. hammer bang






I seem to see this line used with some frequency on other sites, particularly with Model 70s.
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#6122979 - 01/06/16 08:02 PM Re: What model did I end up with here? [Re: Bbear]
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The Swarovski stays. it was the last scope my Dad purchased.

I've been playing with some 4064 and 165 SGK's and getting 3 shot groups around an inch. Picked up some of the 4451 and 7977 to play with as well. With a bum shoulder this rifle has so far exceeded my needs. Now, with the right load, it can exceed my desires as well laugh
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#6122996 - 01/06/16 08:14 PM Re: What model did I end up with here? [Re: Bbear]
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Hoppe's #9 and a wire brush on that bolt face. peep
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#6123009 - 01/06/16 08:20 PM Re: What model did I end up with here? [Re: Bbear]
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Yep, that was one part I missed.
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