Welcome guest, is this your first visit? Create Account now to join.
  • Login:

Welcome to the NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed.

Black Watch Knives Africa


User Tag List

+ Reply to Thread
Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 16 to 21 of 21
Like Tree18Likes

Thread: Winchester Rifle thoughts?

  1. #16
    Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2013
    Posts
    643
    ....and remember that the concept of a bolt action is "old technology" - you lift the bolt, pull it back, push it forward & down: it's not supposed to be complicated...
    john m likes this.

  2. #17
    Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2016
    Posts
    244
    I have a mod 70 in 458 win mag. Amazing rifle, just feels like itís built proper and strong. Iron sights on it are pretty good too. Shot my first deer with a mod 70 in 270 so safe to say I have a soft spot for them. In saying that I own an older tikka and have two new ones on order/in the pipeline. If you want a solid, no bullshit, utilitarian and beautifully functioning rifle.... get the Winny.
    john m likes this.

  3. #18
    Member FRST's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    515
    Great guns. I bought my Extreme Weather off the forum here, in .270 and restocked it in carbon fibre. The boys are right- the original stock is heavy due to the internal alum chassis. It also has an awkward wrist angle.

    I must say though that the Winchesters can be a little fussy compared to the Tikkas when it comes to finding a load it likes (using boat-tails). Much less fussy with flat base bullets - especially the Winchester silverbox stuff. This is my experience with this rifle, a 7RemMag Classic Stainless and the 4x pre64's in 30/06 & .270 I've had.

    Where these beat a lot of rifles is the slickness of the action- they feed better than any bolt rifle I've owned- to the point where sometimes I've had to check that I've actually fed a round into the chamber- sooo slick. They also take 5x rounds in the mag.

    Name:  IMG_2292.JPG
Views: 99
Size:  2.31 MB
    Last edited by FRST; 16-04-2018 at 07:32 PM.
    Tuckerbox likes this.

  4. #19
    Member Micky Duck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Location
    Geraldine
    Posts
    2,041
    I guess "fussy" is a personal thing...as I said mine will poke any load into 1"ish group at 100yards and will poke ALL loads into a playing card sized group. we tried it with (from memory) 110hornady hp reload 3 different 130grn reloads 2 factory 130s 2 factory 150s and a factory 160. I still use 130s 140s for most of its work and quite happily chuck a 150 partition or 170grn speer up her spout if in the bush.

  5. #20
    Member FRST's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2013
    Posts
    515
    Quote Originally Posted by Micky Duck View Post
    I guess "fussy" is a personal thing...as I said mine will poke any load into 1"ish group at 100yards and will poke ALL loads into a playing card sized group. we tried it with (from memory) 110hornady hp reload 3 different 130grn reloads 2 factory 130s 2 factory 150s and a factory 160. I still use 130s 140s for most of its work and quite happily chuck a 150 partition or 170grn speer up her spout if in the bush.
    Yep definitely personal. New rifles (and a few oldies) are usually capable of sub-moa 3-shot groups with a bit of re-load tuning. It just typically takes me longer to get those groups out of the Winnys when the pills are boat-tails.

  6. #21
    Member Carlsen Highway's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    Port Chalmers
    Posts
    542
    My featherweight .30/06 will not shoot anything bigger than a 1 inch group. I have tried. Every load I have made for it from 220 grain bullets to low powered loads with .30-30 projectiles will make a neat triangle measuring an inch.
    This one is bedded with just the old dribble of glue in the right spot, the way they used to do from the factory, but the above poster is right, you have trouble getting it out of the stock which is a good thing, and the results show they did it right.

    Never failed in any way, and feeding is a dream. Most reliable rifle ever. I would like to get a new model that has the old pre'64 type action, but that's just from snob value really. But I do love the featherweight stock, it fits very well.

    My Tikka sucked by comparison, and the Sako's shot no better apart from my .222, and cost five times as much. I really have no use for another rifle except for my interest in vintage rifles and trying new cartridges.

    I am not sure where the 'new' technology is on a Tikka, unless it is the plastic. The Tikka action is purpose designed by Berretta with simplifications for making manufacturing cheaper.

    I did a review on the Winchester Extreme Weather rifle a few years back I will have to look it up. I recall it shot well, but it was also heavier than a Tikka.
    Last edited by Carlsen Highway; 17-04-2018 at 11:09 AM.
    Put the keyboard down. Now kick it over here.

 

 

Similar Threads

  1. Ruger American rifle - thoughts?
    By mcche171 in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 04-07-2017, 02:50 PM
  2. Thoughts on a rifle
    By Cody.a in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 03-11-2015, 10:09 PM
  3. Thoughts needed on a rifle I might buy
    By Cody.a in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 60
    Last Post: 23-04-2015, 07:05 AM
  4. What are you thoughts for my new rifle project.
    By mcche171 in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 18-05-2014, 10:05 AM
  5. Winchester mod 70 Extreme Weather thoughts
    By redman50 in forum Firearms, Optics and Accessories
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 20-09-2012, 08:23 PM

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Welcome to NZ Hunting and Shooting Forums! We see you're new here, or arn't logged in. Create an account, and Login for full access including our FREE BUY and SELL section Register NOW!!