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Karl.Luhr 01-13-2012 07:45 PM

I have a decision to make about a new rifle
I am considering buying a replacement rifle for the one my Son claimed.

The choices I am considering are

Winchester M70 Featherweight Stainless in 30-06 with a walnut stock and moa trigger. A laminated stock isn't offered...


Ruger M77 Hawkeye Stainless in 30-06 with a laminated stock and the hawkeye trigger.

How does the group think these compare?


spiker 01-13-2012 08:10 PM

I think i would chose the winchester,the reviews of the new model 70's have been positive.I dont wanna start an argument but the rugers ive seen are hit or miss in the accuracy dept.(imho).Have you looked at a CZ550(30/06)hammer forged barrel, mauser action, good adj trigger with the option of a set trigger,alot more gun for less money.

hunt NH 01-14-2012 01:54 AM

Ruger. for me any time ruger is one of the options, its always gona be ruger.

gfdeputy2 01-14-2012 06:24 AM

X2 on the Ruger
Have not heard any complaints on the way the Rugers shoot expecially the M77's

BruceBruce1959 01-14-2012 06:40 AM

Both weapons are even in all departments, but between these two choices I'd probably sway a little toward the Ruger also.

rdrader2002 01-14-2012 10:50 AM

My semi-auto's are Remingtons and my bolt actions are Savage. Can't help you in that decision one bit. Sorry . . . .


Scorpion8 01-14-2012 07:58 PM

Ruger, or go look at Remingtons. But for me it would be Ruger over Winchester.

Hunting Man 01-15-2012 01:50 PM

Winchester would be my pick of the ones in your list.

tomlightfield 01-16-2012 10:57 AM

I have both(older models) 77 and M-70, they both shoot great. As far as Featherweight, I personally don't care for a super-light rifle, I feel a long gun with a little more weight is a lot more stable, especially when shooting offhand. They are both comparable as far as features go, sounds to me like you would rather have a lam stock. If that's the case, your choice is solved!

Hunting Man 01-16-2012 11:59 AM

Weight is the thing I need to shed as I don't like heavy rifles anymore. I wouldn't want to shoot 300mag in a 6 lb rifle but a 260 Rem with a 140 gr would be a great deer rifle in a light weight model. I guess you have to decide what will work best for the $'s spent. You know women knew that buying/shopping really is fun, and they tried to keep us out of that loop. Have fun shopping and let us know what you brought home.

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