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Old 04-10-2012, 04:12 PM
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Default Pre-64 model 70

Well on a pretty good high right now, no not drug induced, this is my first Winchester pre-64 model 70 in 243. it's an early 1950's and near mint condition. The owner had the custom scabbard made for it also. I was right on the scope it's a weaver 2.5x8 however, I've never seen this type of cross hairs before. He called them the screen door model as there are a series of verticle and horizional lines that form a rectangle much like a screen door. The very center is then a square set of multiple cross hairs. Very different and cool. He threw in some ammo and a belt shell holder. Today is a good day for the HM collector! Karl, you ever seen one of those Weaver scopes as described, very strange. I never knew they even made such a thing. Oh, I put 8 bills out for it and think it was a good buy in today's market.
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Old 04-10-2012, 04:39 PM
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Default No that reticle is new to me, but sounds cool...

I haven't saw that type before. Is it externel adjustments on the rings for windage and elevation? I think that you should loan me the rifle for a couple years and I will do a long term evaluation on the rifle. I never owned one of the real pre 64's, you are living right my friend...

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Old 04-10-2012, 07:45 PM
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Karl, it has external adjustments on the outside of the rear rings. Seems to put pressure on the scope body to move it where you want to. I've seen a lot of scopes over the years but nothing like this. Right now feel like a kid at Christmas. Spent last two hours cleaning/waxing, some of it was drool. My buddies in PA have a couple of the model 70's, I just migrated towards Remington over my early years.
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:39 PM
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Default I think external adjustments are a little fragile

Not that we ever want to hit our rifles or scopes on anything but I think that the externel adjustment models I have seen looked more fragile. It is really cool that you have that Model 70 to shoot. I wonder if the twist rate has changed over the years on the 243? I know that Remington made a mistake with the picking the wrong twist rate on the 244 Remington later changed to a faster twist and called it the 6mm Rem. I will bet that you will be having fun shooting 95-100gr bullets in yours. Recoil will be non existant.

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Old 04-10-2012, 10:38 PM
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I will probably re-scope it with better optics. I shot my first buck with a 243 borrowed, and never added one to my collection. Looking forward to putting some rounds through it just to see....
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Old 04-11-2012, 06:18 AM
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Very nice looking rifle.
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